de Garde Brewing

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #47
Ranked #887
4.51 | pDev: 8.87%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Notes: A wild ale aged in wine barrels, with raspberries and hibiscus.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 68 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of rudzud
2.89/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice ruby hue with a thin off white head.

S - Aromas of trash, vinegar, diacetyl, buttery oak, faint raspberries.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, the diacetyl is fainter but still discernable. The vinegar is really dominant as well. There is some nice raspberry notes but everything else overpowers that.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp

O - Overall this was a very disappointing and confusing beer. I've never really had an issue with de garde and suddenly the two bees I've had from their last bottle release were diacetyl bombs. Incredibly unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
2.86/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to rudzud

Nice fizzy bubbly rosy pink head fades quickly, little lacing, dark murky ruby pinkish purple color

Nose big raspberry but also rubbish like butric acid, but that's gone quickly, loads of vinegar and acetone like, plenty of raspberry jam, little diacetyl too

Taste is very tart sour acidic, a little acetone and vinegar, lots of tart funk, raspberry jam, raspberry wine vinegar, flemmy acidity, little seed tannin, bitter spice thing. Maybe butric acid.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, flemmy sour acidic slimy

Overall not as bad as the boisonberry but still ug, what the hell happened to this and to de garde?

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Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours vibrant red with a small pink/white head that fades quickly. Just a gorgeous looking brew. The aroma is of freshly picked raspberries and promises tart acidity. Taste largely follows the nose. Pure jammy raspberries with notes from the hibiscus that add a subtle sweetness and tartness. Note that this is quite lactic, perfect for those who crave a strong sour punch. Easily one of my favorites from De Garde and one of the best fruited beers I've had to date.

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Photo of daphilipps12
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this beer, the color was amazing, and the smell spectacular. The hibiscus came through so nicely, and gave it a really great, smooth tart finish. I wish I had more. My favorite from de Garde to date.

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Photo of PDXSOUR
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh my goodness this has to be one of the best raspberry sours Ive ever tasted.

Juper jammy with a nice little hibiscus bite. Too bad this was a limited release.

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Framiscus from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 68 ratings