de Garde Brewing

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Wild Ale
Ranked #47
Ranked #877
4.5 | pDev: 8.89%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Notes: A wild ale aged in wine barrels, with raspberries and hibiscus.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 69 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.79/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Holy moly look at those score deviations!

Pours an amber and dark red like color. Real good head on these, in the picture, both glasses have this dense off white head sitting around 3/5". The aroma pushed similar to the language on the bottle, you got both raspberries and hibiscus going in the nose alongside the usual de garde Tillamook pasture vibe.

Taste, well hey, we have scores in the 2's and 4's, this looks to be in the 3's, properly dividing up the scores here. Its got a wet (not dry) raspberry punch to it different than a lot of raspberry wild ales. The hibiscus fits and works with this slightly maltier wild ale. There isn't a lot of taste from the increased malt bill, but there is a fuller mouth feel and better pairing with the hibiscus. Takes some getting used to a mouth feel with raspberries, but not a dry finish. Not just wet raspberries, but a wet wood feel too.

Laughs about this being a limited release. . . now. My ass walked in off the street and bought multiple bottles.

Aug 18, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev -35.8%
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

Sep 02, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

2.86/5  rDev -36.4%
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?

Sep 02, 2017
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AleToTheVictors from Maryland

4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Sep 21, 2015
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daphilipps12 from Oregon

4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Sep 17, 2015
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PDXSOUR from Oregon

4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Aug 21, 2015
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