Chat D'Or | de Garde Brewing

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An amber/golden wild ale, aged in a mix of Rye Whiskey, Chardonnay and Genever barrels for 10-18 months.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
43
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Ryan. Thanks man!

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Photo of cbutova
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the bottle, Juan.

A- Hazy pale yellow body with a foamy white head. The cap makes it up a finger high with fair retention eventually leaving a small ring and spotty lace.

S- Lactic acid bacteria rules the land and it blends in with vinous pale fruits, a bit of funky barnyard, apricot, wet light toast oak and yogurt.

T- Again the sourness from the flora takes the helm with plenty of yogurty lactic acid and more of a vinegar presence here. Lemons, vinaigrette, sour plum, white wine, a touch of sweetness, woody oak and grapes. The grains are quiet beyond a hint of cereal.

MF- Fluffy and creamy light-medium body. Smooth and silky high end carbonation. Ends rather sour.

Quite the sour. The blending takes much of the individual barrels out of play but funk and sour star.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leftoverburrito
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EB1
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDXSOUR
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dataylor21
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tshanahan
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this De Garde at a share a long time ago, near the end. As drunk as I was it still stood out to me and I had to trade for a bottle, which I am now reviewing. Smell is unreal, I sniffed through my nose at least five times before I could bring myself to sip it. Candied, floral, Tillamook funk. Taste follows, amazing. Slightly stone fruity, tart, not sour, crisp, very well carbonated for a De Garde. ISO

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Photo of Mistamakkus
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakemn91
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durlta
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

White head. Dark gold color. Very funky and sour. Big fruit flavor. Muskmelon, apricot, honeydew. The right balance of tart, funk, and fruit. Can't taste the 10.4% at all. Drinks very easy.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason_nwx
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at hopodyssey's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, fruit, white wine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, white wine, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with solid barrel aged qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of pagriley
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Chat D'Or from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 43 ratings