The Peach | de Garde Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden wild ale aged in Cognac barrels. After extended aging, this was transferred into oak tank and refermented with Oregon Peaches.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 11-14-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
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124
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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle on-site at de Garde. This one was as advertised and maybe even better. One of the best fruited wild ales I have ever had. Nearly perfect in execution - incredible fruit flavor and just enough sourness. I liked this better than Nectarine Premiere.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.62/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into de Garge snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a one finger white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave slight lacing, little retention.

Aromas are sour and fruit, lots of peach and lactic tartness, stone fruits. warheads.

On the tongue is straight sour warhead sour peach, stone fruit bomb, lightly funky yeast, farmhouse.

Mouthfeel is easy, smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of avas
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2, reviewed 6/20/17.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with just a thin film of bubbles atop. Has an almost caramel color in the glass, very reminiscent of freshly squeezed peach juice. 8/10 on the opacity scale.

S: Punches with funk and peach skin up front. Mushrooms, earth, and a bit of gym locker stank. Meshes very nicely with an assertive peach skin note and a hint of wood. Sweet peach comes out more as it warms, but the blending of the fruit and funk is done damn near perfectly on the nose.

T: Explosively peachy. The perfect balance of funk and fruit is devoid from the taste, which is dominated by an overripe, juicy, almost candied peach flavor. Bright, sticky, sugared up yellow peaches jump out up front, followed by just hints of earth, a touch of rotten fruit skin, and rounded oak-y finish. Wood contributes some vanillin on the finishes, which melds very well with the candied peach flavor to offer a delicious aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied with a soft effervescence and a medium-plus sweetness for the style. Dangerously easy to drink at over 7%.

O: Absolutely delicious. Some may complain about the lack of "complexity" on the taste, but if you're looking for an expression of peach in beer form, I can't imagine asking for anything more than this.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oddlandf
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
3.39/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, sunny yellow color, clouded, with a smaller white head, which disappears soon.

The nose is defined by rubbery funk, mushrooms and lots of young peaches. Funk and fruits collide in a very gentle way, creating an intriguing complexity with peaches being the most prominent ingredient.

Has a sparkly effervescence, together with a mineralic quality, while providing a very refreshing, easy drinking, yet very acidic body.

Tastes of lime zest, cucumber water, old herbs, minerals and wet basement. Crisp and refreshing on the tongue, leaving the heavy mushroom funk from the nose behind, which gets replaced by unripe peaches. Peaches are definitely recognizable on the palate, while they are less well pronounced compared with the beer's aromas. They go hand in hand with a tongue bumbing tartness, while a fruity peach pulp note is able to cut through. The beer finishes calm and clean, with an everlasting sourness among an aqueous, mineral blend.

This is solid, well balanced and perfect for a warm summer day. Its tartness is pushing it though, reminding me of a classical AWA, hindering the beer from unfolding subtle notes.

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Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oakhtar
4.62/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Danny1217
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours almost clear, but a cloudy straw yellow with a film of white head
S: big juicy peach and some sourness. Smells of pure peach, no funk.
T: just like the nose...all clean sour peach. Not funk or barnyard, no straw. This is just like fuzzy from side project.
F: oh man, so drinkable. Not puckering, flavors linger, so drinkable.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.96/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this alongside the Imperial Apricot Bu. This one wasnt nearly as tart when but it got considerably more tart as it warmed. TONS of peach on the nose and palate here though and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Total Peach Bomb!

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkJC1018
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Benish
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: murky and cloudy bright yellow

Aroma: fresh ripe peaches! Very pleasant, eventually smells like the Jolly Ranchers Peach when it warms up. The sourness is there but it's like an afterthought.

Taste: very sour upfront and then the peaches just works its way in. Noticeable at first but as it warms up, it's full blown fresh tart peaches! One sip after another is really like taking a bite out of a peach, but on top of that you add complexity as it's highly sour. I do not notice trace of oak or whatever it was aged in, but that's okay, it's over abundant in peaches.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a sour bite in the mouth

Overall: it's definitely in the top 3 is sours I've tried. I only wish I get to try this again.

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Photo of facesnorth
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1. Not usually a big de Garde fan, but this was outstanding. Feb '16

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Photo of ragnar3
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 1 (cognac barrels), poured into a tulip. Juicy peach, just the right amount of barrel/funk. Not overly complex but a delicious beer. Looking forward to comparing with Batch 2.

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Photo of mantissa
4.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.55/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrallen34
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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The Peach from de Garde Brewing
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