The Peach
de Garde Brewing

The PeachThe Peach
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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #6
Ranked #97
4.57 | pDev: 6.35%
Sep 12, 2023
Nov 14, 2015
A golden wild ale aged in Cognac barrels. After extended aging, this was transferred into oak tank and refermented with Oregon Peaches.
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Never giving up on those childhood snacks de Garde takes the influence of fruit rollup and rolls it into a winey, earthy, tart and spicy wild ale. With lambic influences at the helm at well, this fruit rollup is corked, capped and ready for adulthood.

Pale gold and lightly of chrome, the light and yeasty haze of The Peach teems with bubbles while building a loose necklace of foam. Pulling from its white wine appearance, the session kicks of with a plume of stone fruit over a citrusy, tangy, earthy, briney perfume chocked full of both funk and fauna. As its mild mannered sweetness greets the tongue, the suggestions of communion wafer, sourdough and a hint of tafffy gives a soft and wheaten buffer to start.

As the malt sweetness bounces effortlessly from the palate, the tastebuds soon carry the brunt of acidity that pangs away with lemon, lime, white grape, crabapple, yuzu and passionfruit with a stronger acidic twinge. All the while, the peach character gives a melon-like roundness for a smooth stone fruit taste. Nearly apricot, mango and orange-like, the bright and ripe peach flavor is radiant. Trending peppery with dry oak and lightly bittered hops, hints of grapefruit, grape seed and a mossy earthiness provide an earthy and peppery exit from the palate.

Light, crisp and highly refreshing, the off-clean ale finishes briskly acidic with a series of short sourdough echoes laced with peppery white wine, saddle leather and oak tannin.
Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by PprBurke from Virginia

Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.61 by jakecattleco from California

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml capped/corked bottle served in a pair of little Cantillon stemmed glasses. Bottled 10/21.

Pours clear, light golden, with a small ghost of a head that disappears and leaves a tiny ring around the glass. Smell is tart and funky. A bit of wood, some dry chardonnay. Something musty. Very interesting.

Taste is dry, tart, very chardonnay buttery, peach / stonefruit notes are there but kind of drowned out by the woody / chardonnay notes. Tartness is somewhere between unripe peaches and lemons. Mustiness is some combination of the butter and wood notes I think.

Mouthfeel is medium to light, super dry, slight filminess, gives a sense of liveliness that might just be prickly acidity. Overall, it's good and very interesting.
Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy yellowy orange body, white cap settles into a collar quickly. Big peach nose, big barnyard funk, lesser so horse blanket funk, oak more than the cognac support but both there, slight floral notes too. Tart and somewhat earthy peach starts the taste before the dry and sharp funk massages the oak and light cognac into the peach, apricot, lemon, green apple all support, but finish doesn't elevate, rather it goes somewhat acidic with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Feel is bright, sour, decently acidic cumulatively, and funky, almost feel more vinous on the finish. Very nice peach wild ale. The 6th best? No, but still great on a cool summer afternoon on the porch
Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by BSW from California

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by smithj4 from New York

May 24, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
#129, taste like peaches as advertised. Good stuff!
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by notchucknorris from California

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by bret27 from California

Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Holy peach!!! Love peaches in sours and this one is absolutely loaded with them. Pours and smells great and it tastes like a darn peach bomb. Unbelievable sour!
Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Travitten from Iowa

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 4.76 by JAWS from New York

Sep 11, 2021
The Peach from de Garde Brewing
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