The Truffle | de Garde Brewing

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4.46/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Golden Wild Ale aged in oak barrels with Oregon white truffles

Added by yeaprolly on 01-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#671
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
pDev:
9.19%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a Clear gold with a big frothy white head. It has high carbonation. The beer smells of apples, wet wool, musty funk, raisins, and dates. The beer is tart, with barnyard funk, apples, raisins, dates, and wet wool. The feel is light and crisp. An excellent wild ale from De Garde.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly cloudy golden body. One finger white head, appropriate retention and lacing. Ripened cheese, a bit of lemon, light earth, a bit of black pepper, oak, touch of hay. Perhaps a bit more earthiness on the finish. Medium bodied, effervescent, slightly dry and earthy finish. I am not sure where the white truffles are, but the beer itself is very good.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.7/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd previously had the Noir version and was not a fan. Somehow this version was less intensely off-putting and funky to me, as it had a more measured funk, and a brighter spice. The truffle was less earthy, and as such room was left for some grapefruit tartness. It's still a fantastically funky beer, and you really have to be in the right mood to thoroughly enjoy this one.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received this in a trade for JLindros house warming party.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear light honey hue with a big three finger white head that fades to leave a thin blanket and big lacing.

S - Aromas of tart lemons, excellent base beer with good musty basement notes. The mushroom notes are nice and funky. Excellent truffle notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great acidic tart vinegar notes. The base beer is just wonderful. The musty barnyard notes are quite pleasant. Nice mushroom qualities, the truffle is subtle but still nicely done.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, good crispness.

O - Overall this was a rather great wild ale. The base beer was very well done and these truffles really pop. Excellent.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to rudzud

Again huge fluffy head 3 fingers, fades slowly sticky lacing, clear honey orange colored beer

Nose same funk as the noir, earthy cheesy funk notes, tart sour fruity funk, huge lambic like aroma, some mushroom earthy aroma

Taste again very lambic like but also nice earthy mushroom, earthy mushroom herbal thing, nice funky lambic acidic earthy cheesy funk, tart big lambic funk, little flemmy acidic finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, flemmy acidity, tons of carbonation.

Overall very nice a bit better than noir, great base lambic, but a bit more earthy mushroom thing

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Photo of dleiner
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rab53
4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaineBeerDinner
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nvbrew
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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The Truffle from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 49 ratings