Oude Desay
de Garde Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #130
Ranked #3,015
4.25 | pDev: 5.88%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
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Notes: A wild farmhouse blend, composed of three different years of oak barrel and oak tank matured Petit Desay batches. This presents expressive fruit character from the fermentation, a restrained acidity, and balancing oak and funk character.
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scottfrie from California

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into stemmed tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden with a finger of thick white head that slowly faded into a fuzzy collar leaving wispy lace down the glass.
S: Musty, funky, and barnyard earth driven nose with tons of country funk and spice. Very dry and crispy smelling, with a clean kiss of acidity. I get fruity notes of pear and stone fruits mixed in with the barnyard straw and earth.
T: All the funk from the nose plus a touch of mushroom, damp basement, and moldy goat cheese rind mixed in with the straw and earthy spice. There is almost no sweetness, but I do get hints of ripe pear and a kiss of golden apple and stone fruit. Acidity is low and more of a flavor compliment than it is a lactic/lemon bomb. I even get a touch of baking spices.
M: Dry and crisp body, clean and fresh mouthfeel with a kiss of acid. Frothy and ample but soft carbonation.
O: Delicate and complex with a nice depth to the funk that is lacking from many American sours. Musty and earthy with that nice touch of cheese that takes it over the edge. Beautiful.

Jul 23, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Smells of oak, earthy yeast, winey aromas, a little sweet malt. Tastes of strong oak, sweet caramel, tart grape and stone fruit. Hefty oak and dry earthy finish. Medium body. An intense blend of sweet and sour. It's good.

Dec 08, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale bright gold, thin layer of foam and minor spotty lace.
Aroma is minerally, lightly funky, lemon and vanilla.
Tart and seltzery feel, pretty light bodied. Lemon and vague passion fruit.
Crisp and well carbed, scrubs the palate. Overall it's nice though not really that complex for a 3 year blend. Thanks Thomas for sharing!

Sep 30, 2017
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Certainly more of a Gueuze than a saison.

Pours a nice head, but it quickly dissipates, leaving a clear, bronze liquid.

Initially the aroma is quite fruity, with lots of guava and vague tropical fruit. After this dissipates, there's a bit more horse blanket.

Taste is certainly tart and funky, but it's balanced and not overly acidic. Great depth of flavour for such a light brew. It's not over powering, it's just a really pleasant drinker.

A nice body that's not overly attenuated and dry. Really good for its weight.

Jul 10, 2017
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Beersnake1 from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from just warmer than fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good transparency. Very carbonated - got two inches of head from a slow pour. Nose is funk, citrus peel, tart, wheat. Really nice. Taste is very tart, earthy, peach, orange, funk. A bit sour and a bit bitter. This is a really nice blend - quite different from anything I have tried. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, awesome beer.

Jun 10, 2017
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TheBeerCarl from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The head is a bit intense at first but settles down to a great cream color with good retention. The body is a clear dark amber color. Very inviting.

The nose has strong cider and cherry notes with lingering wheat and biscuit maltiness. The acidity is palpable and makes you drool. I love it.

The flavor profile is less complex but very enjoyable. You have strong tart apple and light cherry that transitions to a nice Belgium Trappist flavor profile of caramel and wheaty maltiness. The finish is a nice sweet blend of the apple and caramel notes. This would be a great fall beer.

The mouthfeel is exactly what I'd expect from a coolship farmhouse beer. Perfect balance of body and carbonation. I could ask for anything better from nature or the brewer.

Overall, the is a very enjoyable beer and I would drink it anytime. Good stuff.

May 18, 2017
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jhavs from New York

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Clear when carefully decanted, pinkish hue to an orange/amber beer. Thin bubbly white head.

Aroma of sweet tarts, rich oak, and a bit of mineral and funk.

Flavor is tartness up front, light fruity sweetness followed by rich and smoothing barrel flavors. Barrel settles everything out making the tartness less assertive.

Moderate carbonation, lighter than medium body, crisp and dry.

Overall an excellent brew. Balanced flavors and sour level.

Mar 23, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhere the colors of yellow, amber and orange mix together in a mildly hazy way to make up this beer with a 1/3" white top. Aroma was of oranges, tart and sour notes, mild brett like funk.

Taste, as usual, these are acidic as fuck. How does Upland get all the credit for that but de garde gets a pass? Still enjoyable, but anyways, you got the usual mixtures of a very sour, acidic citrus presence with funkiness. Wine like in some aspects. I dunno how much this adds to the petis/citrus desay bottles already in existence.

Enjoyable but far from memorable.

Dec 22, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a teku glass.

Pours a caramel light orange body, two finger thick white head. This one gushed almost right after opening, which is a bit unusual. That being said, good retention and bits of lacing. Smells of lemon, oak, light sulfuric funk, mineral, moderate acetic acidity, a bit of vinous character. Flavour is mild white wine, touch of oak, lemon zest, light sulfur, minerals that almost even make it seem a bit salty, a bit of stone fruit. Super nice complexity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation despite the gushing, refreshing and with stone fruits on the finish. Tasty beer for sure.

Dec 22, 2016
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Tommo from Texas

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice offering from degarde. Smells sour with some oak, flavor follows similarly. Its a pretty standard sour beer in oak, nothing amazing, some winey notes on it

Sep 03, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Toby. Dry tart puckering from the get-go. Hazy amber body. Tart aroma, lemon. Taste adds some yeast, but still focused on the gentle tartness. Lemonade without sugar comes to mind. Tartness lingers, licking my gums.

Aug 08, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-Amber, orange pour with 1 cm of foam. Aroma is lemony, with other fruit notes. Flavor is tart, but not astringent. A depth of flavors present with a fresh fruity grip over some oak. This is fantastic.

May 18, 2016
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Brian.

The first pour is a clear orange while the second has a bit of haze to go with the rapidly receding white head that leaves little lacing. The nose brings to mind the base beer, Saison Desay, though the age isn't wholly apparent. Bright lemon, peach, nectarine and mild apple juice are prevent, along with a mellow vinous character, a little mineral, a little white grape. A touch of sulfur is present as well. The palette opens with a wonderfully clean and bright lemony sourness with no acetic acid and minimal lactic acid. Shockingly clean for a beer that spent up to 3 years in barrels! Funk is mild, mostly a little sherry and mushroom. The fruity notes aren't as bright as on the nose, allowing the sherry to be a little more noticeable. Oak is present, though as a fruity vanilla note. Drying, fruity and clean on the finish, this beer is pretty excellent.

May 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 77 ratings