Saison Facile | de Garde Brewing

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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRG1313 on 12-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the share, Umberto!

This one pours a clean shimmery golden yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like like yogurt mixed with candied sour lemon and sour orange, along with some oak and hay.

I haven't had too many farmhouse ales from de Garde, so this is fun to try. It's pretty insanely citrusy, that classic yogurty yeast opened into lots of grapefruit, orange, and lemon, with mild bitterness, and a little bit of oak. This is really delicious.

This has a good level of carbonation, pretty lively, with a crisp and juicy mouthfeel.

This is your usual de Garde flavor blast- not much subtlety, but lots of deliciousness.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nataku00
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PerHops
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge white wine barrel, grapefruit, lemon, funk, minerals, flowers and grass

Very lemony, some funk, bitter and grassy with a yogurt lactic finish. Does develop a bit as it warms but am getting a slightly off putting lactic character. Not as much as in some of the Bus but it's there.

Very carbonated. Prickly carbonation.

Overall this isn't one of my favorite de gardes. Maybe it will improve with time. I thought the dry hopped cuvee was a much better interpretation of this beer

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Photo of scottfrie
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a clean golden with a couple fingers of fluffy, airy, and long lasting off-white head that slowly collapsed into a thick film. A network of fine, sticky, lace was left down the glass.
S: Light and bright notes of cracked wheat and green apple on the nose with hints of peppery, spicy, Belgian yeast and hint of lemon tartness. Minerally quality as well and lightly musty along with hints of sweet golden fruit.
T: Subtle yet complex flavors of yeast and oak. I get notes of spicy yeast, bubble gum, green and golden apples, musty and damp oak, sourdough, wheat, wheat, and seltzer water. The finish is sweet and fruity, and the aftertaste has lingering notes of spicy yeast, dry grains, and a hint of pear.
M: Medium body, smooth and clean mouthfeel with a nice creaminess to it. Carbonation is soft and fluffy, and the tartness is subtle and rounded. Sweeter fuller mouthfeel than it is drying and crisp.
O: A very complex beer for being so simple. Very smooth, creamy, and soft, with a delicious balance between fruity, musty, and spicy flavors.

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Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Raziel313
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bouncepass
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cherche
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of erjaq
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Saison Facile from de Garde Brewing
4.14 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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