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Saison Facile | 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): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
45
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
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0
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

unique saison here, mature now, big thanks to my buddy for sending this one out my way, it was a nice beer for after the thanksgiving feast! it is very woody and complex, has an almost gin botanical to it, and has quite a bit more body than i was expecting it to, some from the oak, some from a sturdier wheat malt structure, yet also very effervescent which keeps it from being heavy. notes of everything in here from alfalfa to hay to honey to tea, rosemary, spruce, and elderflower, a springy complexion to me, sort of blossoming and alive, with lots of white wine tannins to it, subtle orchard fruitiness, and a very cool and well developed fermentation profile that is lightly sour unexpectedly, and then soft estery and belgian for a second before relaxing into familiar bretty funkiness at the end. this is very complex and has aged really well, a fun one to share around the table, and another fine offering from de garde, although this didnt even compare to the framboise which we also enjoyed yesterday. these guys are really making some special beers!

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Rick and Sarah. Light, hazy golden with nice fluffy head. Light fruity, floral aroma, recalls a witbier. Taste also , light and lively could drink this all day.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There was a small stretch of time where I was kinda iffy on de garde stuff because it seemed like they were churning out a bunch of different beers that tasted similar and seemed to increasingly display a strong acidic tendency beyond what I prefer. This was kind of the prototypical example: they call it a saison but its clearly a wild ale.

Golden/yellow pour with 2/3" fluffy white head that accelerates away and downward. Aroma is sour and not much else, maybe mineral water.

Some yeast-y like feels came out in the taste and mouth feel that weren't there in the aroma. Substantial lemon citrus feels and acidity. Light funk and oak. I'm starting to gather where the facil (easy/simple) comes into the name. One of the more Cascade-esque beers from De Garde. Its a good beer at a good price (which is where it differs from Cascade).

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Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, poured into a de Garde snifter glass. Enjoyed on 1.22.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a light amber color, orange hues, hazy and cloudy with some bubbles rising to the top of the glass. One finger of white head, little retention and spots of lace. The aroma is okay, light funk, strong banana, light clove, citrus peel, oak, lots of pale grain. It reminds me of a funky and mineral water forward hefeweizen at times or even an a base beer that wasn't quite at the right temperature, interesting, but not the most intriguing aroma from a de Garde beer. The flavors, thankfully, are a lot more enjoyable. Tart citrus, mineral water, nice funk, soft stone fruits, oak barrel, pale grain, a touch of spice with only a hint of banana. Light body, very lively, lots of carbonation providing plenty of texture, bubbly and crisp with a lightly dry and tart finish.

Verdict: A nice funky saison from de Garde, pretty simple, not the best aroma, but it tastes a lot better than it smells. Very easy going, very drinkable and approachable and shows off the signature de Garde funk and mineral water character nicely.

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Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bronze with a white head, bit of retention, shows some lace.

Aroma has a light funk, earthy metallic, hay, horse blanket.

Pleasant green apple tartness, with a dry, leathery finish.

An all around great beer with balance, depth and drinkability. Wish I had more.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes.

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery golden color w/ a soft white head.

Aroma is delicately floral and tart. Bready wild yeast, light grain.

Taste follows nose. Pale grainy malt, tart wild yeast. Floral, delicate.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, semi-dry finish

Overall a balanced, refined saison.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nataku00
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Saison Facile from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 45 ratings