Petit Blanc
de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
4.08 | pDev: 7.11%
Aug 05, 2020
Jan 28, 2017
Petit BlancPetit Blanc
Notes: Tart farmhouse ale with late harvest Riesling grapes aged in oak barrels
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up in 2017, quickly broke one out to drink, and subsequently forget to review.

Amber colored pour. Thinner head than most de garde beers, this seemed about 1/4". A bit of cloudiness to it. Perhaps the grapes are head and clarity killers? Aroma of the usual tart n sour combo of Tillamook pasture, spontaneously done.

The taste brings a degree of acidity and bitterness I have to associate with the Riesling grape. Plenty of perfumy like grape notes alongside the sourness. Definitely file this under a wine and beer hybrid. Vinuous as they say. Alcohol is present if not exacerbated by the strong grape profile. Begins to feel like its an alcohol level more synonymous with the wine world's averages. Not sure but it seems like I'm getting a lot of french oak. Does have an oxidized leather-caramel-cardboard presence despite being a young beer. A hint of sweetness makes it one of de garde's sweeter beers.

I liked it, but thought some of Bruery and Black Project's wine/beer hybrids are still the ones to seek out.
Aug 05, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Mikexw from New York

May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear yellow-gold, very wine-like in appearance. Smell is very grapey, with some sherry notes. Taste is similar, really nice. This one falls somewhere between a beer and a wine. Very good.
Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A beer that I think would resonate more with wine lovers. Shows clear signs of the brewers affinity for grapes and challenging the boundary between beer / wine. Shows oak, a riesling sweetness, with a body that carries a bit more weight even with it's spot on carbonation.
Feb 06, 2018
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Reviewed by scottfrie from California

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a deep golden with a very active and effervescent carbonation. A brief and very active white head foamed up after the pour and quickly faded into a soft and lasting collar.
S: Very dry and crisp nose with notes of white wine, white grape, and mineral water. There's a kiss of lemon zest, grainy wheat, and very subtle Riesling sweetness.
T: Sweet taste with more of the reisling coming through. Vinous, drying, and clean overall. Crispy dry grain backbone, clean, soft, tartness, with a kiss of earthy spice mixed with the vinous white grape and sweet Riesling.
M: Light crisp and clean body, drying mouthfeel, very active and effervescent carbonation. Scrubbing bubbles.
O: Beautiful balance and effervescence. Not overly sweet with Riesling but still taste the grape. Drinks well, smooth tartness. Dry and balanced.
Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by BaldPeakEric from Oregon

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by zimm421 from Ohio

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Golden bronze with a white head, thin ring of retention.

Aroma is basically white wine, lots of grape, some vanilla and oak.

Taste has a pleasant green apple tartness, lots of white wine grape, leather, hints of vanilla and oak.

A nice, light residual sweetness compliments the light acidity.
Jul 05, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by amesetz from California

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by AleHunter805 from California

Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma is floral with light funk and farmhouse notes. Taste is tart with light aspirin notes and some yeast funk. Body is light and dry.
May 27, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

May 14, 2017
Rated: 3.41 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Grizzarky from Tennessee

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle from Belmont Station.

A clear copper with a dense, white head that falls off rapidly, this looks solid. The nose is solid, with a blend of the classic deGarde notes of strong lactic acid, mild funk and a bright and confident fruit expression. Sweet grapes, vinous and dessert-like as opposed to some of the drier, more summery stone fruit notes that other dG grape beers have had. Mild tannins are present. The palate opens with a mildly jammy grape character, mildly oxidized (is that what late harvest grapes taste like? intensely fruity and mildly overripe?). Moderate lactic sourness is present. Rather surprisingly, this feel rather thin on the palate and even a little watery on the finish. Grape flavor lingers on in the finish. Medium-light in body and initially a little overcarbonated, this dies down to a more appropriate level. Sourness is also less than typical for de Garde.
Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Marco_Gtz from California

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by nataku00 from California

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by CJNAPS from California

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by chossboss from Oregon

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by crob3888 from California

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Tyecko from Minnesota

Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by 2GOOFY from California

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a crowler picked up at Chuck's, into a tulip. Pours a burnished glowering amber with a little head and dissipates quickly. Nose is oak, white grapes, fairly subtle and nice...not a lot of layers, but still some depth. More interesting on tongue, where I'm getting more grape that almost heads in the direction of apple cider, but there really is a lot of depth of flavor and oak, tarted up with a little lemon, a little bretty funk and hay, some faint salt at the end...everything works together really well. A good hearty feel to this one: good woody feel, quite dry and tart. This is minimally "wild" but it is quite well constructed and tasty.
Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by malfunxion from New York

Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A dry tart farmhouse ale mellow enough to let the grapes shine and the oak to follow. A near perfect marriage between wine and beer. The tartness hits you up front but vanishes behind the wine characteristics. A little sweetness sneaks in from the over ripe grapes and is greatly appreciated. Finish is wear the oak finds you.
Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by IrishColonial from Texas

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by bouncepass from California

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by rab53 from Washington

Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Chcshammonde from California

Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by brianmandell from California

Mar 09, 2017
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