Anianish | 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): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak with fruit & spices.


This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.95%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Photo of cp45
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of draheim
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a light sudsy white head, patchy lace.

Aroma is bright and crisp with a touch of farmhouse funk. Pear, green apple, fresh-cut grass. Inviting.

Taste is light and tart, mouth-watering. Lemon zest, apple, bright acidity.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and crisp, goes down nicely with every palate-cleansing sip.

Overall, not surprisingly a delicious, refreshing wild ale from de Garde.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Orange body, massive 4 finger white head.

Smell: Stone fruits, orange, mild brett, mild oak.

Taste: A lot of lemon, mild stone fruits, brett funkyness and earth. A hint of toasted bread and oak on the finish. I wonder if I waited too long to have this, the flavor leaves a bit to be desired.

Feel: Light body, medium carbonation, medium sourness.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this was the cheapest bottle they had when I visited the brewery August 2017. Gone are the days of $5 Hop Bu or whatnot. But what was this, $8 maybe? Anyways, pours an innocent looking cloudy yellow with 3/4" white head. De Garde's appearance of their portfolio seems to have improved since my trip here 2 years ago. Aroma had plenty of grassy spice rack going for it and some lemon like tartness.

Taste, wow, this might be the spice rack heaviest beer I've had from them, legitimately can't tell if there is a belgian yeast here or I'm just conflating the inflated spice rack as something being imparted from the yeast. Fog of war and shit. Has a mild bretty presence causing some sticky on the teeth. A little bit more of oak is finally coming through in the mouth feel at the end. Must and earth funk feels growing. Coriander, musty grape skin, citrus peel, nutmeg spice rack all day. Its a neat little grab bag of beer you must reverse engineer.

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

they tell us fruit and spices, but they give us nothing else about whats in this one. its intriguing that way, sort of a blind taste test to try and pick out the various elements. they make it tricky on us too, having it all so subtle and well integrated, wrapped up in oak and incredibly mature wild yeasts, sour and funky alike, really complex, delicious, and drinkable beer. i havent had much from these guys, their stuff has been hard to track down, so it was nice to be able to share a few with friends recently. this is golden from the bottle at first, ever so faintly rusted looking, bright though, until the bottom few inches in the bottle where it turns a bit cloudy with sediment. aroma here is dried apricot, white wine, dried grasses and hay, musty mature brett, and sturdy new oak. some spice that is actually spicy in the flavor, black pepper maybe, i expected mulling spices or coriander, and there could be a bit of the latter, but there is a distinctly actually spicy element to this, its subtle and snuggled up in wood, but its there, a dried herbal aspect with it, not as bitter as tea, but similarly earthy and organic. i get apricot in the flavor for fruit, but its faint, white grape, even pear, its not over the top and its not sweet at all. i wish i knew what was in here, but i also enjoy not knowing, just enjoying it for being a complex and very well made and well integrated wild beer, woody and sour enough with a lot of funk and a light citrusy finish. clean and bubbly. this was a real enjoyable bottle of beer!

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ragnar3
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge passion fruit, grapefruit, tart

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psychgawsple
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of impending
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear honey hue with a big two finger head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of brett funk, acetone, light oak. Some faint spice notes. Very odd notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fruity pineapples, good spice notes. There is very pleasant fruit notes, nice oak qualities. The brett though comes across as odd, as if it's old. Really throws me for a loop.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lightly crisp, little flemmy. Nicely tart.

O - Overall this was a rather pleasant but the brett was a little off putting I suppose.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud

Big fluffy fizzy head fades semi slowly, soapy lacing, darker hazy apple juice iced tea tan color

Nose weird earthy funk cheesy funk, apple cider vinegar, earthy cheesy foot, nutmeg apple cinnamon and potpourri spice thing, musty chemical acetone glue, unhappy Brett with too much oxygen, big toasted oak.

Taste more Brett funk, super cheesy funk, gym sock funk and fruity esters, pretty fruity, pear, apple cider vinegar, acidic funk, tangy, fairly tart, bitter spices like wormwood and bitter spice, floral, sticky flemmy finish, little toasted oak, a little unhappy funky Brett.

Mouth is med bod, tons of carbonation

Overall eh, it has the base of could be great beer, nice oak, but that weird unhappy Brett off flavor

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Photo of Derek
4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Anianish from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 52 ratings