de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
4.19 | pDev: 7.16%
Jun 25, 2020
Apr 07, 2017
Notes: A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak with fruit & spices.
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5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 25, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by lucius10 from California

Sweet and tart, fruity/spicy fruit cake aromatics on this one! Yummy! There is a hint of funkiness on the nose as well. Taste follows with a zippy-tart, fruity, and warm-spiced swallow...that has a hint of oak finish to it! This is just well-balanced and it aged very well! All the flavors and different notes kind of just melt and flow together. This is really good!

Jun 11, 2020
3.88 by rab53 from Washington on Jun 09, 2020
4.1 by cp45 from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2018
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on May 09, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by draheim from Washington

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.

Apr 26, 2018
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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
by Cthulhusquid from Washington

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.

Mar 04, 2018
4.14 by VashonGuy from Washington on Jan 27, 2018
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Nov 22, 2017
4.25 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Nov 05, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.

Oct 17, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!

Oct 16, 2017
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 04, 2017
4.15 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
4.24 by ragnar3 from Iowa on Sep 20, 2017
4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Sep 15, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Huge passion fruit, grapefruit, tart

Sep 11, 2017
4.27 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Sep 07, 2017
4.02 by chossboss from Oregon on Aug 07, 2017
4.45 by psychgawsple from Oregon on Aug 06, 2017
4.38 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Aug 05, 2017
4.25 by PprBurke from Virginia on Jul 31, 2017
4.34 by impending from California on Jul 22, 2017
4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jul 12, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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

Jul 01, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Jul 01, 2017
4.88 by Derek from Canada (BC) on Jul 01, 2017
4.25 by fthegiants from California on Jun 25, 2017
4.12 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jun 18, 2017
4.25 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jun 17, 2017
4.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2017
4.4 by rcjennings from Ohio on Jun 14, 2017
4.19 by SDRedDevil from California on Jun 13, 2017
4.34 by zimm421 from Ohio on Jun 12, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by andy712 from Oregon

This one is described as "a wild farmhouse ale aged in oak with fruit & spices." I would like to know what fruit and spices as It's not obvious to me. Nevertheless, I very enjoyable beer. Pours a medium, hazy amber with a nice, billowy head. Smell is a mild funkiness and citrus, with some oak. Taste is more of the same. Nice balance between all the elements of fruitiness, funk, oak and sour. This is not a extreme, mouth puckering sour, and is not nearly as tart as some other de Garde brews I have had. I appreciate that as I can taste some of the other things going on in the beer. This is one I will repeat.

Jun 09, 2017
4.35 by bouncepass from California on Jun 09, 2017
3.94 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jun 08, 2017
4.25 by kmanjohnson from California on May 31, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BarrelAgedDiogenes from Oregon

Appearance: cloudy amber with a frothy head
Smell: fruity, musty (likely from wild yeast)
Taste: unexpectedly sour, with notes of citrus and fruit.
Feel: substantial

May 29, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by bobrking from Oregon

Aroma: Musty

Taste: Sour, citris

May 29, 2017
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 55 ratings