The Blossom
de Garde Brewing

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #366
Ranked #7,223
4.34 | pDev: 6.91%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
The BlossomThe Blossom
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Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade. Upon removing the cap the cork was soaked..yeah, sigh, this one is going to corked.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Aromas of super tart vinegar, nice floral peach skin. Little bit oak, slightly buttery. Really fragrant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with a great flash of floral peach skin. Lightly juicy peaches. There is loads of sour tart vinegar. It's almost Upland level sour. Finish is nicely oaky and tannin forward.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, bright. Not really flemmy.

O - Overall this was a shockingly good beer. Thought for certain it would be corked (the cork was 100% challenged though) glad I drank it now as with more time I'm sure it would have been ruined.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks or no thanks to rudzud
Terribly corked, cork soaked through and mush, tons of fluffy head almost 3 fingers, little sticky lacing, crystal clear honey color

Nose very sour lambic like, big sour funk, acidic as a touch of a peachy like fruit, big acetic acid, mix bacteria and Brett funk, little buttery oak barrel

Taste raw unripe young peach, flowery blossom thing, tart flemmy acidic, acetic acid fruity, nice bacteria sour funk, nice buttery oak vanilla, very sour, weird bitter tannic finish, maybe the cork this time

Mouth is med to lighter bod, big acidity, tart flemmy, nice carb

Overall pretty nice, thought it would be terribly corked but ended up being great

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at de Garde. This one is really funky, both in smell and flavor. Very different from the Peach, but tremendous in its own way. There is an incredible complexity of flavor despite using peach blossoms only. Another winner from de Garde.

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The Blossom from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 18 ratings