The Law Of Motion | de Garde Brewing

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The Law Of MotionThe Law Of Motion

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This wild ale is a cider and beer hybrid, born from the mutual respect and similarities between Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider and our brewery. Last Fall, Zeb Dewar met us at our brewery with a large amount of local, fresh pressed cider apple juice and mature, barrel fermented and aged wild/natural cider. We blended each into oak casks with our spontaneously fermented beer that had been maturing in barrel for an average of 18 months. After 6 months further fermentation in this secondary oak vessel, the beer was transferred and blended, then naturally conditioned in bottle for nearly another 6 months.

Nearly three years in the making, we are excited to finally share this effort with you.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 26
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is really wonderful and a sign of what goes unappreciated in beer these days - the subtle, balanced, beer that doesn't wear out its welcome after 4 ounces. A pronounced barnyard character on the nose - wet hay, piled up branches in the orchard, maybe even then fallen apples slowly decaying back into the earth. There is a honeyed apple character in the mid-palate and a finish that recalls the aroma with the addition of washed rind cheese, minerality, something nutty like marcona almonds.

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Photo of haazer
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold color with a fast forming, and disappearing white crackily head. This is like champagne with the carbonation and bubbles rising to the top, keeping a white ring around the glass.

Strong apple esters, with a wonderful oak undertone. It has a funk to it, not overpowering but present.

It’s definitely a beer/cider hybrid. They nailed what they’re trying to do. Apple pulp, more sweet than tart. The oak is on the backend of the flavor.

It’s a beer/cider hybrid with a champagne mouthfeel. Light bodied with very high carbonation and a crisp bite at the end.

Why did I review this beer? I am NOT a fan of ciders at all. A buddy of mine sent this to me. I can’t knock the beer for what it is because it’s incredibly well made, it’s just not my style. I’m doing this beer an injustice. IF you are into ciders though, this is definitely the “beer” for you. I’m going to adjust my overall rating as tho deserves better than my personal preference.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

such a cool beer! i have rarely seen apples used well in beer, especially wild beer like this, must be harder than it sounds. this is sort of a beer and cider hybrid, and its just incredible, up there with the best beers i have had from de garde, but they have all been next level of late it seems, at least the ones i have had the privilege of drinking. this is pale in color, light and fizzy, super alive from the bottle and spritzing on the carbonation. the nose is amazing, really mature wild yeast up front, more bretty and fruity than bacterial and acidic, but there are certainly elements of both, lots of oak, and an autumnal richness from the apples, very distinctive, sweet red and tart green alike, dark raw cider and fresh fruit at the same time. my mouth waters hard. the first sip is amazing, the wild base beer seems delicate here, mellow on the grain taking on at least as much character from the apples as it does from the malt, but there is a cool back and forth there that i really like, not as sweet as it seems like it would be for how apple based it all is. plenty of oak and funk, drying it out, giving it some lambic type maturity, tart but not sour, and really complex overall, white wine and cut flower aspects, very mature brett in here, rustic and amazing. this is a one of a kind hybrid brew, one of the best use of apples i have ever known in an ale, and really something quite special. lucky to have been part of sharing this one, super unique and well refined!

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

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Blue Session. Semi-hazy golden color. Aroma has damp wood, fermented fruits and lots of barrel character. Taste is tart, fruity, floral and astringent with some pollen notes and dry finish.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden lemon body, slightly unfiltered, one finger white head, short retention, no lacing. Smell is bright lemon, green apple, a bit of leather, citrus, fair bit of acetic acidity. Flavour is similar, a nice blend of wild ale and cider. Dry. Lemon, a bit of leather. Fairly acetic but dry. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, dry, good carbonation, dry finish. A very nice hybrid beer/cider.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Foggy pale gold with a white, fluffy collar leaving spotty lace.

Smell is really pastoral and cheesy funk, with spicy peach and white wine oak.

Taste is sour, oaky apple cider and white wine grapes nearing chardonnay. Dry but thin and slick, some spice and lactic funk develops as you acclimate to the sourness.

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The Law Of Motion from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 26 ratings