The Nectarine
de Garde Brewing

The NectarineThe Nectarine
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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #76
Ranked #1,896
4.45 | pDev: 5.39%
Dec 25, 2023
May 28, 2018
A spontaneous wild ale, inoculated in our coolship, then fermented and aged for an average of 21 months in oak. After aging, select barrels were chosen for their ability to complement the amazing fruit, and blended into a secondary oak tank for refermentation on fresh Oregon grown Nectarines from Baird Family Orchards. The tank was tracked for approximately two and a half months, then run into our blending tank for hand bottling when ready. We further conditioned this beer in bottle for approximately five months. Funky and with a vibrant fruit character, this is deliciously ready to be enjoyed!
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Rated: 4.45 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this on draft 4/6/23 @ the Beer Temple.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

Small bright white head; no lace.

HUGE nectarine notes in the nose, along with mild funk & faint lemon peel.

Medium mouthfeel.

Clean, bright nectarine flavors up front; lemon peel & mild, pleasant barnyard funk notes on the finish.

A real treat; not puckering at all. Balanced & bright.
Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bright golden orange, a finger of foam that fizzles away almost immediately. Some carb trails hitting the otherwise glassy surface. Second pour is completely opaque.

Big citrus aroma with nectarine sweetness and distinctive character.

Tastes like a tart & tangy mimosa, orange, lemon, nectarine. Puckering, dry and mildly oaky in the aftertaste. Very soft feel and light carb, lending to the juicy mimosa feel.

Overall it’s very good, delivers a bucket of nectarines in a bottle.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful golden orange in the glass, although appears almost still with no noticeable head. Aromas and flavors provide a wonderful representation of nectarine through-and-through. It's like eating just the semi-tart skins of the fruit. A bit puckering and astringent in the mouthfeel, as expected -- probably a combination of the lacto-forward fermentation and the tannins from the extended oak aging. Another elegant offering from de Garde

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by o29 from Texas

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Murky orangey golden body with a fluffy cream colored head with sporadic splotches of lacing. Nose is heavenly balance of nectarine, oak from white wine barrel, barnyard funk, lemon, flowers and subtle lime. Taste is more focused on vinous oak and nectarine but still as plenty of farmhouse funk. Light, funky and playfully sour, with a refined delicate nature. This is really well done, I would best for summer, but this in colder times as a bright change up was quite pleasant
Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by KensWorld from Florida

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
10/21 bottling.

A clear golden orange, glowing and bright, with a dense, off-white head that falls off rapidly leaving no lacing. The nose has a great stone fruit character, bright, fruity, pulpy, with soft skin, mild pit tannins. The fruit has a love-hate relationship with the funky base, with the earthy, mushroomy base both complementing and clashing with the fruit. A mild rotting wood/preserved lemon character is noticeable too. The palate opens with a blend of ripe fruit and deep funk, with juicy, ripe stone fruit, sprinkled with an umami rich forest floor funk. Woodsy, earthy, deep funk that's a little disjointed with the fruit. Acidity is reserved, enhancing drinkability. Drying, tart, funky on the finish. Rich depth, soft tannins. Tasty but disjointed.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Exceptionally good. Unfiltered golden orange body, big leaner type stonefruit flavors, sweet nectarine juice and peachy fuzz. Moderate tartness, mild funk, a bit of wet oak. Medium bodied, appropriately dry, absolutely delicious.
Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Jun 29, 2018
Rated: 4.94 by jason_nwx from Oregon

May 29, 2018