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Tempranillo Desay | de Garde Brewing

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Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DefenCorps on 08-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 11
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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On tap at the Belmont Station tonight. This is described as a wild-fermented Saison brewed with Tempranillo grapes

Pouring a reddish amber, with the additional color probably from the grapes, there's a dense beige head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing. The nose is interesting. I've never had a wine that has relied heavily on the Tempranillo grape, so I don't know how much of the aroma is from the grape, but it's got an intense herbal character with a strong basil, along with some leather. The base saison is a little obscured here, and the wild notes are an earthy, herbal blend of dust and a little bit of must. Some grain character is present. The palate replicates these flavors, with the most dominant characteristic being the herbal note - basil, a little bit of green pepper. Earth, leather, grape skin tannins are also present. Musty and earthy, this is an interesting beer, but one that I would not associate with a saison. Medium in body and moderately carbonated, this feels good on the palate. The finish is a blend of funk (earth), a little bit of grape and some grain. Nice stuff.

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Tempranillo Desay from de Garde Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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