Category Archives: de Garde Brewing

de Garde The Apricot

Brewery: de Garde Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A spontaneous Wild Ale aged in oak barrels with apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.32
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy straw yellow colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Candied and tart, almost like sour peach gummy rings.
Taste: Tart, sour, apricot, peach, candied, oak and some light funk.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice with those sour fruit gummy candy aroma and flavours. A lot more sour in the taste than the aroma suggests, but also not a lot of funkiness.

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de Garde The Little Peach

Brewery: de Garde Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A spontaneous Wild Ale aged in oak barrels with Oregon peaches.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.98
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, bottled in January 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart and sweet, ripe peach, apricot, oak and light funk.
Taste: Tart, sour, unripe peach, lemon juice, oak and funk.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate prickly carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was amazing but taste didn’t quite match the aroma. Still quite nice though, and easy to drink.