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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12133) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split at Chriso, thanks to BY, 10/07/14. Hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is peach, floral, pissoi, green berry fruit, light must, touch dungy, citric sherbets, funk. Taste comprises lemon rind, spice, light musty dankness, tangy satsuma, piss, straw, dank wood, tarte citric peel, funky undertones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough but probably my lowest rated beer from De Garde which is testament to them at 3.6!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Nose/taste of sour oak, citrus, sour funky wine - medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5403) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Neemo. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong gin and lemon zest. Medium mouth, gin, oak, lemon, funk, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a fleeting white head. Sour fruit aromas. Wacky, is this a gin barrel, with lots of floral notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Thanks to Forgetfu! Hazy gold beer, residual white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light fine carbonation. Light bitterish St Clemens. White wine tang. Very light floralness. Orange and lemon rind. Light dry finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle sampled at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Thanks Pud! Clear gold to amber pour with a thin white head. Funky and floral nose with pepper and apricot notes. Funky apricot flavor with some pepper before a sour lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9264) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
> Gin barrel explosive, light bodied, bright sour blonde

[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ brainlair ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Full haze golden pour, weak foam. Nose is intense gin barrel, yellow rose, big botanicals. Oh baby. Taste is tart, big lemon, clean, light bodied, similar gin forward lighter saison type body much cleaner than the Saison Desay. Pure Gin barrel forward, very good. Salty, refreshing, mild chlorine. Overall, I feel like this a beer to showcase the gin barrel in every way. The Saison Desay did that, but had a harsh, chemical body. This one is really drinkable. -1 for the chlorine here and there, but overall, yummy.

>!< flashes of chlorine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChinoSkillzian (179) - The LBC, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a translucent medium yellow with minimal head. The nose is mint, menthol, camphor, leafy hops, grass, and lemongrass. The palate is juicy and medium tart, with flavors of lemon peel, eucalyptus, juniper. Drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, thank you GT2, hazy orange pour, small white head, nose is funky, taste is lemon, zesty, malty, lovely finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Puddintane - thanks again, Pudd! Pours a hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of big herbs, especially lemongrass, some spice, like white pepper, yogurt, lime, and funk. Flavor of lemon, funk, sourdough, florals, yogurt, cheesecloth, straw, bread, and herbs. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, initially tart mouthfeel. Very nice sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Bill. It pours cloudy gold with a small white head. The nose is hay, barnyard, funk, must, orange citrus, vanilla, toasted coconut and orangeade. The taste is crisp, tart, lemon peel, sherbet, light alcohol, some acidity, juicy, orange peel and a touch of bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice orange character. Crisp, tart and very drinkable. Tasty.

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