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De Garde Desay a l’Orange

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A blend of three Gin barrels of 14 month aged Saison. We added orange peel in barrel to highlight the beautiful citrus character from the wild fermentation, then subtly dry hopped at blending with floral and fruit forward northwest hops. Big orange and spicy botanical aromas and flavors.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (694) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from little bro. Pours a cloudy as hell orange. Aroma is tart, citrus, and get the gin. Taste Is fun forward, with a lite citrus note. Rely easy drinker. Dry, quenching, yum.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Beautiful blending of dry hopped herbal and trebly clementine fruit notes with dry must, clean acids and subtle malt construction. Kumquat, apricot, and clementine extreme; hard to find where acids end and hop oils begin; superb.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Mild orange and liquor aromas. Starts off nice with tart citrus highlights and ends in a gin bomb. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggsbowler (335) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle - pours golden. Nice citrus smell. The taste starts nice with some oranges and tangerines. But then the after taste is bang in your fast. The gin just hits you in the fast and not in the good way.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ Home ][ Thanks GT! ][ tulip ][ 9/20/14 ]
Murky mango juice pour, dead-tepid after the fizzy bright white gravity-head dies within a second, tepid so bad it’s an immediate turn-off. Cleaning product Desay nose I’ve sniffed before, heavy gin-orange rind combo sparkles underneath, very bight and lively thanks to low sweetness. Salty gose-like front palate is sour, lemon-lime juicyness before the bitter orange+gin mid, complex and bursting nicely, then florals and lightly vegetal bitterness growing through the thin finish, watery body is flabby, empty aside from the stingingly fizzy body reminiscent of Sunday hangovers and mimosa. Surprised to find this verified as saison, as GT notes the acidity so high and sourness clearly the prominent element.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
> Sour, citrusy saison with green mango, yellow rose, spruce tip, and grapefruit

[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ ericdevin ][ Trade ][ Chardonnay Stemware ][ 9.20.14 ]
>> Pours a full haze, super opaque mango juice with dwindling white acid cut foam. No retention or lace. Nose is quite fresh and juicy- loads of Ransom gin, juniper, yellow rose, spruce tips, caramel. Flashes of De Garde’s recent plagues of chlorine and chemical. Taste is tangy, super high carbonation, high acidity for saison, margarita mix. Juicy body of green mango, huge lime, white grapefruit rind, salty, quenching. Medium bitterness. Super high carbonation and dry body gives this a saison case. The fruitiness and high acid make a case for American sour ale. Whatever it ends up being classified as, this is a sour fruity saison. And quite the good one at that.

>!< slight chlorine and chemical

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bobby. Weekly tasting. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of gin, oak, wild saison yeast, tangerine. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3569) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy grapefruit juice pour. Tart citrus fruit, gin and oak aromas. Nice orange and tart fruit, oak and funk.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (110) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours cloudy dark orange with little head. Smells incredibly juicy with citrus on the nose and faint woodiness. Taste is sublime.... immediate grapefruit and orange, followed by a pine resin and salty middle, and a gin booziness to end. Very juicy and drinkable. Another fine one from De Garde

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong citrus, floral hop, oak, gin. Medium mouthfeel with nice tart citrus, light booze, so juicy and easy to drink, very impressive.


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