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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Sour red ale aged in oak barrels with cherries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours brownish pink-red with a small light pink head which recedes to a pinkish circumference. Aroma is cherry, oak, slight cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet, high cherry sour, clean cherry acidity, highly lip-puckeringly sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
750mL at home thanks to brainlair/DG Keepers. Hazed deep red color with pink soda foam. Nose has that all but too common now green plant and aloe juice character. Doesn’t really open up past that. Taste is light cherry up front, huge lemon/citric acid, medium lactic acid, just too much acid and not much cherry. Some sugar or reblending in with fresh or unsour cherry beer would do this some good. Just two errors that are becoming omnipresent with De Garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2945) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Red brown pour. Small white head. No lacing. Huge sour aroma of cherry. Tart cherry taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2016
750ml. Clean purplish hue with pink tight head. Slightly artificial, over ripe banana, cherry, marzipan. Tart lemony, slight cherry, wheaty, minerality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours a hazy pink with a white head. Nose is cherry, oak, vanilla, vinegar, and sweetness. Flavor is similar with oak, cherry, vanilla, sweetness, and funk. Light to medium in body with lingering sweet and cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2016
750, capped. Pours a cloudy dark crimson with bright ruby edges. Loose pinkish head that fades. Bright sweet snack cherry nose, they say they’re Montmorencies, and who am I to disagree? Creamy medium oily body with soft carb. Snack cherry mid palate. Not quite Hostess Fruit Pie sweet, but sweet. Definitely not on the tart pie cherry side, but there’s some sweet balsamic there to bring up the balance. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle @ RateBeer Best 2016. Milky red beer with a sort of pink head. Wasn’t the hugest fan of this. I get a fair amount of green apple, household cleaner, and cherry. Fairly sour and sort of acetic. A bit of fruity/cherry sweetness at least. Maybe just a touch of spiced pie filling. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pour from a bottle at RB Best. Pours a cloudy red wine color with a lasting off-white head. Notes of cherries, grapes, oak, yogurt, earth, and florals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, tart, floral mouthfeel. Nice sour cherry red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Murky red. Cherries, oak, spice, sour, medicinal note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2016
750 ml bottle poured a clear garnet with a small lingering pink head. Aromas of biscuit, cherry, spice and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of bread, cherry and dpice with a crisp dry tart lingering spiced cherry finish.

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