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De Garde Saison Desay Blend No. 1

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All limited wild historic farmhouse iterations, blended from a selection of different oak barrels and batches from our saison program, each highlighting a different flavor profile.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (347) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy peach color, no head. Aroma is big Brett C pineapple funk, guava, strawberry, lemon, nicely fruity with good tartness. Taste is sour pineapple and apricot fading into lemon juice and oak. On the simple side, but very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and decent lacing. Aroma is full of spice - hibiscus, tumeric, cracked peppercorns, and lavender - lighter notes of vanilla, oak, some lemons, and grass. Taste is big juniper, hibiscus, spruce tips, citrusy, black pepper, oak notes, grassy, white grapes, and hibiscus with a big spicy finish. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Very interesting beer with a ton of spice notes and heavy oak influences, though the juniper/hibiscus notes are very prominent and kind of remind me of a Sahti.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Received in a trade. Stored upright for about 6 weeks. Split the 750 5-ways which was a mistake

A - Really nice golden clarity, fluffy head that faded semi-quick to a light thin ring.

S - t. Lots of spice and peppercorn and Indian food spice with mushrooms Brett. Very interesting.

T - Loads of rose petal floral tastes. Spicy up front, honey and lime finish. Oily and coats the tongue with a fleeting lime only remainder when itís gone. I get a little bit of apple and persimmon.

M - Nice dry mouthfeel at the finish but not as crisp as I was hoping. A bit too oily

O - This is still a fantastic saison! Really clean, lovely enjoyable. Classified here as a wild ale which is fine but has a lot of saison character.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3868) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, brett, oak, funk. Medium mouthfeel with light dry wheat, oak, lingering dry finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2086) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of wheat, ginger, funk oak and herbal notes. Taste is tart, pineapple, tropical fruit, ginger, herbal notes, white grapes and oak. Very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle... Muckfest 2014... Cloudy peach-colored pour with a tiny, brief, white head. Iím digginí on the shit-ton of fruity peach and nectarine with a hint of mango that the nose supplies. Medium-bodied with Key West carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and biscuity flanked by a hint of farmhouse yeast spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Cloudy orange with a pale head. Aroma is spruce, juniper, apricot, peach, hint of funk. Medium-full bodied, fruity on the palate. Taste is peach, apricot, spruce, herbs. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby at weekly tasting. Pours apricot gold white head. Nose/taste of gin, oak, apricot, peach, funky saison yeast. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Funky, fruit, other wild aromas. Flavors are funky, tart, some fruit and floral tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Thanks Pud! Cloudy amber in color with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, florals and malt. Floral and funky flavor with a sour fruit finish.


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