Pyrmir (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at Hasse. Hazy amber with no head. Aroma tart, lactic, some vinegar, wood, complex bratty barrel notes with some sweet malt in the background. Taste is sour, vinegar, lactic, complex, brett, and pretty sweet with a sour and sweet finish. Great!
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours murky and dirty-orange with a small fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is fruity and vinous with notes of caramel and oak. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor displays sour cherries, caramel, red wine, a light note of acetic acid, and a touch of woodiness. I get caramel here as well, but it isn’t overbearing or overly sweet. Finishes tart and fruity. Fantastic, world-class beer provided by landhoney. Thanks, Seth!
knickskicks (925) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red. Nose is typical Flemish red. Taste is sour cherries, vinegar, walnuts, tart.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a white head. Mild vinous and oak aromas. A bit tart but with pleasant vinous highlights. Lots of caramel malts with some cherry low lights. Good body and mouthfeel. Another gem from De Garde which is over hyped and quite seldom delivers....
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG afterparty. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma of funky cherry, vanilla, port wine. Taste is softly sour dark fruit, vanilla. Very nice stuff.
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle to stemmed taster (shared by Dogbones). Looks solid; a murky dark caramel with very light caramel head that dissipates steadily and entirely. Smells good; tart, funky, and oaky with a nice grape presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lively medium-bodied mouthfeel. Fantastic!
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Reddish hue with pinkish white fizzy head that dissipated. Aroma is lactic, oak, straw, wine. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a great sourness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a really nice, wine-like brew...really nice!
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a cloudy ruby brown with a small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong grape, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with a nice tart grape, light oak, funk, and dry finish. Very nice.
jredmond (6384) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ryan’s for Vinny’s departure tasting. Poured a deep brownish red body with thick off white lacing and some decent head. Aroma is funk, barnyard funk, funky bretty lemon and some fruit. Mouthfeel is perfect tart / funk profile with notes of oak, fruit, light wine, brett, funky lemon and barn. Really nice funky wild ale.
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks, Nolan. Opaque, murky copper pour with an off-white head that fizzles away quickly into nothing. Aroma with notes of sour apple, grape skin, vinous oak, & a mild acidic quality contained in the background. Sour, fruity, hints of vinegar, & just a bit of tannin from the wood. Taste has a lovely sourness without being too aggressive. Mildly acidic, cherry skin, red grape, & mild lemon with hints of lacto in there. Understated vinous oak & red wine character that grows with time. Effervescent mouth feel. Lingering sour cherry & grape finishing with a moderately acidic bite going down. De Garde does it again!