De Garde / Jackie O's With Friends Like These

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
A Wild Ale fermented & aged in oak with late harvest Muscat grapes. Brewed & blended by de Garde Brewing in Tillamook, Oregon with special help from our friends at Jackie O’s. Enjoy with friends of your own. Do not drink bourbon with Brad.

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RasmusOtt (2817) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle @ Erik share. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is pretty floral with green grapes, white wine, juicy citrus and unripe pear. Taste of pear, green grapes, citrus, white wine, floral notes and weak oak.

Klimaet (2893) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
Pours hazy juicy orange with a medium white head. Aromas of citrus, brett, white grapes, green apples, pineapple, hay, lactose. Taste is grapey, green apples, lots of pineapple, citrus, peach, lactic. Damn delicious

ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2017
750mL drunk 7/8/17.
A fluffy, white head showing moderately-strong retention tops a clear, brassy-copper body with very light auburn hints.
Grapes mix with other fruit notes from the bacteria/wild yeast and come off very well-integrated, barely even being able to be picked out from the rest. Brett is front-and-center here, providing very well-expressed but not overworked notes of key lime, light leather and gentle band aid. Oaky notes provide light vanilla while the base malt seems well-attenuated and provides light honey-like notes for balance. Grapeskin, fuzzy lime and plentiful mineral character all linger nicely. Fruity Brett and grape are strong but the more "dry" tannin, mineral and grapeskin-like notes help build complexity and balance. And all the while you’re left wondering if this is really a De Garde, given the superb gentleness of the acidity. No alcohol or flaw. Eminently sniffable stuff.
Fruity again, with light cherry, strawberry and juicy grape must. Lime-like Brett adds a bit of tangy brightness but that’s the extent of the yeast/bacteria here; it never gets more than nicely tart and the soft, malty texture and tight, spritzy carbonation easily balance and disperse the acidity. Soft oak, tons of Brett and well-integrated Brett notes linger very enjoyably. Very, very well-aged, soft, integrated stuff with no aggressive edges and very bright, well-developed flavors and aromas. Phenomenal stuff.

Iznogud (4024) - CROATIA - AUG 19, 2017
On tap at Mikkeller San Francisco. Pours hazy orange with creamy white head. Fruity, grapes, citrus, moderate+ acidity, wood. Smooth. Medium bodied.

drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. A really nice looking clear yellow pour and body is hoppy and tropical. Great.

Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
Hazy straw. Clean lactic, moderate acidity, has a nice vinous character with a little bit of residual sugar. Dry and puckering in the finish.

bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Draft. Golden-yellow beer with a whitish head. Grapefruit and light sour aroma. Grapefruit and sour flavor with yeast and light grape. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and sour lingers with light grape.

WillRunForBeer (2702) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2017
My second taste of Adam’s thing, and one of the best! Shared by Conor. Thanks! Pours pale peach gold with a white head. Aroma is huge muscat grape, moderate wheat, funk. Smells almost like a Moscato d’Asti. Wow! Flavor is also like a Moscato d’Asti... peach, green apple, grape. Plenty of sweetness, but balances well my the green apple tart. A hint of sour wheat reminds me that there’s beer in this somewhere.Delicious!

AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Conor shared this 750 ml Bottle - color is a mostly clear gold with thin lasting white head. Really great nose of white grapes musty oak, mild lemon notes, soured oak and funk. The medium body almost lighter feel.

. Awfully great tasting.

AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
75CL from Conor. Thanks sir. Capped & Corked.

A - It’s a slightly cloudy golden color. 1 finger off-yellowish head.

S - Smells fantastic. Very light lemon, wine, wood, peach. really nice.

T - mmmm. this is good! It’s tart and fades to a robust malt flavor. grapes come through okay with a little sweetness of citrus.

M - Great mouthfeel, acidic middle, grape skin finish

O - Nice beer overall. The reserved Brad Clark is keeping De Garde from going off the sour train here. Thank goodness.

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