JohnnyJ (5471) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange pour, with an off white head. Aroma is herbal, grapefruit, gin spice, and orange. Flavors of bitter citrus peel, grain, herbal spice, light gin notes, tart, orange juice, and kind of spritzy. Decent, not great.
CanIHave4Beers (4160) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of a chill brœ, shared in a location remote of my living room.
Pours a really hazy pale orange color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is funky with some pool water, a bit of citrus (generally) and a nice little bit of orange zest (specifically). There is some corky character here. It’s an inviting aroma, although it also comes across as a touch of a messy aroma. for what it’s worth.
For all the lack luster of the aroma, the flavor just makes right up... It’s tart and dry with a little bit of cork, a bunch of dry white wine, a bit of spiciness, some orange zest and mild general citric character. The limestone minerality is huge here, but works harmoniously with the rest of the flavors.
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed orange pour, white head. Citrusy, sour, lightly hopped, funky and juicy. Really really good.
BiiruBierBeer (1019) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super bright citrus smell. Taste is ptetty much the same with a slight bite of gin, ginger, and lemon zest. Light to medium body and sharp carbonation with very slight foam.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, nearly opaque pale orange, no head. Aroma is really nice: super fruity, with pineapple, peach, and apricot leading the way along with orange juice and mild gin botanicals. Slight tartness, white wine. Taste is sweet and bitter orange and funky Basque cider along with slight graininess, saison spice, kafir lime, and a pleasant lactic sourness. Oaky finish with some juniper. Some lemon juice too. Prickly carbonation. Nice balance and less sour than I was expecting given my past De Gardes. The aroma in particular makes this a winner.
Theydon_Bois (18267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko from an IP trade with MJ, 06/01/15.
Looks like a mango smoothie, kind of artificial orange hues with little in the way of a head.
Nose is bitter orange, herbal strokes, light menthol, papaya, spice.
Taste comprises tarte fruit, mango, bitter orange, spice, straw, tangerine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidic vibes in the close.
Solid enough saison but lower down the running order on the De Garde beers I’ve had.
madmitch76 (23756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Colin for this one. Hazy gold - orange beer, residual white head. Palate is light and semi dry and finely crisp. Light sourness with nice zippy orange and a little lemon. Pinch of sherbet. Trace of gin adds colour. Light crisp finish. Pretty drinkable.
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Thanks to Colin. Aroma is big huge bursting from the glass, orange, sandle wood, poi Pierre little solvent. Clouded orange coloured pour thin white head. Flavour is nice big orange, fresh, tart apricot peach Melba, wheaty doughy grains. Really big orange mango fruit character.
Leighton (19886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours murky gold with minimal head. The nose holds lots of tart citrus, tangerine, herbs. Light sweet flavor with some rindy bitterness, tart lemons, moderate acidity, citric bite. Light bodied with spritz you carbonation. Clean and tart on the finish, some mandarin orange, tangerine, peel. Very nice.
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours murky orange with quickly dissipating head. The nose is musty, barnyard, earth, bitter-orange, must, touch of grapefruit rind, vanilla and light pepper notes. The taste is bitter-orange, sour, orange juice, grapefruit juice from concentrate, mild acidity, drying wood, light vanilla and some mouth-pucker with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting stuff, but not my favourite from these guys.