jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle - pours reddish brown tan head - nose and taste of port, bourbon, earthy berry and acid - med body djd07 (16428) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy amber with no head. Aroma is wood, earth, funk, dark fruit. Nice tartness, light funk, hides alcohol well, leathery, very good. czar (9680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy amber-red with a small off-white head, some retention and lacing. fruity and toasted maltiness, some fruitiness - strawberries and cherries, bit of jam, sweet buttery boubon barrels, oak, medium acidity - lactic and citric mostly. lively carbonation, medium body, sour if not puckering spicy-citric finish. acidity level is disturbing and barrel-ageing does not mellow any flavors and/or impart interesting overall qualities. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours a dark red with a small beige head that leaves no lacing. Nose is of cherries and vinegar, tingling. Taste is really sour, puckeringly so, and fruity. Red wine in the background. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Overall it was good but still a little too acidic like most of the De Garde beers we’ve had thus far. It comes out as unrefined and really one-dimensional, not too far from your typical american sour. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours clear red/deep amber with low to no beige head. Aroma is of acetic acid, fruits, berries. Taste is of fruits, acid, sourness. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Nice sourness.
tom10101 (6311) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting.
hopscotch (11484) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Appearance: Murky amber with a small beige head and little lacing.
Aroma: Red fruits (mostly cherries), oak, brettanomyces, bourbon, acetic notes and light caramel.
Taste: Red fruits (cherries), some sweetness, brettanomyces, vinegar, oak, light caramel and spicy/toasted notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Puckering finish.
Overall: So far, I haven’t been really impressed by De Garde attempts at a sour red and this one makes no exception. Unbalanced, too sour, lacks of depth and not much complexity despite being aged in Bourbon and Port barrels. Disappointing.
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy caramel-colored pour with a small, brief, white head. The aroma is a funky, earthy, vinous swirl of fallen oak and wet leather red wine and Full-bodied with a thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. The flavor is sour and toasty with quite nice, vinous, wine-like notes and a mild measure of crusty bitterness. Finishes tart and fruity with traces of tannic and woody bitterness. World class bottle of beer courtesy of newcigarz! AdamChandler (5224) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Light murky amber. 1 finger head that’s sticky. Smells like a tart cherry pie. Sweet like very sweet. So well done. Lovely tart cherry and grape. Delicious. Maybe a bit on the sweet side but all of the fruit and oak and maltiness is so well crafted. Salmoniform (1281) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy reddish brown hue with tan head that dissipated. Aroma is lactic, oak, grape must, figs, plums, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a nice sour tartness in the following and a peppercorn spiciness in the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew. Probably the most wine-like de Garde that I’ve had. ineedbeer (2323) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a glass while soloing this bottle. Aroma is interesting with some nice dark fruit notes of prune, raisin, cherry and berry with some hints of plum. Some light caramel and toasted bread notes. Some medium light oak notes with faint bourbon and light port notes. Pours a slightly cloudy copper and burnt amber with a moderately sized, fairly thick, dark tan head that displays nice retention as it recedes to the edges. Faint lacing and small legs. Flavor is fairly acidic with a nice lactic character. Some light sweetness. Medium low malt notes of caramel, toffee and toasted bread with hints of darker malt. Some lighter fruit notes than in the aroma but still lots of cherries and berries with some prune and plum. Light oak notes with faint bourbon and port. Light alcohol spice. Medium light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer with an interesting Flanders character to it. Nice acidity and fruit notes with some background malt and light barrel character.