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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic-style ale aged in oak barrels with pinot noir grapes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2934) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a bottle share at Seans on December 29. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice cloudy purple ruby color with a light pink head that fizzles away quickly without any lace left behind. The aroma is really winey right up front. There is a heavy red wine throughout this, which isnt turning me off of it. The grape must and barrel are pretty heavy, but well balanced. Its got a little citrus zest and a light funk to it. The flavor is much of the same. Its really well done. Funky, heavy wine, good barrel, musty, vinous, and a hint of citrus on the back end. I like it. The mouth feel is lighter and a hint syrupy with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly wine-dominated, dry finish. I like this one more than I thought I would.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (5694) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) split 2-ways, shared by SlovakSniper, thanks! Slightly hazy beautiful bright red with a small quickly vanishing pink head leaving no lacing. Aroma is tantalizing combining a strong vinous presence to the dusty character often found in 3F lambics, loads of fruits (cherries, grapes) and mild oak spiciness. Taste continue to surprise with a perfectly dosed acidity (not just by De Garde standards, its just perfectly tart), mild funk and dusty presence, loads of fruits and vinous presence but they arent overpowering other flavors, mild oak spiciness and some nice minerality. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit tannic and vinous but never too much. Grapey finish with a nice mineral ending. Wow! This is without a doubt and by far the best De Garde beer (of the 50+ I have tasted) I have tried so far and also one of the best American sour. Spot on acidity. Nice dust and mineraly features. Loads of fruits and vinous presence again, but balanced by other components. Really complex and elegant. Loved it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Une robe rouge avec un petit anneau de mousse. Un nez trs vin rouge, bois avec une petite touche de beurre brett, trs agrable, bien fruit, peu acide. Un got de "lambic" fruit amricain plutt solide, trs vineux avec une acidit moyenne et un bois piquant. Un corps huileux et ptillant. Une finale sauvage, acide et boise intressante.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2016
bottle, shared. Pours cloudy purple with a violet hue. Fine red grape aroma, sweet malt, violets. Nice sweet sourish body, with a bitter finish, sour dryness in the back, and a rough fruit bitter. Perhaps a tad too sweet for an American sour / wild ale (sorry, not a lambic). Taste is nice and fruity, oak and fresh cabernet grapes. Rich of fresh tannins anyhow. Very nice and interesting beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4162) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
bottle shared with a friend, latst batch bottle i believe. poured a beautiful clear deep red to light purple colour with a non lasting deeper pink head on top. the nose of this beast is incredible, this has to be one of the closest beers that come close to wine, incredible deep aroma of sweet dark vinous grape notes, red wine, oak, sweet spiced pinot noir, crisp dusty notes, lemons, and earthy notes. light berry precense, bitter grape skin, leading to a perfect clean crisp tart finish. very different to a grape lambic. but really awesome! wow.. what an amazing brewery

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2016
750ml bottle pours out pinkish purple topped with a fizzy pink head. Nose is Big wine grapes Oak and some light sweetness. Taste is more of the big Grape Wine notes some berries plenty of Oak Barrel and a nice start Funk on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (18404) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
Saurer Traubenantrunk. Deutliche Holznoten, herb, im Mittelteil intensive vinse Noten. Weich fruchtig, die Sure ist z.T. aggressiv, geht dann aber zurck. Vollmundig. 10/9/11/11/9/11

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kbhess84 (5) - - JAN 6, 2016 does not count
B2. Sooooo much wine on the nose. The pour is reminiscent of a top shelf willamette Pinot as a deeps ruby. Tastes like the love child of parliament and ub40. I didnt think I could like this beer more than the first batch but it delivers like the usps once did.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12653) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy pink purple with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong grape, oak, berry. Thin mouth, tart grape, vinous, nice dry finish, really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlrs. Murky copper with bare head. Tart fruit, grains, with vinous notes. Good.


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