DeGarde The Broken Truck Batch 3

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“Shortly after we started distributing, we had our cursed old brewery truck break down while carrying a load of kegs to our distributor. Our distributor was about to close for the weekend, and we had no way to get them there in time, and nowhere to store them in good condition during the opressively hot weather. As is our habit during times of stress, we sought a cold beer at the newly opened taproom and growler station around the corner, Tin Bucket. After chatting with the owner, he expressed his disappointment at not being able to get our beer. To cut it short, he and his partner bought the entire truckload, saving not just the beer, but quite literally our business.

This beer is for them. We worked with them to blend this from three different years of our lambic inspired barrels. We chose a blend with a beautiful and expressive Brett character that has only blossomed during its extended conditioning. Our favorite beer to date.”

Final Rating: 4.59/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a De Garde snifter. Thanks Ryan for sharing this bottle!

Pours a hazy golden orange body with a twin finger white head that reduces slowly to leave a ring of retention and spotty lacing.

On the nose, lots of woody oak, comes through with a funky saison yeast aroma.. grassy, citrus and lactic, spices, funk, yeasty, grassy, and an almost cedar-like smell.

On the tongue is a nicely balanced tartness with tons of oaky saison notes, funky barnyard, spices, green apple, and a cedary taste come through, white wine, champagne-like but not too dry. Medium-high carbonation and easy drinking, medium-light body.

This was totally worth the hype and I’m glad I got to try it. A superbly balanced and flavorful wild.

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