Posts Tagged ‘ The Lucy ’

Trip to de Garde

Went out for the latest release, and it was nice and relaxed for the most part. Well done de Garde, well done.

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The winner: Imperial Purple Raz Bu, but the Boysen is right there, and will surpass Imperial Purple as it gets more funky and complex.

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De Garde Marathon

With De Garde releasing so many beers lately, I had to make some space. My friends were able to lend me their livers!

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De Garde Blu Bu: Aging very gracefully! Nice and tart up front, with tons of blueberry on the finish. A

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De Garde The Lucy: Imagine an american spin on Cantillon’s Vigneronne. It’s really good, with super soft carbonation. A+

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De Garde Imperial Strawberry Bu: This is awful. It was good fresh, but now it’s just rust, bandaids, and crushing sadness. F

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De Garde Berry Bu: Not as sour as Blu Bu, but it is super jammy. I think this one takes the cake between the two. A

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De Garde Deux Tetes: Lots of sulfur when this beer is first opened, but after a few minutes the smell dissipates. Nice and sour, with a funky and sweet apple finish. I like it, which is saying something, because I’m not a cider person. B+

Sure, I’ll go to De Garde

Went to De Garde yesterday for the release of a few beers, despite the high wind warnings and imminent doom.

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Don’t mind the rubber band, this month’s Block 15 Sticky Hands is pretty good. Less floral and more resin though.

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De Garde Deux Tetes: Two heads, or two tits? Smells like used diapers if you don’t let the glass sit around for a while, but after it breathes it tastes delicious. Nice, tart and funky up front but the finish is all sweet apples.

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De Garde The Lucy: Imagine a De Garde version of Cantillon’s Vigneronne and you pretty much nailed it. It’s fantastic. Bright, crisp, with a little bit of mint on the noise, this reminds me of a fruity champagne but without that drying/tannic finish. A+

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De Garde The Boysen: Even though I think the Lucy is better, I think this is the beer that will get everyone’s panties in a bunch…because boysenberries. It’s freaking amazing, but the fruit comes off really strong here, almost overwhelming the base beer. Doesn’t matter though, I’ll shower in this without a moment’s hesitation. A+

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