De Garde The Chateau
Origin: Oregon, US
The Château is a four-year blend of spontaneously fermented and aged barrels, with an average total age of approximately 29 months in oak. After tasting, blending, transferring and bottling, the beer was further conditioned in bottles for approximately 5 more months.
All of our favorite multi-year blends have a notable Brettanomyces funk to them, but each individual composition expresses its own unique personality. As a rather old composition, this beer leans in a much funkier direction. Mineral and earth characteristics dominate the aroma, with a complexity and intensity matched in the taste. It finishes with a very dry and crisp feel, allowing a lingering impression of the aged barrels and Brett character.