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Blu Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 133
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kscaldef on 10-05-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

vissai, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.41/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter 9/28/2014.

A- Dark purple-reddish body. If it were lighter in body, I'd say it was quite hazy, almost pulpy. Not much head to go around, and what does show up is has a dark pinkish hue that disappears quite quickly. No lacing. [4]

S- Quite odd, hard to describe but I'll try my best. There is a odd funk, like rotting fruit, which could very well be the blueberries; complemented by the grainy wheat sweetness that has a bit of sharpness to it, some oak and a good bit of yogurt. I'm not sure what to make of the fruit contribution here, but it doesn't appeal to my senses as much as I expected it to. [3.5]

F- A bit more of blueberry flavour shows up here, mostly a lot of tart yogurty lactate and a bit of oak. And not a lot else. Flavour profile lacks depth- it essentially transitions into a watery, tasteless profile on the back-end which was quite a surprise. [3.25]

M- On the thinner side, not a ton of substance. Carbonation is light. It does have a nice dry oak finish that plays well with the initial yogurt lactate. [3.5]

O- For my first taste of De Garde, this was pretty disappointing. But I already knew this is considered one of the lesser rated ones. Got to start somewhere, right? [3.5]

Stevedore, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of VAbdoyan
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

VAbdoyan, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Pour is dark maroon with a lot of pink head. Nose has a moderate blueberry, yeast presence, faint plastic, dusty notes and a touch of lactic. Taste is fairly assertive blueberry, a hint of plastic, vanilla lacto, notes of yeast, strong sourness and a bit of acetic acid. Typical de garde body, lighter with a strong carb and a bit prickly and puckering in the back.

cpetrone84, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Dactrius, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, grain, and slight blueberry aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart grain and subdued blueberry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the blueberry presence in this one is fairly subtle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

drewone, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Sarge3130, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

chippo33, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Sean9689, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

starrdogg, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

lunarbrew, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

FrankHammer, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

acurtis, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

JavaNoire, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

DarthKostrizer, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

NW2285, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

TheBronze, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

markgugs, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Phobicsquirrel, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

grover37, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing.
Dark blueish purple, murky, no head. 4.25

Nose is lighter than I expected, mild blueberry skin and little flesh, mild baking spices, little cardamom etc, deep blueberry skin, mild sour wheat and funk. Faint oak. 4.25

Taste semi sweet but dry, tart blueberry skin, big tart blueberry, flesh, green fruit like, mild bitter note. Some creamy lactose, tart, creamy wheat, big buttery oak, little floral blueberry. Finish sticky flemmy mild tasty acidity, more blueberry skin, juicy blueberry, plenty buttery oak lingering. 4.25

Mouth lighter bod, little flemmy creamy, big acidity, light carb. 4

Overall pretty nice. 4.25

jlindros, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a beautiful light violet hue, with next to no head that leaves faint wisps. 4.5

S - Aromas of blueberries in a pint, light sweetness, good Berliner notes, no wheat, light skins, not sour more so sweet. 4.25

T - Taste is lightly sour, great blueberry skin, not really sour, sweet blueberry, floral, delicious blueberry flesh. More like a blueberry wild or sour than a Berliner. Interesting that how little it tastes like a Berliner. Light buttery oak. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel is a little light on the carbonation. 4

O - Overall this beer was super blueberry colour with lovely notes of blueberry. Not quite a Berliner but yeah, quite tasty. 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tectactoe, Feb 26, 2014
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Blu Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.