Blu Bu - de Garde Brewing

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 141
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
Wants: 165
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kscaldef on 10-05-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 141
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev n/a
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. (655 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev n/a
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 (660 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pretty red body. Medium white head.

Smell - There's that classic de Garde yeast. Strong yeast. Some fruitiness. Lots of acidity.

Taste - Man it's sour. Seltzer like flavor. Lemon and lime and aciditity. A little bit of blueberry flavor in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Very light. High carbonated.

Overall - Overwhelmingly sour without the flavor to back it up. (425 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.24/5  rDev n/a
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 (742 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, no reviews yet? Thank you, Brian.

Pouring a mildly hazy crimson with a thin, pink head that recedes rapidly, this looks pretty good! The nose is a riot of fruit and the base beer. The blueberries are expressed exceptionally well, bright, jammy, fragrant and with a mild skin tannin note. Heck, the depth and nuance here is what you'd expect from a top notch lambic. The Berliner base is clear, wheaty and yogurty, with some husk as well. A moderate funk is also present,a blend of clove, must, sweat and blue cheese. Excellent.

The palate opens with a big fruity flavor, bright, jammy blueberries, mildly tart and with a blend of skin bitterness and seed tannins. The Berliner base follows, with a very yogurty and mildly buttermilk-like flavor. Wheat is pronounced on the finish, with a blend of grain, bread and husk. Drying and fruity on the finish, the lingering blueberry flavor is amazing. Sourness is moderate, clean, lactic and refreshing. The funk I picked up on the nose is present to a milder degree, lending a touch of spice to complement the lactic sourness and the fruit. Excellent stuff. Oregon has the best blueberries I've ever had, and this beer captures their essence marvelously. Head and shoulders above other fruited Berliners I've had recently. (1,276 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev n/a

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. (368 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.43/5  rDev n/a
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] (1,261 characters)

Blu Bu from de Garde Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.