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Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing

Bu Weisse
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.44%

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De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  2.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: ccrida on 05-16-2013)
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Photo of stakem


3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler poured into a berliner bowl. This pours a hazed darker than expected golden color with a finger of quick dissolving head. Other than the light copper-like coloration, all things seem typical of your standard berliner.

The smells is lemony lactic with suggestions of strong greek yogurt and hints of sulfur. At times this flirts with acedic aromas and fruit faintly like cherry which is strange yet quite inviting. I am salivating before evwn getting into the glass.

The taste is tart and lemony lactic with suggestions of greek yogurt all through the middle just like the aroma suggested. The finish has a bit of dusty grain almost like brett or cracker crumbs. As it warns up, it gets even more tart to almost acedic with a mild almost chlorine feel to it which is strange in the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest to moderate amount of fizzy feel and carbonation. Overall this is a pretty solid berliner that I would love to drink again if the opportunity presented itself. My only gripe is that my idealistic berliner is one that I could crush glass after glass of in the summertime. This one has some serious bite to it and while sour heads might rejoice, I am left wishing the second pour didnt feel so much like a chore.

Serving type: growler

10-24-2013 19:45:19 | More by stakem
Photo of derftron


4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap a few different times

looks like bright yellow grapefruit juice

smells like a funky barn that was doused in vinegar (in a good way)

little carbonation

you have to be a real fan of sour and farmhouse ales to like this one. if those are up your alley, this is a really good beer. almost kambucha-esque the way it smells like vinegar but tastes sour and fruity. very unique and different. this brewery came out of nowhere and I have enjoyed everything they make. not a beer for the masses though.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 19:30:36 | More by derftron
Photo of writerLJBerg


3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Apex. Really excited to start trying some De Garde beers.

A: Cloudy straw yellow with a complete lack of head. It's pretty muddy, unfortunately.

N: White wine grape, starw, light acid, buttered biscuit (but not buttery), green apple, lemon zest, and grapefruit rind. Nice.

T: Lightly lemon sourness with a modicum of sweetness. Very simple and round. Needs a little more definition before it stands up and sings.

M: Very light and well carbonated. Refreshing on a summer day.

O: I could drink quite a bit of this, especially if it's dialed in a little bit so that the taste becomes cleaner. Still, at 2.1%, there's a lot of flavor here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 15:16:03 | More by writerLJBerg
Photo of johnmichaelsen


2.98/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at 16 tons the other day.

The beer pours a hazy gold color with virtually no head retention and very light lacing. While I realize this isn't entirely atypical for the style, even for a BW, I expect a bit more head retention than this.

The nose was the best feature in this beer, and it really did smell like a berliner weisse. In this case, that consisted of some light clove, some underlying "wheatiness," some light bread dough, and a hint of sour tartness. If the flavor profile would have replicated the nose I'd have been pretty happy, but the level of sour in this beer was ridiculous. This is easily the most sour berliner weiss styled beer I've ever tasted (but now that I've tried BR's tartare...), with at most a hint of the underlying clove and wheat flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly light, and the beer had a long, sour finish.

Couple of thoughts about this beer. I'm not a big sour fan, so maybe that's part of the problem, but I really felt the sour component in this beer was completely over the top. I'm assuming there is a considerable amount of lactic acid in this beer, as it struck me as the kind of beer that would give me an upset stomach pretty quickly were I to try to drink a bunch of it (the bartender indicated he liked the beer quite a bit, but admitted it was hard to imagine drinking very much of this - he agreed that drinking a lot of this would probably give a lot of people a stomach ache.). De Garde seems to be well thought of, so I'll definitely give some of their other beers a try, but IMHO this was not an exceptionally impressive effort on their part.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 18:56:07 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of Alieniloquium


2.15/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. No head. Pretty lifeless.

Smell - Whoa, acetic nose. Bordering on acetone and solvent aroma. Citrus and grain behind.

Taste - Extremely sour. More vinegar than solvent. Grain and citrus. Grapefruit. Really sour.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium heavy body, especially for a berliner. Overly sour.

Overall - Rough acidity. Unpleasant. Good fruitiness though.

Serving type: growler

06-24-2013 23:44:43 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of PZBREW


4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

a. cloudy. guessing that's wild yeast, so cant ding too hard. small white big bubbled head. disappears quickly. probably from acid?
s. very big lactic and acidity. some smell of vinegar. some rustic grain. wheat I guess. really nice and complex.
t. awesome. just waves of flavor. really amazing for such a small beer. need more. very sour.
m. very richer than expected. almost thick I think. good sharp acidity to keep it refreshing
o. very imperessed. I would like morwe of this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 17:58:20 | More by PZBREW
Photo of DimensionX


4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Hazy and straw colored with a slight golden hue. Wild yeast are generally not very flocculant so I'm basically factoring that in and giving them a pass.

S: Smells of citrus, acetone, wheat. Generally fruity and wild but somewhat restrained on the nose.

T: Tart and citrusy right off the bat, will make you pucker, fairly acidic but it goes down so smooth and easy, you finish a sip and instantly have another rather than put the glass down.

M: light and easy like a Berlinner should be.

O: I love this beer and hope to drink it all summer long.

First Beer I've had from this brewery, can't wait to see what they do next.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2013 00:48:38 | More by DimensionX
Photo of BrewsoBrewco


4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the 16 Tons Cafe in Eugene. First experience woth these guys but have been looking forward to trying them since I heard about their inception.

Look- Very hazy yellow. Opaque. Actually looks kind of gross. Like they keg is filled with yeast.

Smell- Funkalicious. Citrusy and lemon. Can smell the acidity as it stings the nostrils. I mean this on the best way possible.

Taste- wonderfully tart. Just like the smell I get lemon and other citrus. Its like fresh squeezed lemonade with a hint of the wheat on the back of the tongue. Tart and acidic. Awesome

Mouthfeel- super dry and sharp on the tongue. Lingers in the mouth after drinking.

Overall- at 2%ishthe i could drink this all day and all night and all day and... You get the point. Besides the color really a deliteful beer. I look forward to try more from De Garde.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 22:08:39 | More by BrewsoBrewco
Photo of ccrida


4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draught at Bailey's, Bu Weisse is a murky pale straw yellow with a nice glow. Still, leaving the lightest of white skim.

Smells like bread dough, a hint of sweet acetone.

Taste is super tart, loads of lacto. Lemony, light grain. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel is light, tongue-curling pucker.

Drinkability is high if you like it super tart, which I do. Nice to see such a big flavor, low alcohol session ale, basically the definition of drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2013 22:24:01 | More by ccrida
Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
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