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Bu Weisse - de Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 58
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  2.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 05-16-2013

Our version of a barrel-fermented and barrel-aged Berliner-Weisse, but fermented with ambient yeast and bacteria. Tart with citrus and fruit notes, a subtle grain character, and a hint of funk.
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 21
Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Starts lemon and other citrus flavors. Little bit of citrus though. Nice tartness. However it is very light and watery.

Photo of SpartacusV1
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ianroodt
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nablock
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Sharpski for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a pale straw color with just a thin cap of white head that instantly disappeared.

The aroma featured a solid wheat/grain base, with all sorts of interesting things going on alongside. Yeast tang and spice, and several fruit aspects, I could never quite nail down. Berries? Bananas? Apples? I don't believe any of those were actually in the beer, but I think I smelled 'em. On the tongue, a definite apple taste came through very solidly, alongside the base wheat. the beer was very tart, and bright, and various flavors kept popping up and jumping away all across the palate.

The body was light and crisp, with a finish drier than the Sahara desert. Drinkability was so excellent, I didn't even mind the usually despise 22oz format bottle. Overall, a great beer. A must try.

Photo of Mwmeunie
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baybum
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmoney
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anyportinastorm
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've only recently learned about de Garde (which is apparently only an hour south from where I live,) and I haven't had a chance to make it down yet. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Hondo's and found this in the cooler.

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvrdz24
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LakerLeith
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGordito
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farnswurth
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aj_tuna
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbub18
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of highTempo
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 22oz bottle. Poured a nice orange color with some haze. No head at all.

Smell is citrusy but not in the typical hoppy sense. It comes across as more of a true sour lemon.

This is a completely flat beer, thin and crisp. I'd like some carbonation. That would improve this a lot for me. There's not even a hint of alcohol on the palette, which makes sense for a beer that's only 2.3%.

This is a really well priced beer (at least here in Portland) but it's sadly not a real standout to me, especially considering the ratings that I'm seeing up here.

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.