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Bu Weisse - de Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 51
Gots: 16 | FT: 5
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: 91 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of julielynndubee
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeepJello
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellikit
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: yellow. Crystal clear. No head.
Smell: faint apple cider vinegar.
Taste: sour apples. Sour pear. Tart.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation. Light body. Tart. Dry.
Overall: this is a good sour beer. It is surprisingly refreshing for how sour it is. Like it.

Photo of ADTaber
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle that froze during shipping and the cap popped a little. Because beer was frozen, only lost about a third. A bit flat but I can taste the promise.

Photo of jshusc
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaymanisgod
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Enochase04
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaimless
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dipso123
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. For a first review for 2015, why not go with the one of my favorite breweries from last year?

Clear light yellow with no head and no lacing, this looks OK, I guess. The nose has a big juiciness, a fruitiness not unlike pineapple juice (the leftover stuff after you pick the chunks from a can), a moderate lactic sourness, a mild citrus peel character (from the gin barrels?), some wheaty, bready notes.

As good as the nose is, the palate is a whole different beast. This is thoroughly unconventional, lacking in the clean, bready lactic sourness of the traditional berlinerweisses and in its stead, it has a potent and inspired juicy, fruit tartness with a blend of preserved lemons, pineapple, heavily soured yogurt (if you've had yogurt in a tropical country in the summer, you know what I mean), moderate funk - a little bit of earth and mushroom are present - along with a hint of bread. The mid-palate continues the exploration of fruit as an expression in a Berlinerweiss, with semi-ripe white grapes, a blend of sourness, stone fruit and some citrus. Light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer has a long, tart finish, moderately yogurty and mostly fruity. While this beer is not a pure berlinerweiss, it is an inspired and an enjoyable beer. Highly recommended.

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not the best berliner five

Photo of freshcarl
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chcfan
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjhall1989
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbhess
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.