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Cran Bu - de Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 82
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
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: wethorseblanket on 07-01-2013

Our Spontaneously fermented interpretation of a Berliner Weisse aged in second use gin barrels with Oregon Coast cranberries.
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Reviewing the Cran Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing out of Tillamook, Oregon.

Score: 94

2014 vintage bottle served in a Dark Lord snifter and enjoyed on 03/12/14.

Appearance: Pours a cloud, dull pink color with nice fade and minimal head. Minimal lacing and retention too. I really dig the color. 4.25/5

Smell: Cranberries, vinegar, oak, a hint of lemon and a kiss of fruit juice and lacto. Really nice mix here, with a prominent cranberry character and juiciness. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes like mildly tart cranberry juice with complexities of oak, lemon, grape skins, wheat and a touch of fruit. Less lacto than the nose, which is mostly constrained to the initial upfront kick of flavor. The flavor profile on this brew is a nicely balanced mix that is sessionable and flavorful, but not too big or overpowering. Finishes with lasting cranberry flavor with a lemon twist. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, nice carbonation. Light tartness, a little fruitiness and sweetness. Very juicy mouthfeel. 4.5/5

Overall: Another excellent fruited variant of "Bu." They're all pretty great, though my favorites thus far have been Raspberry and Boysenberry. Seek this out if you get the chance.

Cost: $11 for a 500 ml bottle.

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A: Pours a hazy cranberry with just a few (less than 12) white bubbles clinging to the rim. No lace. Would have liked to see more carbonation.

N: Cranberry fruit punch with faint but present juniper notes from the gin barrel aging.

T: Bright cranberry fruit skin with tartness, some wheaty grains, slight lemony citrus. Like a sweet-tart candy without the sweetness. Juniper emerges late.

M: Light body and carbonation. Fruity and tart finish.

O: Nice and refreshing. Unique offering. Easy drinking.

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Cran Bu from de Garde Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.