Blu Bu | de Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 186 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kscaldef on 10-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,178
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
186
Liked:
174
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
8.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of vissai
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
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]

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Photo of jayruv
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VAbdoyan
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of baybum
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Sarge3130
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of starrdogg
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of lunarbrew
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of FrankHammer
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blu Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 93.5% out of 100 with 186 ratings
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