Raspberry Bu
de Garde Brewing

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
4.48 | pDev: 6.92%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 127 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours red, slightly pinkish and marginally opaque. The white head is delicate, as well as the retention and lacing

S: Acidity mingles amongst the garden-fresh raspberries, fruit, and earth. Along with some jam, and a touch of olive

T: The de Garde yeast and oak is noticeable amongst the raspberries, lactic lemon, citrus and other (more) subdued fruit and herbal aspects

M: Slightly vinegary/oily: medium body, with a stronger emphasis on the carbonation

O: An acidic, soothing, refreshment: one that’s fairly simple in its complexity, and does not try to go overboard

Jan 18, 2017
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James_Michaud91 from California

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours beautiful magenta/ neon-raspberry. Smell is dominated by raspberry preserves with a supporting note of slightly cheesy sour/funk. This is a bit of a one trick pony (at least it's a good trick) in regards to flavor, big big raspberry with a medium sour twinge. Definitely another crushable offering from DeGarde.

Aug 17, 2015
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an amazing dark/rich red raspberry color. Smells pungent and sour, straight up jam for your breakfast toast. Tastes is so jammy I get raspberry and tons of strawberry- great tart feel. It's crisp and fruity based so good, could drink this for ever.

Aug 05, 2015
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oceanman907 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best looking beer I have ever seen. Deep clear ruby red, with a hint of carbonation amazingly tart Apple, lactic, raspberry syrup. Defiantly sour but light and effervescent enough to make it last!!

Aug 02, 2015
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jakewatt135 from Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.6%

First beer that has taken me back to a memory. This beer tastes and smells like straight freshly picked raspberries. Sweet delicious berry and even notes of skin and seeds come through. Reminds me of freezer jam my grandma used to make. Awesome beer

Nov 24, 2014
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Seanniek91 from Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 25oz bottle into a Hill farmstead stemmed tuip.

Pours a beautiful ruby red with one finger bubbly white head that leaves little to no lacing. Smell is straight up raspberry jam. Thats really it. Taste is sour raspberry, some lemon, some oak, finish is lightly vinegary. Feel is highly carbonated (maybe a little too much for me) quite sour and puckering and refreshing.

Overall this was better than the Cherry Bu. Very sour with intense flavors of fresh raspberries. Very nice.

Oct 16, 2014
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Pour is a hazed ruby with lighter edges and a light pink head. Nose has a fair bit of fleshy raspberry, a touch green, a bit of dusty brett, lactic creaminess. Taste is better, juicy raspberry and cherries, bright fruits, dusty brett, fairly tart and sour. Body is a touch syrupy, softer carb with a very dry finish.

Sep 25, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright red body. Nice white head.

Smell - Lots of raspberry. Some De Garde yeastiness. Oak.

Taste - Raspberry, but the yeast and sourness overwhelms quickly. Tastes like De Garde and raspberry. Very intense in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium light body.

Overall - One of the more impressive fruited berliners I've had from De Garde, probably because it's simpler.

Sep 23, 2014
Raspberry Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 127 ratings