Black Raz Bu | de Garde Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by black13 on 08-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
262
Gots:
25
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Olright
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Simply superb

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Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, highly anticipated. Poured into a Side Project stemmed glass 10/4/2014.

A- Dark purple, slightly pink-reddish body, two finger purple head. Beautiful. Good retention, solid lacing. [4.25]

S- Blackberries, raspberries, lots of yogurty lactate, a bit of wheaty sharpness. For the most part this is all fruit and yogurt here. Sort of like a parfait, to think about it... [4.25]

F- Straight up blackberry jam, yogurt lactate making for a solid acidity here, grainy wheat sweetness, some musty oak. Not a lot of funk or complexity. This is what I very much expected it to be. [4.5]

M- Solidly medium bodied, a bit custardy, not watery at all. Good carbonation, very yogurty towards the end tempered by some blackberry tartness. [4.25]

O- Still not getting the 4.66-level goodness (as of this writing). This certainly is not NG Very Sour Blackberry good. Still, this is another example of how good the base Bu is in terms of providing a blank canvas for fruits. Apricot and Black Raz are simply excellent. But it does depend on the fruit... [4.5]

Final score: 4.41

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Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a wonderful black raspberry hue with a thin head that fades to leave a purple halo. 4.5

S - Aromas of buttery oak up front, light vinegar, then black raspberry. Not bad, but, I want more raspberry! 4

T - Taste is nice and tart with seedy raspberry notes, the oak barrel gets awfully buttery which is very distracting. Loads of malt vinegar, really acidic, the black raspberry is there but held back by the barrel notes. Unfortunate. 4.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, sharp. 4.25

O - Overall this beer was nice, but the buttery oak kind of missed this one up. Hmmmm 4

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

draft @ de garde

thick raspberry feel and taste. crazy mouthfeel. liquid jam. some tart sourness. possibly better than VSB. absolutely phenomenal

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Photo of tom10101
2.93/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle (750 ml). From Jose, thanks! Split-5 ways (6 if we include the drain).

Appearance: Dark reddish-purple with a medium pinkish-purple head and some lacing. The head disappear rather quickly though.

Aroma: Burst of black raspberries, and it’s not leafy but really fruit forward. And it’s not jammy, it’s just like fresh picked raspberry. Acidic. After a while though, the raspberry fades a bit and there’s rubber-ish notes but the aroma is really enticing for the first few minutes.

Taste: That’s were it starts to get bad. It tastes like cheap raspberry vinegar. It wasn’t leafy in the aroma, but here it is a bit. Notes of carboard too. But most of all, this is way too friggin sour.

Palate: And here’s the nightmare. Light body, but it’s not just watery, it’s worst than that... water has more body than this. It’s like sublimated vinegar. Short puckering finish.

Overall: Enticing aroma, but taste of vinegar and atrocious mouthfeel. Poor drinkability, especially for a 4.4 % abv beer. Grossly overrated. It’s the 18th bottle I try from De Garde and either we have really really bad luck or it’s the most overrated brewery out there. We had a few decent/good beers from them but the vast majority had something "off" and they were bad or worst.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tarty fruity blackberry and cassis nose, lots of citrus,. Light body with lots of tart, cassis taste with lime.
Not that well balanced and way to much lacto imo

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VinceMig
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of fthegiants
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i cant think of a more tasty beverage..........

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Photo of shescrafty831
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -12%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very deep purple. Nice pink head. Thick collar.

Smell - Funky with lots of deep berry. Oak. Yogurty. Like rotting fruit, but not as unpleasant as that sounds.

Taste - Tart with that standard De Garde profile. Lots of blackberry. Not quite jammy, though. Woody. Lemony and yogurty lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light. Well carbonated.

Overall - As always,it's good, but nowhere near as spectacular as the ratings would indicate.

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Photo of gr8zehaman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dvmin98
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Black Raz Bu from de Garde Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
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