Apricot 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): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rudzud on 08-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
6.03%
 
 
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257
Gots:
25
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage. Enjoyed on 10/23/2016.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Apricot, honey, pineapple juice hues with a thin white head
S: Straight stone fruits with a mild funk
T: Peach, apricot, and nectarine flavors that meld with a simple lactic tartness
F: Light and easy sipper
O: Another phenomenal Berliner Weisse by de Garde here. Not overly sour, but at the same time offers to tart punch and simple, yet delicious flavors you'd expect. Great beer for a sunny weekend afternoon

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Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wehabeertrader
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Brian!

This, eh, beer looks and smells and tastes like apricot juice, so much so that you will find yourself picking out pieces of apricot from your beer. Insanely fruity, ripe, fresh and clean, pairing beautifully with a bright base beer that's a great blend of lactic acid and lemony sourness. On the palate as well, this is an apricot juice bomb, bright, fruity, tasty with minimal skin tannin. Drying, fruity, tart and refreshing on the finish, this is quite excellent.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GDawgs34
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light orange color with aggressive, bright white head and large bubbles. Smell is band aid, rubber, very tart and puckering sour. The taste does not disappoint. All of the lactic sour notes are there. Bright acidity, apricot, lemon, oak. Vanilla coming out here and there. Mouth feel is light, but aggressively carbed. This beer has a ton of flavor. Drink at cellar temp to get the full apricot flavor. The sour overwhelms the fruit at cooler temps.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bouncepass
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mistamakkus
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Berliners by De Garde have a history of making me cringe because they are fiercely sour and flirt along the edges of just being too much for me to handle. But now, taking a closer look this might be the first berliner (not imperial version) ive had from them in quite a long time. It has a clean lactic tartness perfectly integrated with apricot/peachy juiciness and earthen/grassy notes. Light bodied, modestly carbonated and easily approachable and drinkable. Worth checking out.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dataylor21
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goldstar81
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Do you like apricots? Do you like Berliner Weiss? Do you like lacto? Then look no further. Pours an opaque orangish milky yellow. A decent amount of carbonation. Smells like......well apricots. Kind like the sticky sugar of opening a bag of fresh dried apricots. Tastes like candy, dried apricots, lacto and a bit of that good ole tilamook funk. If you have been to Tilamook you know what I'm talking about. If you have one of these I would drink it sooner rather than later as the fruit is starting to fade just a little but still just outstanding. I'm getting the sense that this could end up being a yogurt bomb like blackberry Bu given more time. Overall this is an outstanding beer for a low ABV fruited Berliner Weiss. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Apricot Bu from de Garde Brewing
4.48 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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