Apricot Bu | de Garde Brewing

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

750ml bottle. Poured into a Side Project stemmed glass 9/28/2014.

A- Beautiful hazy peach/apricot flesh-coloured body. It's almost pulpy in appearance, like a mimosa. Three finger white head that quickly reduces to a thin collar, and shortly after that, becomes quite still. No lacing to be found. Stylistically, it's about what I expected but I still find its cloudy qualities to be quite fascinating. [4.25]

S- Served chilled, it starts out with quite a bit of tart yogurt lactate, whiffs of the base wheat, and a light citrus acidity and hints of stone fruit that really takes over as it warms up. Very delightful in how stone fruit-forward it is. Ultimately, at cellar temp and warmer, it becomes a very fruit-forward beer. [4.5]

F- Apricots on top, the Bu base in the middle providing a little bit of grainy wheat and a lot of tart yogurt lactate, finishing with a nice stone fruit tartness. It's like these Haribo peach rings, but quite tart. [4.5]

M- Brilliant. Medium, almost on the verge of full body, very pulpy with a semi-milkshake consistency. Its tart enough that it makes my mouth water, but not so tart that you can only drink a few ounces of it at a time just so you don't get heartburn. Very crisp and refreshing; it's dangerously easy to dome the entire bottle, in fact that's what I'll end up doing. [4.75]

O- The first De Garde beer I've taken quite a liking to so far. The base beer works quite well for the apricots here, giving the stone fruits a nearly blank canvas to shine while adding a nice grainy wheat flavour and a good bit of tartness. Overall a very, very tasty fruit Berliner. [4.5]

Final score: 4.51

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

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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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4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Apricot Bu from de Garde Brewing
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