Yer Bu
de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
4.1 | pDev: 8.05%
Mar 05, 2016
Feb 04, 2015
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Notes: Our foeder fermented and aged Berliner with Yerba Mate and citrus peel. Earthy with a big citrus backdrop.
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4.41 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Mar 05, 2016
3.75 by SocalKicks from California on Dec 17, 2015
4.08 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 02, 2015
3.57 by IrishColonial from Texas on Nov 07, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kurmaraja from California

Big fan of this one as a unique departure. Amazing flavor and complexity for the ABV. Wisps of smoke, earth, citrus on the nose. Moderate to sharp acidity, but decent roundness and an earthy tone followed by citrus zest. Goes brilliantly with fatty smoked or roasted foods.

Nov 04, 2015
4.25 by BA_Berto from New York on Oct 25, 2015
4.25 by Original_Gravity from Washington on Oct 17, 2015
3.72 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Sep 11, 2015
3.19 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Sep 06, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Bottle shared by Barry last night, thanks man.

This one pours a cloudy shady yellow color, with a small head, and a little bit of lemon.

Smells really strongly of Yerba Mate tea, which provides a nice citrusy earthiness. There's some lemon tart candy aromas as well.

The Yerba Mate doesn't come through as strongly in the taste, but it's still there. The added citrus peel is much more prevalent in the taste than the aroma, though, which is cool. There's the typical level of Bu tartness and sourness, fairly sour here. There's a lot of flavor for something I believe was only 2.3% ABV.

This is light bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel. It's really refreshing.

A really unique entry in the Bu series. Quite tasty and very refreshing.

Aug 14, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by John_M from Oregon

The beer pours a cloudy golden amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is the best thing about this beer, and the Yerba Mate really comes on strong. There is a very tea like aroma to this beer, and I thought it paired well with the citrus and noticeable sour component. On the palate, the sour flavor dominates, but it's not over the top, and I thought it was appropriate for the style. I pick up some of the tea flavor as well, which I thought enhanced the flavor profile nicely. The beer is very light on the palate, with a long, tart finish.

Nice beer. Not sure how much I'd want to drink of it (the sour, tart flavor is pretty intense), but this is a beer I was very happy to sample.

Aug 03, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kscaldef from Oregon

Pours a bright, clear yellow with no head. Aromas of lemon, grassy herbs, and something else that we settled on "stir fry" as a description. More lemon in the taste and a slight earthiness. Despite lacking appearance of carbonation, it's actually quite prickly in the mouth and finishes with a highly astringent acidity. I liked this more than I expected to, but still not really my cup of tea.

Aug 03, 2015
3.62 by FondueVoodoo from Canada (BC) on Jul 31, 2015
4 by akang from California on Jul 18, 2015
4.23 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jul 02, 2015
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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewtus from Ohio

Earthy up front. Tea comes through very nice in the background and the subtle citrus is a great compliment

Jun 29, 2015
4.04 by Jvrdz24 from Texas on Jun 23, 2015
3.94 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jun 13, 2015
4.6 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jun 08, 2015
4.08 by halo3one from Georgia on Jun 08, 2015
3.89 by More_betterness from California on May 27, 2015
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on May 15, 2015
3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on May 14, 2015
3.97 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on May 11, 2015
4.24 by mendvicdog from Maryland on May 11, 2015
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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MattSweatshirt from Texas

Head fizzes away in seconds leaving behind a hazy light yellow body.

Slight wood, herbal, almost a mustard kind of note, fairly fruity with lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.

Super lacto sourness grabs your tongue making it hard to gauge carbonation and body. Leaves the mouth dry.

May 10, 2015
4.25 by JMFP from Delaware on May 10, 2015
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3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Jordy777 from Illinois

Distinct cocktail sauce aroma, little nuance on the palate other than shredding acidity. Just not to my taste.

May 10, 2015
4.34 by cultclassic89 from Texas on May 03, 2015
4.13 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on Apr 30, 2015
3.75 by brianmandell from California on Apr 28, 2015
3.8 by Deltoro from Florida on Apr 23, 2015
4.27 by kbhess from New Jersey on Apr 21, 2015
4.26 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Apr 19, 2015
3.91 by misterworldwide from California on Apr 18, 2015
3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2015
4.06 by EB1 from California on Apr 12, 2015
4.29 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2015
4.95 by dpool from Arizona on Apr 05, 2015
4.5 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2015
Yer Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 65 ratings