Passion Bu
de Garde Brewing

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
59
From:
de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  6
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: A Berliner Weisse inspired ale, aged in oak barrels and refermented on Passionfruit.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 59 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by KVNBGRY:
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Do you like... I mean love the taste of passion fruit? Yes? Ok. Do you love having the enamel stripped from your teeth? Cool, this is for you. It's not beer at this point. Just straight acidic passion fruit juice. Looks like it, tastes like it, smells like it. No head, no carb, just juice. One of the more sour beers I've ever had. However it was more approachable as a lot of the Upland sours tend not to be.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sharing this one!
Quick review from notes.

Opaque orange, thin layer of white foam initially with spotty flecks of lace in the glass. Decent surface coverage, breaks apart after a couple sips. Funky aroma, strong passionfruit presence, super juicy like a Berliner mimosa.

Taste is puckeringly sour, crisp and juicy from beginning to end. Tons of fruit flavor, very fresh and vibrant. Pulpy and juicy. Light bodied with ample carbonation, very intense. Really great stuff.

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Photo of w5baron
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KAF
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the source.

Poured a completely opaque dirty yellow, lower carb with an aggressive pour yielding only a tiny white ringlet; dots of random lacing. The nose is pure passionfruit, and can be smelled from a mile away. Whew, man, is this sour. Again in the taste, pure passionfruit juice, and practically nothing else, extremely intense and pulpy. I do like sours, but this one is just past my threshold of tolerance...the acidity and sourness is brutal, and there are a million needles piercing the inside of my cheeks. My entire face is crying. Just too sour, and I don't say that often. This is still a really good beer, and has a tremendous fruit profile. It's just really hard to drink, and likely one of the top 3 most sour beers I've ever had. Anyway, time to break out the Tums.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeerbeast
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leftoverburrito
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mike
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Passion Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 59 ratings