Bu Weisse | de Garde Brewing

Bu WeisseBu Weisse
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 363 ratings
Bu WeisseBu Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of a barrel-fermented and barrel-aged Berliner-Weisse, but fermented with ambient yeast and bacteria. Tart with citrus and fruit notes, a subtle grain character, and a hint of funk.

Added by ccrida on 05-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,834
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
363
Liked:
337
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
40
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of ragnar3
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color.
Funky blue cheese in the nose, taste is better with sour white wine and sour fruits. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

A really good beer; can't believe it is 2.3%.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint, 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a becker glass

This beer pours straw colored and is topped with an inch of white head that disappears quickly leaving no trace of its existence.

It has a tart aroma with hints of lemon and salt.

It begins tart, almost mouth puckeringly so, and dry. Some citrus flavor, especially lemon, come through the middle and into the finish. The finish is dry and acidic.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a fantastic Berliner weisse. It really hits to spot on a summer day.

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

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Aroma is funky with hay and barnyard notes plus the underlying grains. Taste is tart, lactic, astringent with a hint of aspirin.

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

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden color, hazy, with a moderate white head that has adequate retention before dissipating into a thin film across the glass.

A: Funky upfront, moderate fruity aromas, and barnyard aroma, with subtle lingering sourness.

T: Funky, moderate citrus, lots of true lemon, light grain, moderately light, and very clean sourness.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation and moderately effervescent.

O: Delicious; great complex funky sour aroma and flavor, coupled with a light funk and a great citrusy character.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man, you really got to tip your cap to a brew like this. Just 2.3%, teeming with flavor, but not falling victim to the common sour beer pitfalls, acidity levels are just right, no throat burn, the lemon tartness playing nicely with some cereal malt, little bits of funk in the nose and on the palate to add complexity. Pale gold in the glass, huge layer of white foam, this is an insanely drinkable beer that makes me eager, indeed, to try more from De Garde.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nvbrew
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright tangy and getting back to fermenting basics, the de Garde team rests on the northern German Berlinerweis. Wheaten in its underpinnings, the sourness from lactic fermentae cuts through its breadiness and ensures a crisp, sour and refreshing session.

Bu Weisse is a hazy, creamy, canary yellow affair, rounding into a cottony and arid froth with aromas which abound with sour citrus, wine, earth and orchard fruit fragrances. Its taste is supple with grain and confectioner's sugars, seeming like pulled candy and sour warhead sweetness.

The middle palate shows a quick dissolving malt action as the beer's body and sweetness retreats rapidly. What follows in its wake is a supreme sourness. Lime, lemon, crabapple, kiwi, under-ripened berry, cantaloup, sour white grape and a brisk, vinous acidity. Off-vinegar, the beer's finish is low in bitterness but big on acidity, only trailing with a soft briny character of the sea.

Finishing dry, crisp and utmost refreshing, only a hint of malt body remains and allows the carbonation to become restrained but creamy. An echo of fresh wheat bread returns in aftertaste to remind us of its wheat beer soul buried within. Still, its enamel-stripping sourness and its gentle burlap earthen finish is what keeps us coming back, sip after sip.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvghost
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 92.8% out of 100 with 363 ratings
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