Bu Weisse
de Garde Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #23
ABV:
2.3%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,615
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
371
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de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 371 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ccrida:
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ccrida from Oregon

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draught at Bailey's, Bu Weisse is a murky pale straw yellow with a nice glow. Still, leaving the lightest of white skim.

Smells like bread dough, a hint of sweet acetone.

Taste is super tart, loads of lacto. Lemony, light grain. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel is light, tongue-curling pucker.

Drinkability is high if you like it super tart, which I do. Nice to see such a big flavor, low alcohol session ale, basically the definition of drinkability.

May 16, 2013
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breadwinner from California

4.42/5  rDev +6%
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.

Jan 19, 2017
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dammit this is so good. Even those most basic de Garde brew is awesome.

Jun 03, 2015
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 24, 2015
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PG2G from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Oct 31, 2014
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sd123 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 26, 2016
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strongaf from Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

Aug 18, 2013
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switzer from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Nov 29, 2014
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MichPaul from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2015
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Lare453 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 13, 2015
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meanmutt from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 31, 2015
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derftron from Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap a few different times

looks like bright yellow grapefruit juice

smells like a funky barn that was doused in vinegar (in a good way)

little carbonation

you have to be a real fan of sour and farmhouse ales to like this one. if those are up your alley, this is a really good beer. almost kambucha-esque the way it smells like vinegar but tastes sour and fruity. very unique and different. this brewery came out of nowhere and I have enjoyed everything they make. not a beer for the masses though.

Aug 15, 2013
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FondueVoodoo from Canada (BC)

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 11, 2015
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GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 11, 2015
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chippo33 from Vermont

3.03/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not the best berliner five

Dec 30, 2014
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kevindp9 from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 09, 2015
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SocalKicks from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 28, 2015
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kbhess from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 19, 2014
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MaseFace from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2015
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Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 06, 2015
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Jvrdz24 from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 09, 2015
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 14, 2015
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vonnegut21 from New York

3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 05, 2015
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CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very nice lemon flavor and crisp acidity, very easy drinking and light on the palate. 1st de Garde beer and would def look for again.

Feb 20, 2015
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beernads from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

Dec 16, 2014
Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 371 ratings