Cran Bu | de Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
94.5%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 128 ratings
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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 Spontaneously fermented interpretation of a Berliner Weisse aged in second use gin barrels with Oregon Coast cranberries.

Added by wethorseblanket on 07-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,419
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
128
Liked:
121
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Prince_Casual
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 poured into LCCB teku. Huge fuffy white head that expands to the top of the glass. Liquid is somewhere between copper and salmon, with tiny tiny bubbles of carbonation.

Smells of cranberries, a little botanicals, slightly metallic.

Really great to sip on after a hot day at the pool. Extremely refreshing, prickly carbonation and a proper amount of tartness and acidity. Pretty big mouthfeel considering the lack of abv.

Really really nice Berliner. My first BU, will be on the lookout for them via trade in the future.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorLCA
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BA_Berto
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reddish orange colour, with a beautiful pink head. Fizzy, however, so it quickly dissipates. No lacing at all. Nice fruity, tart, lightly dusty nose. Taste is tart fruit with a dry linger. Body is moderate and way fuller than expected.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mythaeus
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tedgelee
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.31/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma was a little plasticy

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Photo of Rhettroactive
1.62/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Smells like paint thinner laced with rotten fruit. Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malefactor
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, poured into a de Garde Brewing stemmed flute glass. Enjoyed on 3.17.2015, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a lovely garnet color, hues of ruby and blood red, hazy and opaque with a think pink head that rises about 2 fingers high but has minimal retention and yields no lace. The aroma is great, loads of cranberry, tart, fresh and juicy, light lemon citrus that adds some really nice tanginess and just a touch of pale wheat at the finish. The flavors are delicious, tons and tons of cranberry, juicy and snappy with nice tartness, pale wheat is stronger on the palate, lemon citrus is there, just a touch of chewy oak as well, simple but expressive. The mouthfeel is nice, zippy and zesty, coating, crisp but gentle with a dry puckery finish.


Verdict: A delicious cranberry Berliner Weissbier from de Garde, light and delicate but fantastic display of cranberry, very refreshing. Definitely one of the better fruit variants I've sampled from de Garde, hard to beat their line of Berliners.

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Photo of grover37
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristougher
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cran Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 94.5% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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