poisoneddwarf (2243) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours ruby red with some purple-white foam. Aroma is berries, light wood. Taste is sour (7/10) and acidic with lots of berry flavor; some wood and vanilla; has a nice tannic dryness. Fine soft cacarbonation. Great stuff.
hackobock (3283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 18, 2015. Bottle at Quebec tasting, thanks for sharing!
Cloudy red with a small frothy off-white/pinkish head. Aroma is tart juicy blackberries, some lemon, yoghurt, hints of grape skins, slight vegetal. Taste is quite acidic, with a very light berry sweetness leading to a very dry acidic finish with blackberry notes,berry skin, lemon juice, yoghurt and some vegetal notes. Light to medium bodied, quite fizzy carbonation.
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky, turbid, purple drank - spirtzy carbonation that fades fast here. The nose is lemon zest, bready malt notes - with dark fruit character presenting itself nicely. Not quite blackberry - but im not complaining. The flavor profile takes it to a much better place - its sweet tart, vinous - moving to more lemon - berry skin and juice - theres a lingering bitter here - its yet another terrific ride from de garde.
onceblind (6909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky pinkish purple like blackberry juice. Amazing blackberry aroma with sticky fruit tones and a little sour twang. Sweet blueberry and very light sour twanginess, a little lemony acidity, and a tart finish.
tom10101 (5041) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From kcherney, thanks!
>>> An average Berliner Weisse with a very nice blackberry fruitiness but subpar on every other aspects.
+ Burst of blackberries / blackberry jam at first, which was very nice
− Like most De Garde beers, the appearance isn’t a selling point. Hazy purple-ish red with a bubbly pinkish head.
− The acidity is borderline over the top and there’s nothing to balance it
− There’s the usual De Garde rotten-something presence
− A bit thin, even for a Berliner Weisse and the barrel-aged treatment isn’t adding much complexity
Flavors: Blackberry jam, yogurt, sangria, vegetal notes, lemon
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy/muddy pinky with low to no head. Aroma is of fruits, yogurt, strawberries, blackberries. Taste is of jam, acid, not much else. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Way too acid. Not drinkable.
mathieuc (3162) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky pink with a small rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of blackberries and acid. Taste is moderately acid, fruity and juicy. Acidity level is a lot more reasonable than your usual De Garde, really. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and I found it to be really refreshing. Overall a pretty good fruited berliner, I wouldn’t let it age much longer though.
AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Pink. 3 finger head appears and fades slowly to 1 finger.hazy due to many pours but was probably beautiful before. …it smells like blackberries with tart. like a cobbler. That’s very sour! Like a blackberry juice with a sour juice of some wort. more mouthfeel than the base BUs but unique. probably wouldn’t seek out
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy/cloudy bright red with a small bubbly white cap, minimal retention and lacing. very cheesy, cheap merlot, citric red fruits, liberté *TM raspberry yogurt, sharp acidity - lactic but also acetic; woodsy and spicy notes, stone fruit. light carbonation, light body - watery; dry and almost sour spicy finish. lots of raspberry yogurt. interesting.
JulienHuxley (5522) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Hazy purple pink pour with foamy white head. Aroma is a bit rotten, rotten fruit, ketchup, jammy, sangria aromas, light citrus, booze. Taste is tart, fruity, rotten fruit, very acidic, vegetal bean notes, like every de garde . Palate is med bodied with strong carbonation. Meh.