Imperial Vin Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing
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4.44/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is an imperial berliner weiss aged in red wine barrels with merlot. I'm told the abv is actually 8.3%.
This growler was courtesy of TallPaul07 after his Portland trip. Thanks Paul! This beer pours a light bodied and well carbonated bright ruby red with a one finger, frothy white head. It has great color. The nose is light and tart featuring wild strawberry, roses, must, lactobacillus, hay, boysenberry. It smells great. It is light and tart with a good amount of fruit character. The flavors too offer wild strawberry, lacto, wild flower, and tart raspberry. It's pretty damn good. You get more raspberry and strawberry presence as you proceed through your glass. Of course it drinks pretty light in body, making this 8%+ beer deceptive. It leaves a musty fruit presence on your palate going into the aftertaste and lingers for about a minute. It is incredibly drinkable. I hadn't heard of this beer before but it is pretty fantastic. There is a lot going on for a berliner. De Garde certainly has found their niche in this style. I'd love to try more of them.
Serving type: growler
03-01-2014 04:57:44 | More by aasher
Imperial Vin Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.