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Imperial Hop Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our double version of Bu Weisse, a spontaneously fermented interpretation of a Berliner Weisse. Fermented and aged in oak barrels, this batch was dry hopped to accentuate the lemon and citrus character in the base beer. Dry, crisp, sour and citrusy.

(Beer added by: anteater on 04-10-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Brian.

A clear orange with a dense, choppy, off white head that falls off to a disk, this looks nice. On the nose, the hops are most noticeable and dominant, with a lemony, earthy, mildly fruity note. This complements the lemony and mildly lactic sourness that are present. A mildly minty note is present as well. Highly unorthodox, but it works. The funk here is cleaner than other de Garde beers I've had, lacking in the Tillamook terroir. A touch of gin is present as well.

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Imperial Hop Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.