Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -16.4%
Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.
Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is slightly sour with malt, strawberry, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, strawberry, and adhesive bandage flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the adhesive bandage quality I am getting in the taste is odd.
07-04-2014 20:09:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.88/5 rDev +15.6%
Beautiful pink color with a really nice fluffy head and cloudy appearance. The smell is all fresh strawberry. The taste is almost like a slightly bitter strawberry. A super fresh strawberry along with the leaves and the seeds. The big surprise is the fresh oak woodiness on the finish. The mouthfeel was just fantastic. I'd never had an imperial berliner, but this absolutely adds a lot to the style. Absolutely delicious with a fresh tartness that reminds me of the fresh fruit and not artificial acidity.
06-30-2014 19:54:07 | More by PHBoiler
3.55/5 rDev -15.9%
Many thanks to Bobby for sharing this.
Pours a vibrant pink with a nice white head. Looks great.
Smell is interesting. Almost fake strawberry aromas with some funk and a bit of plastic.
Taste is a touch better than the nose. Real strawberry flavors are present, there's a touch of tartness, but then weird plastic flavors come in ruin the finish.
Mouthfeel is decent.
Overall, I was psyched to finally try something from De Garde, and this was a big let down.
06-29-2014 15:23:29 | More by thebigredone
4.8/5 rDev +13.7%
750 ml bottle into a tulip. thanks tommy
dark golden reddish color with a slight head. smell of apple pie spices...cinnamon, barnyard. taste is just like barnyard cow . wow. damn perfectly reminiscent of a barn. slight strawberry flavor. apple pie spice. wow. taste might be a 5 honestly its insane. body is light and the carbonation is mild.
overall possibly the best de garde I've had. just awesome.
06-11-2014 00:30:46 | More by Axnjxn
3.14/5 rDev -25.6%
Bottle decanted into a De Garde hourglass tumbler. Cloudy papaya color, with a small white head that dissipated to a tiny ringlet. In the aroma, green strawberries with a hint of lacto, toasted wheat, plastic-like phenols. Hmm. The taste was similar, green/unripe strawberries, with a light lemony lacto tartness, giving way to some major plastic phenols, Band-Aids, crackery malts, toasted wheat, and some dry grassy funk. Burp was pure Band-Aids. I'm not sure if this is infected or not, but there's definitely something off here, which is kind of a disappointment after the Apricot Bu, which was incredible. Despite the phenols, the mouthfeel was nice, crisp and dry, body was medium, carbonation lower than average. This was okay, drinkable, but overall, there was just something off here, and it was not very enjoyable.
In my opinion, if you have this beer, drink it now, because it could potentially go downhill fast.
06-02-2014 22:27:56 | More by Rifugium
Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.