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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse - de Garde Brewing

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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 23
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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de Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: kscaldef on 05-04-2014

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 10
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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.

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Overall, I was psyched to finally try something from De Garde, and this was a big let down.

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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
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