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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing

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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kscaldef on 05-04-2014)
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-04-2014 23:05:10 | More by kscaldef
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thatoneguyfrompdx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2014 23:15:24 | More by thatoneguyfrompdx
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:09:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:54:07 | More by PHBoiler
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-29-2014 21:25:52 | More by schmidtmattsays
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 15:23:29 | More by thebigredone
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-29-2014 00:57:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-29-2014 00:01:28 | More by Texasfan549
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vissai

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-22-2014 21:06:15 | More by vissai
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jackmax

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-20-2014 03:51:05 | More by jackmax
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BillHilly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-19-2014 02:24:51 | More by BillHilly
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-16-2014 15:46:55 | More by TheSamKuehn
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-16-2014 14:44:42 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-14-2014 00:33:10 | More by LoveStout
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-12-2014 19:38:56 | More by gr8zehaman
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-11-2014 14:43:12 | More by KevinGordon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 00:30:46 | More by Axnjxn
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-10-2014 23:17:27 | More by acurtis
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 22:27:56 | More by Rifugium
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-29-2014 20:06:31 | More by anteater
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2014 05:15:17 | More by chippo33
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2014 03:55:32 | More by Gobzilla
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-21-2014 01:55:26 | More by facesnorth
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2014 17:16:08 | More by Quackus
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-18-2014 00:01:43 | More by scotv
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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.