Imperial Cranberry Bu Weisse - De Garde Brewing
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.61/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter. I don't see a bottling date.
Appearance: Pours a guava-esque pink with an orange hue, and leaves a small off-white head that slowly fades to a little layer atop the beer. The bottle gushed upon opening.
Smell: Big delicious floral juniper notes, cranberries, white wine, ginger, oak, strawberry, slight funk. Big influence from the gin barrels - wonderful floral gin notes take center stage in the aroma.
Taste: Big drinkable sour cranberry, floral juniper, ginger, other spices, oak, dry wine-like finish. A nice amount of sour, actually a bit more than I thought from the smell, but still quite mild and drinkable.
Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with a light, dry body. Slightly sour finish,
Overall: Lovely gin-barrel influence and sour cranberry notes take the lead in this one, and make it a tasty, drinkable, gin-like, slightly watered down cranberry juice. This shows off what interesting things gin barrels can do.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:14:22 | More by Resuin
3.69/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at the Revenge Of Instant Replay bottleshare held at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.
Pours a murky whitish-red with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, cranberry, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, cranberry, and slight herb 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 herb quality I getting in the aroma and flavor is a bit odd.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 03:11:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
Imperial Cranberry Bu Weisse from De Garde Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.