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Imperial Vin Bu: Merlot - De Garde Brewing

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Imperial Vin Bu: Merlot
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.80% 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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WTKeene

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Appearance: A hazy red with hints of orange. A pale pink head fizzes away into a think crown, little to no lacing.

Smell: Hints of mint, lots of sour fruits, not sure I get merlot grapes specifically but still very nice.

Taste: Very, very tasty. Lots of citrus, really blood orange more than anything else. Tart in a very pleasant, refreshing kind of way. Perhaps hints of grape toward the finish, but nothing like say, Jester King’s Biere de Merlot. A little bit of that mint flavor I sometimes find in berliners is present here too. A crackery type malt is barely there, overtaken by the blood orange and grapes. A little bit of bretty funk comes through as it warms up as well.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carb but not excessive, and actually a bit low for the style. Dry, of course, and not a very long linger.

Overall: Another winner from De Garde. Not my favorite of their grape sours (I have eyes only for The Lily) but still an excellent beer by any stretch of the imagination. Delicious.

08-20-2014 03:27:26 | More by WTKeene
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

08-14-2014 12:33:14 | More by ShanePB
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-02-2014 23:34:46 | More by SadMachine
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-02-2014 23:23:54 | More by cp45
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Moc513

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-24-2014 01:56:33 | More by Moc513
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-21-2014 22:49:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2014 20:56:21 | More by LoveStout
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Florida9

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -12.6%

A: not sure how how I feel about this one. On the one hand it is a lovely shade of mauve. Sort of like pink lemonade. On the other it is cloudy grayish oxidized pink. Oddly, my drinking partner had a stable fluffy white head while my glass had absolutely nothing.

S: aroma can summed up in one word: fart. Seriously, I have nothing else to say about it. It smells like a fart.

T: taste is far more impressive. It is very vinous. But in a good, quite unique way. Slightly tart. Slightly tannic. Then there is the Berliner aspect. Lightly lemony with a wheat undertone. Quite interesting.

M: light side of medium in body. Tart and tannic.

O: a very curious beer. Aside from the aroma, it's one that works.

07-12-2014 03:30:41 | More by Florida9
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-11-2014 02:37:02 | More by acurtis
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-09-2014 01:50:51 | More by Resuin
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-09-2014 00:56:44 | More by my_knew_craft
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LopeJuice

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 20:23:20 | More by LopeJuice
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-04-2014 18:41:08 | More by CEDAMA
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-16-2014 14:45:19 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2014 02:08:34 | More by BARFLYB
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -12.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Ruby body. Slight haze. Medium white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Fruity. Grainy. Berry aroma. Light on that standard De Garde aroma.

Taste - Nice berry fruit flavor. Grainy. Light grape, almost a wine flavor. Mild sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Pleasant tartness.

Overall - Doesn't have the intense De Garde sourness I'm used to, which is nice. Very nice and pleasant sourness.

06-11-2014 02:19:12 | More by Alieniloquium
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2014 22:45:09 | More by DaveHack
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-05-2014 22:31:23 | More by Knapp85
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2014 05:28:42 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-08-2014 17:13:11 | More by Shmeal
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-08-2014 14:25:45 | More by teddyarrowhead
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nkeckhar

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-07-2014 19:50:06 | More by nkeckhar
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Abbbp

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-07-2014 05:32:24 | More by Abbbp
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-06-2014 19:29:23 | More by PZBREW
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-06-2014 18:55:15 | More by kamikazeokami
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Imperial Vin Bu: Merlot from De Garde Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.