Imperial Raz Bu | de Garde Brewing

BA SCORE
97.8%
Liked This Beer
4.54 w/ 138 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Berliner inspired ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries.

Added by scotv on 12-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#339
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
138
Liked:
135
Avg:
4.54/5
pDev:
6.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
17
Trade:
2
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4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.83/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have mixed feelings about this beer. Its a good beer. But a berliner weisse? Eh, that is kinda tricky. Pours light red and purple, cool looking. No skimp on fruit here. What is head is kinda pinkish and super thin and vanishing. Aroma was fruit berries and sourness. Some dry kind of oak I guess possible.

Taste, very sour. Too sour for a berliner. I mean, I like it, but this is a wild ale. I miss the soft tones and light tartness. This is acidic AF, and tastes like burning. But it is still a good tasting burn, the berries are nice and legit Oregon in a bottle. Wheat gets dominated here. If you like 'em fruity, sour and acidic this is your jam. I liked it, but I wouldn't reach for it in berliner type situations. This one is better a little later in the day and when it is less hot.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
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4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
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4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
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4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
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4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
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4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
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Imperial Raz Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 97.8% out of 100 with 138 ratings
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