Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse | de Garde Brewing

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Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kscaldef on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of mps
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrodriguez
2.41/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Both smells and tastes like strawberries aged on band-aids, rubber gloves, and plastic. Impressively bad.

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Photo of Fogindex
2.16/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another bandaid bomb from de Garde, this one at least had a little fruit coming through. Let it sit for a bit but it was still sulfur and phenolics.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Strawberries and bandaids. Not a good combo. Worst De Garde I have had. It is a shame because the strawberry flavor and aroma is pretty good. Just bandaids and smoke on top which is off putting to say the least.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of _morandi_
4/5  rDev +5%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

Beer No.450. And to think I almost traded this away...

A - A captivating pinky-orange hue. Another reviewer mentioned papaya and I'd second that. I'm a huge fan of unfiltered beer, and this beer is swimming with sediment.

S - Interestingly I'm getting peaches rather than strawberry, with a little blue cheese funk and lactic acidity. Smells like stewed peaches slathered in pungent crème fraîche, dowsed in lemon juice and topped with crumbled blue cheese. In a good way.

T - Pretty much following the nose with a little must from the oak barrels. The more I drink this, the more I want to keep drinking; just to get to the bottom of what it has to offer.

M - Fairly low carbonation which I like as it makes for a very smooth experience.

O - Several other reviewers have noted some fairly awful plastic, band-aid or other generally unpleasant flavours. Part of me wonders if there was significant bottle variation or perhaps it just needed a few months for the flavours to come together. Either way the bottle that I poured was next-level stuff. I'm not normally a fan of strawberry either, so that's saying something. Every now and again you have a beer which makes you feel a little sad you'll never get to drink it again. This was one such beer. Everyone knows De Garde is brewing great beer, but having had Brun Marron yesterday, and this today, it's clear that even De Garde's least highly rated beers are still on another level from most breweries. A 4 from De Garde is not the same as a 4 from most breweries, and based on the contents of the bottle I just poured, neither is a 4.2.

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Photo of cpetrone84
1.9/5  rDev -50.1%

Pour is dark hazed deep amber with a tight white head. Nose has a strong burnt plastic phenol, strawberry cream underneath that off aroma. Taste has the same off flavor, manure, burnt hair, strawberry cream, dusty hay. Body is lighter, soft feel, nice carb.

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4.92/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.48/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BrutalSusan
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Imperial Strawberry Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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