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Imperial Cranberry Bu Weisse | de Garde Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak gin barrels with cranberries added.

Added by kscaldef on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
82
pDev:
8.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pink hue in color. Cloudy in appearance. Deliciously tart, refreshing but restrained. Nice cranberry flavor. Short finish really wants you to take another sip. Impressed.

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Photo of mothman
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pink lemonade color. Cranberry deliciousness. Lemon acidity. Light funk, but mainly tart and sour. Very easy drinking. Even better than the imperial blu bu.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.7/5  rDev +7.8%

A: pours a very slightly hazy golden color with reddish hues; small loose head fades quickly to leave a thin ring of small bubbles around the glass; no lacing

S: green grape skin, lemon juice, lactic acid, very faint red berry; exhibits a light to medium salty character throughout; more cranberry is apparent as it warms

T: faint sweetness on entry which is quickly washed over by a wave of acidity; lemon juice, lactic acid, slight cranberry which blends well with the tartness from the lactic acid; light saltiness on the finish with lightly prickly acidity; tartness is on the high side of moderate, but not enough for a full pucker

M: good mouthfeel, on the full side for a Berliner; the carbonation is on the low side but it's helped by the prickliness of the acidity

O: this is a very good beer, but not as good as I was expecting; so much of what we know about the flavor of fresh cranberry comes from it's tartness, and that flavor is mostly lost in the tartness of the Berliner; still one of the best Berliners I've had, but I set the bar on another level when I'm drinking de Garde

4.7/5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Imperial Cranberry Bu Weisse from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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