Imperial Cherry Raz Bu
de Garde Brewing

Imperial Cherry Raz BuImperial Cherry Raz Bu
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.18%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
129
From:
de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  43
Gots
  10
SCORE
97
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Imperial Cherry Raz BuImperial Cherry Raz Bu
Notes: A Berliner inspired ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries and montmorency cherries.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 129 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jzeilinger:
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4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaymo18
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DefenCorps
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the release from a couple of weeks back.

A nice reddish pink with a pink off-white head that falls off slowly lacing no lacing, this looks quite nice in my deGarde glass. The nose is dominated by bright and jammy raspberries, deep, fruity, fleshy and with a little bit of seed character. Cherries play a secondary role here, lending top notes of cherry and a little vanilla and a little spice. Quite excellent.

The palate opens with a blast of fruit with the cherries and raspberries getting equal billing. Sweet, almost syrupy cherries brightened quite incredibly by jammy and tart raspberries, this is wonderful. Raspberry liqueur on the mid palate before a long fruity and sour finish, lemony and lactic with a little bit of oak. Not particularly funky but what it lacks in that front, it more than makes up for in terms of pure fruit expression. Even more enjoyable now that I have a whole bottle to myself.

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Photo of KAF
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigJim5021
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pisano
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fehrminator
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bakeryboy1
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolberjs
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was over carbonated. Open it. Let it sit awhile and the taste and mouthfeel really improves.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.57/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is faintly hazed, peach hue to the a pale red, lots of bubbly white head. Nose is a bit less fruity and less sweet than the regular. More oak, some nice dusty brett, a hint of eggy brett. Flavor is cherry pie filling, fairly acidic, light brett, a touch simple. High carb, light body.

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Photo of djrn2
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

enjoyed side by side w cherry raz bu bith in degarde glasses from various releases. regular cherry raz has way more floaties, but both are deep pink with big frothy head. cherry raz bu is cherry raspberry juice the imperial has more of a bite but they are both excellent. super refreshing and easy drinking. regular is a bit more juicy but it is close. they are both amazing!

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Photo of AlexFields
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJC1018
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IpeeA
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rlee1390
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-A cloudy pinkish red in the glass.

S-Funky, oak, lots of raspberries some cherries very sweet.

T-Starts with a rather sweet raspberry and cherry flavor. Followed with a huge tartness. Mild oak as well.

M-Lighter, crisp semi dry finish.

O-Another stellar beer from de Garde.

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Imperial Cherry Raz Bu from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 129 ratings