Imperial Paradise Now
Trimtab Brewing Company

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #166
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #14,371
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 4.98%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
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Trimtab Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rusty red with a bit of reddish head.
Lots of berry on the nose.
Taste doesn't do it for me, the usual tartness that I associate with a Berliner is missing. Lots of jammy berry though.
Medium bodied with ample carb.
Overall the least favorite Trimtab that I've had. The best feature is the 8%ABV.

Nov 22, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

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

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours very hazy deep ruby red, light orange/pink/purple color with a small dense light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with light toast, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with light toast, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light herbal/grassy bitterness, and spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit, dough, light pepper/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial fruited Berlier weisse! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink for the ABV; with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Amazingly jammy raspberries; with balanced Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example for an imperial version.

Oct 20, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date on the can, but just got these in and I’m intrigued.

Pours a deep hazy crimson with a slight rusty hue to it. Light head of frothy foam that fizzles out quickly.

The nose is all tart raspberries and grain. Very fruity, very pleasant.

Bursting with fresh raspberries. Sweet that transforms into subtle tartness. Light wheat in the finish and a nice low acidity level.

As mentioned, slightly acidic, balanced by a seltzery carb level. A little residual stickiness and very light warmth. Stupid ABV for a Berliner, though. Lol.

Aug 28, 2018
Imperial Paradise Now from Trimtab Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings