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De Garde Imperial Blackberry Bu
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A larger version of our Berliner Weisse inspired sour wheat beer, ‘Bu Weisse.’ This version is aged on over 2lbs per gallon of Oregon Blackberries in first use Red Wine barrels. Rich fruit character with a balancing acidity and lingering fruit and earth notes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a deep berry red color with lots of floaties and a finger of foam. The nose is a bit strange with some lacto funk, musty berry and a hint of seltzer water. Palate is juicy and delicious with great balance between juicy berry fruit and musty wet barrel funk. Layered of sweetness mingle with funky wet earth and a long tart finish. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (911) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2014
750ml bottle share thanks to Lukaduke! Opens with a small gush. Pours hazy red with floaties and 2 finger head. Nose is fruity berry, horse, funk, musty wood, oak. Taste has delicious jammy blackberry and mixed berry with nicely balanced acidity level that cuts through the sweetness, the fruit is held up by lighy soggy cracker and funky barn hay. Finish is tart semi sweet berries and funky oak, some dusty barn. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (983) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Red hue with fizzy pink head. Aroma is lactic, berries, acetic, oak, straw. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry with a sour tartness throughout. Overall this is a really nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11037) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Rund säuerlicher Antrunk, deutlich fruchtig. Trocken, die Säuerlichkeit nimmt ab, adstringent, rund. Gut nur sehr trocken. 8/12/10/11//11

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours blueberry pink head. Nose/taste of blackberry, sour fruit, oak, red wine. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with cloudy head. Cherry, light tart fruit aromas. Tart berry tones, blackberry tartness other funk tones

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (3543) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Many thanks to Don for sharing this beer! Smooth, fruity, sour, but nice freshly. Nice fruity profile with fresh sourness and fresh blackberries. Great. In the aftertaste it is fresh-sour, smooth, easy drinkable but still very deep in aroma. 13/12/14/13

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1695) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Thanks Don! Pours an orange/red with a small pinkish head. The smell is sour BlackBerry, drippy berries, seeds. The taste is BlackBerry, seeds, nicely sour ending fruity and dry. Light in body and effervescent. Typically great stuff from de garde.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Trübes rötliches Bier mit schöner pinker Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, Waldbeeren. Geschmack sehr säuerlich, fruchtig, Waldbeeren.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle @ His Great Return Tasting. Cheers to Bruce! Deep reddish pour with a tight off-white head. Loads of particles kicked up in the pour. Pretty tart, sharp nose. Plenty of blackberry, raspberry. A bit of wild yeasty funk, animal fur. The taste begins with vibrant tart dark fruits and is cut with clean acetic finish. Light body, soft carbonation. A bit more rough and ready than the cran bu weiss, but still very tasty.


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