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De Garde Imperial Blackberry Bu

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Hazy dark pink with a medium sized pink head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet berries. Taste is tart, acidic and berries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque pinkish orange amber with a small pink head. Aroma brings out loads of pithy blackberries, with medium tartness and light funk. Flavour is along the same lines, with super fruity, pithy blackberries, medium tartness and light oak. Not the most complex of the Bus, but very well-incorporated. Solid simple Berliner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle - Deep flavoured sweet blackberry and jammy. Dirty purple with a small beige head. Blackberry tart and true to the fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle pours out a pinkish maroon topped with a pink head. Nose is raspberries strawberries oak sweetness. Taste is more of the raspberry jam sweetness some tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7181) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pink purple color with a large white head. A big sweet berry nose. The flavor is big rich berry, smooth, light oak. Very light. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
750. Glowing dark red. Amazing color. Sour bitter fruit. Has a lot of fruit skin, as opposed to the juicy fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a murky ruby amber with a thin white head. Musky with berries. Medium bodied, spicy berries, soft musk. Funky with tart citrus. Tangy, acid on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2015
750mL bottle pours with a sludgy looking opaque cherry juice throw-up sort of thing (but in the best possible way) and topped with a dark pink head of foam. The aroma offers up spikes of tartness, berry must tartness, some sweet berry odors and then faint funkiness. The taste delivers plenty of punchy sensations with a nice thick berry juice sweetness undercut by berry and other various tart notes. These flavors tug the experience in opposite directions but somehow maintain a tasty harmony that beckons further sips. Solid Berliner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Aroma: Blackberry Jam, Mild Plum Appearance: Hazy Purple Hue, Passes Mild Light, Purple Head, Minimal Lacing Taste: Red Plum, Mild Blackberry Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
Purple pour, pink head. Perfectly sour, juicy, berries, blackberry yogurt, cherry, carbonation is perfect. Love it. Simply delicious.

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