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De Garde Imperial Boysenberry Bu

De Garde Imperial Boysenberry Bu
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 Boysenberries in first use Red Wine barrels. Rounded fruit in the front, with with crisp acid character followed by richer barrel notes and a balanced structure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. 20th De Garde rating. Pours purplish pink head. Nose/taste of tart boysenberry, oak, red wine, funky acid. Touch of fruit loops in the nose. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Raspberry, cherry funk, other oak aromas. Dark berry funk, other tart tones.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 A - pours hazy pink with high pink head. S - damn! The nose is strong amazing boysenberries, so jammy. Fresh tart berries and a sweet rich jam. Then you get that fantastic de garde funk(yogurt, cheese funk, their yeast profile and wet grass) also notes of bell pepper, grape skins, acetic acid, lemon juice. M light tart dry. Sticky end. T the taste is amazing and so balanced. Great combo of sweet jammy Boysenberries along with tart fresh berries (skin and seeds and all). Some hay, wet wood, yogurt and cheese funk. Some tart apple juice and wet forest. O - a stand out from de garde. Complex and such a statement from the berries as de garde house cultures. so damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3992) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at the 1st anniversary - Pours purple with a white head. The aroma has lots of boysenberry and is very lush and even pithy. There seems to be an added tarness - probably from wine barrels. It has a medium / light body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of berries, tartness, wine notes, citrus and deep dark berries. The finish is a bit maltier and has some oak notes. Very lush and delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at the Anniversary Event. Pours a deep purple...color with a medium white head. A wonderful nose of fresh berries, oak, a bit of funk. The flavor is great: it just works with a fairly soft Berliner base and fresh huge fruit addition. Funky, some sawdust, more berries. Could drink tons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (769) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft at de Garde, Tillamook. Pours a brilliant purple-red, decent amount of light purple head. Aroma positively sparkles, lively and at the ready, but very clean. Body is lively and quite tart, but both the quality of the fruit and the berries are there, not over the top, but refined. One of de Garde’s better beers and that’s really saying something.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Red purple hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is huge boysenberry, lactic acid, acetic, sugar. Taste is dry throughout with sour following and ethanol finish. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and fantastic carbonation. Overall this is a great representation of a fruit sour brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bomber. Pik hue, imperial "berliner weisse"? Very sweet and yogurty, sweet wine barrel, still some tartness. Easy drinker. I woudl take non barrel aged and non imperial.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9105) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Nice reddish/purple pour. Pinkish head. Boysenberry yogurt, dannon to be exact. Ive been eating that flavor since I was a kid and this beer reminded me so much of it. Sour, fruity, juicy, concentrated fruit. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Daniel. Have I mentioned the color on these are amazing? Aroma and flavor are straight-up Boysenberry; this is akin to VSB, except for the difference in fruit, lighter carbonation, and some slight yogurt. Exceptional beer.

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