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De Garde Imperial Boysenberry (Boysen) Bu

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From kcherney, thanks!

>>> Decent Berliner Weisse with a very nice berry fruitiness but subpar on every other aspects.

+ Nice burst of berries at first
+ The red wine barrel-aging add a bit of complexity and cohesion, but it’s still far from perfect
Like most De Garde beers, the appearance isn’t a selling point. Deep red with a frothy pink head, but no retention
The acidity level is better than most other De Garde, but it’s still borderline too much and the drinkability is subpar for the style
There’s the usual De Garde rotten-something vegetal presence
A bit thin, even for a Berliner Weisse and the fizzy carbonation doesn’t help

Flavors: Berries, yogurt, vegetal notes, lemon

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2603) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy pink with low pink head. Aroma is of fruits, jam, flowers. Taste is of fruits, jam, acid. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Too acid. NIce fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2190) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy red with no head and no lacing. Nose is of fruits, berries of course. Taste is sharply lactic and fruity. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Overall an OK berliner that could benefit from more fruits I believe.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy dark red, nice looking pour. This smells awesome. just total boysenberry explosion. taste, not so much. Thin, very sour / acidic. The berry is a redeeming factor but this is just too sour for me. Still, nice to try and decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4243) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared. Gusher. Murky purple red pour with thick foamy pink foam that recedes quickly to nothing. Aroma is fruity nice blackberry aroma, light vegetal notes. Taste is sweet, acidic, fruity, with a lingering vegetal finish. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation, mineral. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours cloudy pale burgundy without a head - pretty dull. perfumey flowers, citric red fruits, candies, pomegranate, peppery wheat, bitter herbs. light carbonation, light body - watery; dry, sharply tart and spicy finish. o-k.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours an opaque ruby with a thin to medium sized pink head. Smells of berries, musk. Medium bodied, acid, tangy berries, tart fruit and acid. Long lingering acid, tangy and pretty. Gorgeous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5526) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
Many thanks to Don! Fresh sourish beginning. Smooth with a nice round aftertaste. Fresh. fruity. Berry hints of a nice sourish body. Very smooth, nice fresh-sourish and fruity finish. Great!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
Deutlich saurer Antrunk mit runden aromatischen Fruchtnoten. Spritzig, rund, steigende Säure, aromatisch, gut! 11/12/10/11/9/11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10501) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
Trübes rötlich goldenes Bier mit einer geringen pinken schaumkrone. Geruch trocken fruchtig, säuerlich, rote Beeren. Geschmack sehr säuerlich, rote Beeren, trocken, pelzig.


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