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Nickel Brook Über Berliner Style Weiss - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook Ãœber Berliner Style WeissNickel Brook Ãœber Berliner Style Weiss

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BA SCORE
81
good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 20.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 07-09-2014)
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Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

750ml from the Ottawa LCBO for $8 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Breads/grains, lemons, hay/straw

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, a dry yeasty flavour, tart lemons, some grass/stray/hay.

Overall - A fair amount of a sour/salty/lactic flavour going on. Also some light funky/barnyard flavour. Worth it to try once, but the large format and highish price make this a one time buy for me.

spinrsx, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

TerryW, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

tbeckett, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

KrisDLSmith, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

fostachild, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

yancot, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Cycle69, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
3.99/5  rDev +15%

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thumb of big bubbled head, some tretention and no real lacing.

S - Hints of fruity yeast esthers and cloves, toasted wheat, sour citrus rind.

T - Tart sour notes dominate alongside fruity notes, green apple, sour apple cider, hints of pear, biscuit flavours and candied lemon peel.

M - Heavy body carbonation gives it a light mouthfeel, smooth going down and dry on the finish.

O - I've only had a handful of the style, but this one is up there in my books. Lots of flavour, but insanely drinkable. Sour notes are present but not overwhelming, and the fruity backbone gives it a uniqueness amongst its peers. Highly recommended and glad I had the opportunity to take it for a spin.

andrenaline, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of BeerWatcher
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a semi-opaque straw colour. Very lively carbonation. Small head rapidly dissipating. Nose is of light lemon, white wine, and sour apples. Palate is super crisp and clean. Tastes are slightly sour apples and light wheat. Overall, it’s crisp, clean flavourful and due to the light abv, an extremely quaffable. Pretty decent summer beer.

BeerWatcher, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Cramshawbar
1/5  rDev -71.2%

Cramshawbar, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jotora, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

RedAleMan, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.33/5  rDev -4%

750 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled on May 29 2014. This is a new style for me.

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow colour, highly effervescent and topped at first with nearly two fingers of bubbly bone white head. It also manages to pull off a pretty good SFX impression of a bowl of Rice Krispies as it quickly vanishes over the next minute or so. No lace, no cap. The aroma is tart and not all that interesting, with some lemon, wheaty sweetness, and not much else, really. Kind of funky-smelling, in a stinky feet sort of way.

Light, tart flavour; nothing particularly offensive, although the acidity will probably be a turn-off to people unfamiliar with the style. Hard lemon candy and green apple are the most prominent notes, with a mild wheat malt sweetness underlying this. Quite tart toward the finish; slightly puckering. Pretty clean, with no real aftertaste. Light-bodied, with fizzy carbonation reminiscent of a soda pop. Easy to drink quickly, and this is definitely the time of year I'd prefer to try it.

Final Grade: 3.33, a B-. Nickel Brook's Über Berliner Style Weiss is an acquired taste, and since I've had no other Berliner weissbiers at any point in my life, I can't really say how it might compare to them. With nothing but a subjective opinion to add here, I'll just say that I don't really mind this beer, but it's not something I'm going to hurry out to buy again with so many solid saisons, radlers, etc. available right now.

thehyperduck, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

"Das People's Beer" the corked and caged bottle's label boasts.

Pours a super pale straw color with a crackly, almost non-existent head that leaves a lace trail here and there on the way down. Lemon, quickly followed by wet hair, rotten eggs and burning tires in the aroma. Its shockingly not as offputting as it sounds, and those are the most accurate descriptors I can use. The taste quite tart and much cleaner than the nose. Lemon rind mixes with raw cereals and light vegetal/corn notes. The finish just shy of puckering tart and very dry. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high carbonation level.

A nice Berliner Weiss. The nose is a bit interesting and the flavor could be more complex, but its still a good beer. Worth a try to experience this quirky style.

CAMRAhardliner, Jul 09, 2014
Nickel Brook Über Berliner Style Weiss from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.