Sauerstrom Ale - Lightning Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice Berliner. It pours a very yellow color with a lot of haze and not a lot of head, but good lacing. The nose is slightly sour with a distinct and noticeable German wheat beer yeast background. The flavor is nice. Tart an sour, not funky. The same German wheat beer yeast makes a statement too. There is some residual sweetness that helps prop-up the body on the lower- ABV beer. Ringing in at just over 4% this Berliner is delicious and very drinkable. Great work Lightning...please keep brewing this!
Serving type: on-tap
10-17-2011 20:16:24 | More by Douglas14
2.33/5 rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Bottle shared by Evan at Woodshop Classix, thanks. Hazy yellow with no head. Wheat and horsey notes with pronounced sulfur and burnt rubber in the aroma. The flavor is less offensive, with notes of wheat and salt and a light watery grainy sweetness. Lactic notes are evident and I get a little leather with a mild tartness. Not recommended.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2011 05:48:55 | More by HopHead84
1.93/5 rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5
Thanks for sharing this, Evan.
A: The beer pours a cloudy yellow/straw color with a finger of white foam.
S: Smells just awful. Full of sulfur and cheesy funk with a bit of...barnyard (not the good kind). Slightly salty with some banana and lemon zest. In true Lightning fashion, unlike any Berliner Weiss I've smelled.
T: Banana flavor dominates, but overall, it's pretty light. A bit watery with a mild tartness and a hint of salt. The funk that was so prevalent on the nose has died down. Mild bread sweetness, too.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Smelled like a sour mash gone wrong. Didn't taste much better.
Serving type: growler
08-29-2011 01:22:00 | More by womencantsail
Sauerstrom Ale from Lightning Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.