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Summer Berry Weisse - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Summer Berry WeisseSummer Berry Weisse

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3
pDev: 26.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerphan on 05-29-2011)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to give a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is of sweet berries and a little bit of biscuit. The fruit is heaviest of a raspberry aroma with some lighter notes of blueberry and strawberry. Sweet and fruity.

Taste – The taste starts out of a wheaty and bready flavor mixed with some lighter berry sweetness. The sweetness gets stronger more towards the middle of the taste with the raspberry being he strongest. In the end a yeasty flavor joins the sweet and wheat and leave a lightly sweetened berry flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation that is average to above average. The lighter body is nice for the berry and wheat flavors of the beer with the carbonation level making it quite drinkable.

Overall – A refreshing berry brew. Very easy drinking, not too sweet and rather authentic fruit tasting. Not too bad.

Darkmagus82, Nov 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Couded orange hue with a bright white head, forms a thine layer of lacing. Aroma is screaming with berries good summer beer for a nice marketing campaign I've had it several times and I'm still not satisfied by it. Pretty horrid sweet artificial berry flavor might as well drink something worthwhile like their hefeweizen. Moderae carbonation medium to light bodied gotta love the Penn brewing company. Overalll level of drinkability would be interesting which is limited at best, give me good beer with their next seasonal I'm interested in their imperial pils due out.

WVbeergeek, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3/5  rDev 0%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A bit murky berry pink. I kind of shuttered as the bottom of the bottle poured a bit of sediment into the glass. Unfiltered. A nice half inch of head with a bit of murky scum on the top. Will have to try to pour this without the sediment.

S - Smell has a hint of raspberries with a touch of strawberry and grainy lager smell.

T - Well it's pretty watery and raspberry is one dimensional. Could possibly used more hops. Still kind of refreshing.

M - Light. I found it watery.

Overall glad I tried this before flopping over the 31+tax on a case. It kind of reminds me of Berry Weiss from Lennie only no bitter loganberry which is much of a let down. Worth a try but not worth a six pack.

DrDemento456, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3/5  rDev 0%

ItsBeer4Me, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of CollinsSean92
1/5  rDev -66.7%

CollinsSean92, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of foureyedgeek
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

foureyedgeek, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of gjrey
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

gjrey, May 20, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orange-ish to pink in color with an off white head. In the aroma, fruity berries and wheat notes. In the taste, wheat like notes and notes of berries, sweet to dry. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hint of berry in the aftertaste. EH! decent wheat with a note of fruit.

OWSLEY069, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of mtmst15
2.28/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I saw this at a beer festival and it seemed very popular so I had to try it myself. I picked up a six pack to try a taste. It is shown as a very raspberry and fruity beer but it wasn't what I expected. I was waiting for a mouthful of berries that never came. It simply tasted like a pilsener beer with an attempt at adding berries. I wasn't blown away by it by any means but it wasn't an awful beer- just not very berry.

mtmst15, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Chinaskifan1
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Chinaskifan1, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Penn "Summer Berry Weisse"

Pours cloudy, pinkish yellow, not much of a head or lacework. Smells like fresh raspberries and a porportion of wheat malt. In the flavor, light bitter raspberry and a wheaty citrus twang. Alittle better than I predicted it would be, semi-refreshing. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall, its an OK fruit beer at best, why bother.

Stinkypuss, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

ejimhof, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of jthomp000
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A -Reddish hue, somewhat cloudy, little floaters
S More beer than fruit beer. Not what was expected
T - Bland, waiting for berry that never came through
M - Nicely carbonated
O - Lacking in the flavor department. Good for a beer, but not a fruit beer...

jthomp000, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of ramrod666
3/5  rDev 0%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
2.25/5  rDev -25%

Jaybirdsbeer, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of righthereisay
2.9/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, once again, I had to try a fruit beer. I keep thinking at some point, a company will make a nice complex fruit beer that isn't too fruity...a game changer.

This was not. Sure, it wasn't too fruity, I guess that was a plus. But it smelled like cheap American beer, with maybe a tint of berry. The taste was the same.

Poured nicely into a pilsner glass, a little foggy, lots of head.

I could see girls drinking this. It has a nice drinkability.

Overall, it just wasn't very enjoyable..As it is drinkable, I would drink it if it was the only beer available, but would never purchase a case. This was a single bottle purchase...

righthereisay, Jun 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +66.7%

Bandra17, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

Freggs, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +33.3%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +33.3%

highlyhopped, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of ToddT
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Strange purple/pink color, very cloudy with lots of sediment floating around it. A thick pinkish head floats on top and fades quickly but leaves little lace on the glass.

S- Mostly raspberry and not to much else that I can pick out.

T- Fruity but not sweet, raspberries and maybe strawberries are the dominate notes. A little malt to balance things out, but not to much else going on.

M- Light in the mouth and with decent carbonation. A little tart and dry at the finish.

O- Kind of like a fruit smoothie beer, the 11% ABV is hidden but it’s just OK at best.

ToddT, Jun 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev 0%

billbeers, Jun 20, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50%

jaredtuk, Jan 18, 2012
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Summer Berry Weisse from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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