Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
4/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours a murky copper with a small head that disappears almost instantly.
Smells of honey sweet pilsner malt and pears.
Taste is up front sweet pilsner malt that goes into a pear/peach acidic, sour bite that lasts through the middle and ends on a slightly bready malt profile. Really pleasing and to style.
Medium body and medium carbonation works well enough.
This is a damned solid beer that represents the style well, including the funky, sweaty, bile sour characteristic. I'll get it again.
03-31-2012 01:21:11 | More by TenHornsProud
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4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
22oz bottle. Pours a clear (with hazy second pour) straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film and then disappears.
The aroma is musty hay and some dry fruity sourness.
The flavor is wheaty malts with some sweet sugary fruits (apple and lemon), some champagne notes and a lot of tart sourness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation.
Overall, a nice light sour. I liked this better on tap.
01-16-2012 05:58:38 | More by Beaver13
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
Acquired via trade
Slightly hazed light golden with a moderately sized near-white head that falls away quickly.
Pleasant aroma of wheat, lemon, and slight tartness, along with a very mild cheese and earth character.
The flavor is similar, though not quite as tart as some others within the style, with lots of wheat and lemon character. There's a touch of earth as well.
Light in body with moderate to high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.
A nice berliner, and I'm very thankful I had the chance to try it.
07-04-2012 21:37:40 | More by ehammond1
2.95/5 rDev -26.8%
Had this on tap at the Falling Rock taphouse in Denver (after trying to order 3-4 different beers they had listed, but were 'out' of). Got a hazy yellow beer, plenty of cloudiness to it, looked the part, soft .5" head on it, bright white.
Aroma, man, this should have been called belgo weisse, because it smells a lot like a standard belgian yeast moreso than anything that would come from Germany or a reproduction of a German style. Really annoying I thought, not enjoyable to get the band aid esters and soggy wood funk.
Taste, still kinda mucked up by the belgian flavors, instead of being able to get a mouthfull of tart wheat, its like a mouthful of Belgo yeast over and over. The tartness is appreciable, and once you kind of get adjusted to what was kind of palate shock, the beer becomes less oppressive, and actually enjoyable. But I dunno, its kind of like being in a room where someone farted, stick around long enough, and you won't notice the smell as much.
If its worth anything, my girlfriend liked hers more than I did. Just too perfumy and belgiany for my tastes.
09-26-2012 16:10:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to DividedAvery
22oz. brown bomber poured into a flute.
A: Pours a very pale straw with some haziness. A bit of a fizzy head on the pour without much retention or lacing.
S: Lemony tart aroma with some white wine and green apple notes. A light musky, funky aroma with some dry leathery notes. Very subtle cereal grain.
T/M: More of the tart lemon and green apple with some more of the white wine undertones. Great tartness and refreshing dry finish. More of the muskiness and leather. Body is light with vibrant carbonation. Finishes nearly bone dry.
D: Pretty damn good Berliner Weisse. I hadn't heard of this brewery and wasn't sure what to expect with a style like this, but they've made a pretty solid beer.
01-06-2012 06:08:45 | More by pwoods
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a bright golden-yellow with 1 finger of white head after an aggressive pour. The head recedes very quickly. It has a strong pilsner lager like smell up front with some fruity "twang" behind it. As I continue to smell to fruitiness goes to peaches, lemons, and some sour green grapes. The taste is mildly but pleasantly tart with the same balance of pilsner malt and fruity acidity. The mouthfeel is nice and light and drinkable. Overall, this is my first Berliner Weisse and I really like the light drinkability and balanced flavor with just enough complexity to keep it interesting. Definitely worth seeking out if you like the style.
05-01-2012 15:51:14 | More by quirkzoo
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
Bomber served cold into a goblet on what might just be the last warm day of autumn.
Possibly one of the worst labels I've ever seen. Give me a pretty picture, not a QR code. Just saying...
Opens with a very loud hiss. Pours a very pale yellow color with huge towering white head. I may need to take a walk and come back to this.
Aroma is enjoyable with a funky yeast and elements of lemon and cake. Maybe lemon cake.
Flavor is sweet, then tart, and finishes dry. That pretty much sums it up. There are subtle nuances of lemon, spice, yeast, and floral qualities. It never overwhelms but also never grows dull.
Mouthfeel is very light in body and nicely carbonated. Crisp and easy drinking.
In terms of being both light and complex, it's one of the best American beers I've had that manages to achieve both.
10-09-2012 00:03:34 | More by GilGarp
4.03/5 rDev 0%
A: Hazy lemon-yellow with a crazy, fizzy head--this sounds like Alca-seltzer but eventually fades to no head with just tons of bubbles shooting to the surface; no lacing
S: Wow, this is tart and grainy and grassy; this smells like lemons and apples but also like grainy bread; it is sour and a bit funky--can't wait to drink
T: Not as sour as aroma indicated but still a pleasant lemon/apple/banana tartness followed by a grainy, grassy, bready quality; this beer is quite refreshing but it does fade rather quickly leaving a thin, dry finish
F: A tad thin for my taste and the beer nearly vanishes toward the finish but as you drink the thinness becomes less and less bothersome
O: This is a refreshing beer; I wish it had a bit more body and was a bit more sour but it's a nice tart, slightly fruity berliner weisse nonetheless
10-06-2011 00:51:19 | More by dbossman
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
Pale straw color with a huge agressive head. The head was thin but tall, somewhat like steamed milk froth.
The smell is straw, wheat lemon, and piercing ammonia.
The lemon dominates the flavor and it has a sour tartness to it. The wheat is also front and center along with hay.
Mouthfeel is on the light side of moderate, same goes for the carbonation.
It's a pretty good beer and a nice, light, easy drinker. This would be a great summer beer, but I enjoyed it with a fire anyway.
02-10-2013 01:01:06 | More by Vonerichs
3.7/5 rDev -8.2%
Thanks to sambo for the bottle!
Pours hazy light straw with complete absence of head and lacing.
Yeasty wheat aroma. Not very tart on the nose and a little bit of funk. Doesn't smell much like a Berliner
Loads of lemon in the flavor. A little bit of tart wheat and mustiness. Flavor profile is a lot more spot on than aroma, but still seems like there's something missing.
Very light mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
Not too bad, but there's something slightly off that I can't quite put my finger on. There isn't a whole lot of flavor here, but it gets points for being light and refreshing. I'd prefer a bit more tartness for the style.
06-18-2012 22:28:07 | More by jmarsh123
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
Had this on-tap at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver. Received in a pint glass.
3.5 A: Deeply hazed golden wheat color. Came with just a touch of white frothy head.
4.0 S: Big pepperiness worth mentioning first. Earthy, brett-like funkiness. Wheaty with a strong rotting wood component.
4.0 T: Light tartness. Wheat, pepper, barnyard and rotting wood. Quite earthy and super tasty.
4.5 M: Lighter body. Clean and crisp with a nice spritziness. Good moderate carbonation. Just about all I could ask for for the style.
4.5 D: Really tasty Berliner. One of the best I've had.
06-20-2012 20:24:08 | More by DavoleBomb
5/5 rDev +24.1%
Wow! Fantastic beer.
For such a low ABV, this beer packs a ton of flavor.
Pours with absolutely no head. A very slight hint of cloudiness, but mostly golden and clear.
Slightly sweet, but mostly tart, but a balanced tartness. Bit of fizzy feeling on the tongue.
This beer drinks like a Sav. Blanc white wine.
Very refreshing with a tongue watering finish.
This will be a fantastic summer beer.
The best beer I've tasted so far in 2012.
03-24-2012 01:54:25 | More by ucsbmullet
Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.