Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company
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4.21/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from the bottle featuring a label JFK delivering his famous speech in Berlin a fizzy and cloudy grapefruit yellow with one finger of very fast-fading white head. No lacing whatsoever.
Bright aroma of lemon zest, yeast, spicy herbs, straw, white wine vinegar and cracker.
The taste really matched the aroma with bright, tart lemon, white wine vinegar, yeast, and saltine cracker. Finished very clean.
Light-to-medium body and dry with a crisp carbonation.
A very tastey Berliner Weissbier from Crabtree. A nice medley of flavors in this one. I will definitely have this one again.
09-09-2013 21:48:19 | More by Monkeyknife
4.18/5 rDev +3.7%
Bomber into a berliner goblet, the brew appears a perfectly clear straw yellow color with streaming bubbly carbonation that forms a white finger. The head collpases quickly despite the rising bubble support which is typical for the style. A few spots of lace stick to the glass.
The aroma is lemony with a funky inclusion of greek yogurt culture mixed with a mild suggestion of spoiled grain/corn but I mean that in a good way. Towards the back is a sort of fresh cereal grain/wheat sweetness that is quite enjoyable.
The flavor really brings it with everything you might expect based off the aromatics. Lemony tartness is the front runner of the flavor profile with a mild grainy sweetness like wheat/cereal/corn. There is a mild taste across the mid-palate caught somewhere between original pink bubblegum and yogurt. Overall quite nice.
This is a light bodied brew with a moderate to lively amount of carbonation. A very solid brew right here that is downright crushable. Just a bomber of this is a tease...I want, no need more of this to enjoy again in the future.
06-25-2013 14:48:39 | More by stakem
4.16/5 rDev +3.2%
thanks to ablackshear for this awesome extra! This beer has been a longtime want!
poured into crooked stave tulip.
Appearance: Pale straw yellow bodied beer with thin white cap. Head quickly drops to no head at all.
Smell: Hay and wheat malts. Lemons and mild lactic sourness. An odd smell of concentrated urine(I work in the healthcare field, so I know the smell very well)
Taste: Nice malty wheat and hay notes. Lemons, hint of oranges, and some lactic sourness just like the nose. Really light funk and yeast notes.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with carbonation levels on the low end of moderate. A delicate / soft carbonation. The bubbles seem to come alive on your tougue, really nice mouthfeel. This beer is sooo drinkable. Semi dry finish and it has clean and bright characteristics as well.
Overall: A drinkable and flavorful Berliner Weissbier. Pretty straight forward beer for the style. The beer doesnt look that great and the urine smell in the nose I really dont care for, but the taste and mouthfeel on this beer really make this beer awesome! Really glad that I finally got to try this beer!
02-06-2013 06:17:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Pours a very light yellow body and a fizzy white head.
Aromas are funky with notes of citrus.
Lemon, lime, wheat and a carbonic bite like San Pellegrino. Mild funkiness and a soft acidic snap really take this beer to the next level. Well balanced and addictive.
A bomber of Berliner Weisse? Why is that so uncommon, this is an awesome beer and untapped style. Never thought it would be Crabtree that would do it. I gotta give theses guys credit, they've really turned it up a notch recently.
10-26-2011 20:25:21 | More by BradLikesBrew
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Poured from undated bomber to Duvel tulip the beer appears a couldy yellow color with literally no head, no retention, and no lacing. Looks extremely average. Fortunately the beer improves in the nose with hints of citrus and floral tones along with a hint of sour tartness and sweet bready aromas. The flavor improves on this with a tart beginning with hints of sour funk. Fruity character comes in with hints of apple, pear and lemon. The wheat base becomes more prominent in the middle and provides a nice base for the beer. Finishes a bit sweet with a lingering malt flavor. Lighter end of medium bodied. Some carbonation. Overall, I wish it was a bit more carbonated and approachable in appearance, everything else about this beer is good. I'd easily have another.
03-15-2012 12:37:55 | More by hopfacebrew
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
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
This beer has a great spicy citrus taste and a nice sour lacto finish
I really like this beer. Coming from the land of overdone Pale Ale/Cascade Hop creations this one is a real treat. I have always liked German style beers, and this one was a complete surprise. It is a great summer beer with a low AC so a man can do his summer chores and still trim his lawn straight.
I first had it at the Boulder Tap House and liked it so much that I got on the phone and reserved myself a sixtel. I loved the funk of the taproom. They were kegging 1/2 barrels right behind me. Had a great chinwag with the owner and his wife. No pretense, and not a single Pale ale on the tap list. Good stuff! They are expanding the beer horizon.
06-21-2012 20:30:04 | More by numberwang
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
Bottled purchased from Beertopia in Omaha, NE. Cool screen print on the bottle. Mentions something about doughnuts and politics. Cap came off with a loud hiss. Poured into a Tallgrass cervoise glass at fridge temp.
Appearance: It poured so clear for a while I thought I was pouring champagne. Massive four finger head of clear, fizzy bubbles. Fizzled away in no time and eventually lost all of it's head. Effervescent to say the least. The body itself was a very light straw color.
Smell: All kinds of tart and acidic notes. Wheat. Some tanginess, musty earthiness, and interestingly some light sulfur/egg notes.
Taste: Tart lactic up front, some mustyness, a clean, sharp lemon acidity, and finishes with a lingering cracker like wheat.
Mouthfeel: Effervescent. Very light body which made it quite easy to drink. No hint of the ABV.
Overall: Only my second berliner weisse and Crabtree beer but impressed on both accounts.. Very interesting and complex nose. Light, easy drinker and the tart dryness makes it very thirst quenching. I can see why this is a summer beer! Get some before the humidity and 90+ weather leaves.
08-31-2013 04:24:21 | More by CowsandBeer
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Matt!
(A)- Pours a pale hazy yellow color. Some white froth & lace too.
(S)- A mildly dry cotton-like funk with bits of lemon & wheat.
(T)-A nice drying crispness with a kiss of lemon and wheat in the background. Just tart enough to blend it all together.
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Clean & crisp with a refreshing feel and subtle wheat & fruit.
(O)- A lovely berliner weiss. Super easy drinking; crisp and refreshing. All the reasons why I love this style and wish more brewers did them. The perfect summer beer.
09-26-2012 15:24:01 | More by sweemzander
4.09/5 rDev +1.5%
A hazy whitish-yellow with a white 1/2 thumbs width head that quickly escapes into the ether. Not even any remnants of a head left around the edge nor is there any lacing. The only weak aspect of this beer. A tart, fruity aroma of apples and grapes mixed with some wheat and mild funk. Initial hit of sweetness that quickly proceeds to sour...tart apples and grapes, some lemon, and a slight hint of pepper. Very nice. A nice active mouthfeel and medium bodied, I think it it fits the beer perfectly. Personally, wheat beers are a style of beer I do not enjoy so wasn't sure what to expect from this, but did want to try it to discover the style. Glad I did because Crabtree tree hit it out of the park with this one. Very enjoyable beer at a great price.
03-14-2012 19:18:00 | More by denver10
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours hazy pineapple juice colored with a thin bubbly head that falls quickly leaving behind the infinite miniscule bubbles that rise constantly from the bottom. Smells of tart green apple and green grapes, not too funky but there is a definite sour aspect punching through, grassy and straw-like. The flavor follows the nose pretty closely but is not as pungent - grassy, bready, tart and sour (not overwhelmingly so) lemon, grapes, green apple. This is a light-medium bodied beer - it is moderately carbonated with a pretty dry finish on the end. An impressive beer, but nothing that is causing me to drive to the bottleshop to buy more this instant. If I feel like snagging a delicious tart ale I'd reach for this one as it is pretty refreshing.
11-03-2011 01:32:48 | More by antlerwrestler19
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
This brew pours a cloudy, lemony-yellow, with no head (draft) and no noticeable lacing. Floral and citrus notes intermingle with tart and sweet aromas, with a light funk present as well. Tart and refreshing, Berliner Weisse hints at green apples, wheat, lemon, and pepper. Light and flavorful to start, puckering tartness in the finish, this beer features a medium-light body with spritzy carbonation. We are not fans of adding syrups, fruit, or what have you to ANY beer, and this amazingly complex, tart, and refreshing brew is an example of what you might miss if you did.
03-10-2012 03:45:16 | More by phishsihq
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
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
Reviewed on 9/20/11.
Poured in to a tulip. Straw colored body that was slightly hazy. 1 finger, white head. Faded to nothing real quick.
Smell was grainy with notes of lemon with some acidic tartness. Light green apple as well.
Taste was lemony with some mild acidic tartness. Light grainy flavor. Hints of green apple. Crisp finish with some mild vinegar.
Mouthfeel was light body, medium/high carb. Nice and dry.
Drinkability was good. Nice and light with a mild tartness.
11-06-2011 22:08:19 | More by riored4v
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
Grabbed this as my wife loves the style.
Pours a lemony yellow color with a fizzy texture.
The nose matches the look – also very lemony and citrusy with a bit of yeasty zest. It’s not quite a brett funkiness, but more of a spice.
The flavor is pretty much perfectly representative of the things I like about the style. Sourness initially, but right when you think it’ll make you pucker, it mellows and there’s even a bit of a malt body that creeps out. Lemon zest pink grapefruit, cider, and just a little bit of a pepper are the primary notes. The finish lingers with a citric tartness.
At such a low potency, with such a ton of flavor, this will be gone before you know it.
One of the best versions I’ve had and a truly enjoyable beer. Not for everyone, but really tasty beer I’ve already bought more of.
A sleeper hit for sure.
10-25-2011 21:55:13 | More by Domingo
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
4.03/5 rDev 0%
cool take on a wheat beer. pours a hazy straw color with a tall white head. smells like typical hefe yeast and a nice sour beer combined into one. flavor is tart and sour at first, but mellows of with some citrus flavors and a flowery hop finish. feel is excellent, really fizzy carbonation compliments the sour flavor, and its light enough to drink a couple of. this beer has a lot of culinary potential too. glad i picked this one out
03-03-2012 15:58:58 | More by StonedTrippin
Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.