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Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 34
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crabtree Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An old-style German Wheat Ale with a short lactic fermentation. Light & crisp with an acidic sour bite that aims to please. Traditionally served with raspberry or woodruff syrup, but can be enjoyed wihtout.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 09-24-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Ristaccia, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

yourefragile, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 18, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quikzoo!

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.

ehammond1, Jul 04, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Vonerichs, Feb 10, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

quirkzoo, May 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

pwoods, Jan 06, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver. Milky gold, thin fizzled, soda-like head. Clean and lactic on the nose, doughy and crackery malt throughout the palate. Light grassiness and tartness linger on the finish. A pleasant Berliner Weisse, no doubt.

bump8628, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

mdaschaf, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

FalconA, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

blindpiggie, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

SalukiAlum, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

carteravebrew, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TenHornsProud, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

lvoutlawjlh, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

DSlim71, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Seefeldt, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

thewimperoo, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Duff27, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

ChrisKuhns, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

RSchaeffer, Jan 29, 2012
Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.