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Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Robloc303
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from bottle into bowl glass. No head on the pour, bubbles go away in an instant and very little fizz there after. Nose has nice citrus, orange and bread yeast. For being filtered and so clear, the flavors were quite surprising. Very tart and sour to begin with a nice lemon and wheat flavor, but the flavors seem to disintegrate the longer you let it sit. Nothing too special, but I would drink another.

Robloc303, Sunday at 01:39 AM
Photo of ktenneydenver
4.04/5  rDev 0%

ktenneydenver, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Tone
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours a hazy, gold/straw color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of lemon, hops, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of coriander. Mouth feel is very sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness and tartness. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight yeast, slight hops, and a slight pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and feel.

Tone, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

afsdan, May 27, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
Photo of davidgsmit
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

davidgsmit, May 16, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev -1%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

yourefragile, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of unclejazz
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

unclejazz, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

OregonGrown7, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Ristaccia
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Ristaccia, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

crobinso, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mcflypie
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

A: Light golden, no lacing. Very effervescent.

S: Sour funk and musty with hints of grapefruit.

T: Sour, tart, with orange/grapefruit notes.

M: Very effervescent.

O: A little funky, a little sour, a little hint of citrus. A nice light sour ale from a local brewery I like. Not amazing, but solid.

mcflypie, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of SalukiAlum
4/5  rDev -1%

SalukiAlum, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Dbrulet, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Monkeyknife, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -25.7%

ygtbsm94, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of incubuscience
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

incubuscience, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of CowsandBeer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

CowsandBeer, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%

From a 650 ml bottle (undated, but with JFK on the front) into a nonic.

A-A normal pour produces a huge, shiny, white head of foam. The foam drops immediately, however, and leaves no lacing. The brew is clear and very light yellow in color. There is a good bit of carbonation visible. Pretty true to style.

S-A health dose of lactic, funky wheat is noticeable as I pour. There is also a fair bit of lemon and significant (for the style) tartness. This brew is nearing lambic levels of tartness and funkiness on the nose.

T-The taste also packs a good bit of tartness, but the brew is not quite puckering or sour. Lemon is the main feature, but there is a good bit of lactic funk and wheat, too, which balances things out. The whole package is balanced, crisp, drinkable, and interesting.

M-The feel is light and effervescent . The carbonation is assertive and fizzy. The feel is a touch too light and assertive, but not too far off for a Berliner.

O-This is a great Berliner and a great beer. Crabtree manages to pack a lot of flavor into 4.3% ABV while staying pretty true to the style. The beer is balanced with nice tart flavors playing off of a light, but not insubstantial, wheat beer body. This is my first Crabtree brew and I'll be looking for more.

spoony, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Cavity_Crepes
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

The look was great and completely what I expected. The smell brought out the lovely grains and felt like a great summer beer. When I tasted it, I was blown away by the taste. The tartness and lemon was so fantastic and balanced, I had a little tear at the end of the beer.

Cavity_Crepes, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

KegelsKegs, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Seefeldt
4/5  rDev -1%

Seefeldt, Jul 15, 2013
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Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.