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Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
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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KegelsKegs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-03-2013 22:04:27 | More by KegelsKegs
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

07-15-2013 14:43:13 | More by Seefeldt
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-04-2013 01:27:14 | More by eawolff99
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 14:48:39 | More by stakem
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

04-19-2013 21:09:26 | More by mdaschaf
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-14-2013 22:36:51 | More by FalconA
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-03-2013 15:09:04 | More by Auror
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-28-2013 03:34:16 | More by t0rin0
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Vonerichs

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 01:01:06 | More by Vonerichs
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2013 02:50:14 | More by blindpiggie
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 06:17:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

02-06-2013 01:01:21 | More by Duff27
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rawfish

California

4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Denverbeerdrinker for this gem as an extra.

Fizzy cap of white head rises over a cider colored body. Very carbonated, you can hear the crackle. Lots of yeast, opaque. Good retention and even leaves spots of lacing on the glass, impressive.

Hay, lemon juice acidity, vinegar, a bit of yeasty must. Uplifting and bright, balance of hints of sour and aromatic grain.

A mix of lemon juice and slight wheat, up front that evolves with hay, white wine, vinegar and funk. A zesty tartness, I get a slight twinge of metallic with a mild nuttiness and the acidity makes the mouth water, then it's gone. Scrubbed perfectly clean, dries well. Complex and refreshing.

Crisp and an absolute joy to drink, the yeast never weighs this one down and the finish and mouthfeel are all perfect. Why didn't I wait until summer to crack this one open instead?

Wow, incredible berliner weissbier. Snappy, crisp and refreshing. Mixes complexity, balancing sour, funk and grassy elements. I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:28:55 | More by rawfish
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-27-2013 01:25:10 | More by tswater
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-17-2013 18:14:39 | More by Jspriest
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-15-2013 02:32:11 | More by budsandsuds8
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-08-2013 06:30:54 | More by appetiteforparis
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-02-2012 05:31:16 | More by GRG1313
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

11-12-2012 03:06:45 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-10-2012 14:13:34 | More by Texasfan549
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-03-2012 15:14:14 | More by kjkinsey
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

10-23-2012 19:14:28 | More by thewimperoo
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

10-19-2012 17:22:47 | More by imperialking
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-10-2012 00:59:50 | More by funkyaudio
Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.