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Berliner Weisse - Crabtree Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
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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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-02-2012 05:31:16 | More by GRG1313
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-12-2012 03:36:09 | More by BeerHunter76
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-10-2012 00:59:50 | More by funkyaudio
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:03:34 | More by GilGarp
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 16:10:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 15:24:01 | More by sweemzander
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-18-2012 02:14:33 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

09-03-2012 05:50:01 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-03-2012 04:08:59 | More by djrn2
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-29-2012 01:43:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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buffs9

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2012 22:13:07 | More by buffs9
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-10-2012 06:45:11 | More by GehenHerzog
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mactrail

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A yellower shade of pale in the glass. Some bubbles at first, but flattens out after a couple of pours. Since it's so sharp, you don't mind the lack of carbonation as much. The aroma is very faint, like sawdust, but I give it points for not smelling like vinegar.

Light bodied as you'd expect, quite tart, but not so acidic as many beers of this type. A touch of fruit, but not much funk or yeast.

While it's not memorable, it's one of the most drinkable Berliners I've had. From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 03:46:31 | More by mactrail
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2012 16:18:34 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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ehammond1


3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 21:37:40 | More by ehammond1
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden bodied beer with a very small white head that settles quickly; minimal lacing, decent overall clarity.

Mild aroma of wheat and lemon. Smells vaguely tart and sweet but the smells aren't exactly bursting from the glass.

Simple flavor of grainy wheat and some light lemony tartness; not particularly sour or over-the-top at all. A little bit of lactic acidity, no bitterness to speak of. Minimally sweet. Straightforward but lightly flavored for a Berliner Weiss.

Medium-thin bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and clean, pretty refreshing; unremarkable in the end, but went down easy after a six hour drive on a hot summer's night.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 13:09:45 | More by tobelerone
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-25-2012 02:26:13 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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numberwang

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 20:30:04 | More by numberwang
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 20:24:08 | More by DavoleBomb
Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.