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Yo Soy Un Berliner - Freetail Brewing Company

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Yo Soy Un BerlinerYo Soy Un Berliner

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 55
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 24
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Notes taken from a bottleshare at the Phoenix Sun in NYC. Thanks kindly to Thomas for sharing.

a - murky yellow almost snow white.
s - nice grassy sweet tarts and white wine
t - some rotten eggs and sweet tart. more sour than your run of the mill berliner.
m - prickly. balanced. good amount of water to give it a medium body.
o - really enjoyable. VERY tasty and super easy drinker. could drink this one ALL day long.

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A: Beer pours a clear light lager body, with a thin white head that disappears within seconds. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer and not stop forming of bubbles that quickly shoot to the top.

S: There isn't tons to the smell, but it is really nice. I am picking up some tart lemon, a slight bit of sweet grain and a bit of funk.

T: I am picking up a lot of sweet lemon tartness and sweet grain.

M: Lots of carbonation in my mouth and extremely light in body.

O: This to me is one of the best made Berliner Weisse I have ever had. Just another great beer by Freetail!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks are owed to both BA's canadianghetto and mhenson42 for hooking me up with bottles of this. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the brew appears a light clouded yellow color of lemonade. A finger of white head sits atop and rapidly dissolves to nothing. Rising bubbles of carbonation attempt to reform a head but only maintain a ring around the perimeter of the glass. A swirl agitates bubbles from solution and puts some spots of lacing effect on the glass.

The smell includes lemony lacto notes, cereal wheat-like grains and an overall fresh quality that is very enjoyable. There is the faintest amount of raw oak quality present across the back with a hint of sulfur. As the brew warms up, there is this unmistakable aroma that ive never experienced in a beer before: Cheesy poofs... I dont know how and I dont know why but this smells somewhat like cheesy poofs and/or packaging peanuts. It isn't a bad thing, just totally crazy and unexpected.

The taste really brings it with a lemony essence of lacto coupled with a fruitiness like lemon zest, pulp and juice. The first couple of sips flirt with being more sour than tart but as the palate becomes accustomed, it is appropriately tart with the lemon upfront and a cereal-like grain sweetness filling out the back. Just like the aroma indicated, there is a mild raw oakiness that is quite faint at times that accents the tartness of this brew and really dries it out with a tannic sort of feel. As the brew warms up, there is a bit of grassiness and straw-like grain quality that emerges.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. I would have liked to have seen just a bit more carbonation but as-is it is acceptable. It is light, refreshing, enjoyable, crisp and downright poundable. For being nearly 4.5% abv, I expected to get a little bit of alcohol presence in this and surprisingly it was absent. Very well done. Freetail Brewing Company ladies and gents... this is the real deal! A wonderful array of character to take it, deeply complex and enjoyable for the style. At times it flirts with almost being too sour for the style but it is solid. Fans of the berliner style, this is a must-try. It was my intention to keep a bottle or 2 of this and see how it ages but F-it, I just might drink another bottle as soon as this one is empty.

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Yo Soy Un Berliner from Freetail Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.