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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 57
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

vissai, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear yellow color that almost looks like a beer that's been watered down. Not much head to speak of.

Smell: Very yeasty and not particularly sour. Lots of yeast. There was a note that reminds me a bit of a pils. Not a huge fan of the smell.

Taste: Very yeasty with more sourness than I would have guessed from the smell. I'm getting some lemon juice and a tingle in the jowls. Still an off note that I don't love, but everything else manages to keep things towards the right track.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side with almost no carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I liked the taste a lot more than the smell. I don't think I'd need more in the future.

oline73, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Thorpe429, Jan 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

ms11781, Apr 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Thanks to wagenvolks for this bottle!

I get the tilde'ed "n", but how the hell am I supposed to pronounce an umlaut'ed one!? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy pale straw topped by nearly no appreciable head. The nose comprises mild lemon peel, grass, flowers, and white cedar. The taste holds notes of tart lemon zest, light cedar, light bread, and a hint of vague creaminess. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not the sharpest Berliner I've ever had, but one that uses its near-subtlety and the mild barreling to its general advantage.

TMoney2591, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
3.5/5  rDev -15%

jpaulsen, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

DonFrap, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

yourefragile, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow with no head. No life.

Smell - Very lemony. Some vanilla? Something there I'm not able to pinpoint.

Taste - Lemony. Again with some flavor I can't discern. Pretty straightforward otherwise. Grainy in the back.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Easy to drink. Not all that sour.

Overall - Decent base berliner.

Alieniloquium, May 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, wheat, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, grain, and lemon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fairly intense sourness in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light pastel pale yellow. No head at all. No lacing. Very light aroma. Apple, bread and a little yeast. Taste is more of the same. Bread, yeast, white wine, some very light wood notes. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Tartness is quite restrained. A decent Berliner, but fairly simplistic.

Florida9, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by leftyhyzer at NWI tasting

A - Light lemonade color with no head; There is a slight haze to it

S - Lemon, vinegar, and slightly grassy nose

T - Tart vinegar and slight lemon up front. The finish is tart and I get a slight sweetarts presence as well

MF - Dry finish with lots of carbonation

O - Solid, slightly tart and refreshing Berliner. It manages to be tart throughout without being too tart or sour.

jeonseh, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

acurtis, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

fbc24, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

scotv, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

ReyG006, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

drummermattie02, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

DRBiser, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat notes as well as some grain and a very light amount of tartness. Overall, it smells more like a regular wheat beer than a Berliner weisse. The flavor is more along the lines of what I expected. I get some light tart lemon notes, as well as some sour wheat. Not very tart or sour, but a very refreshing beer that is great on a hot day. Very easy to drink. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from the recent release, sent to me by Canadianghetto. Thanks!

A: Pours a slightly murky pineapple yellow with a nice white head.

S: Lactic acid, odd (yet mild) burnt rubber aroma, slightly sweet wheat. The rubber aroma subsides as the beer sits.

T: Taste is better, with moderately puckering lactic and lemony sourness, doughy wheat, a bit floral, more lactic notes in the finish. The wheat character here has a slightly gamey edge to it, which is interesting.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This is pretty good, besides the initial off-aroma. A little more sour than the average Berliner.

Etan, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off-yellow and pretty clear, about what you could expect of head and lace from this style on tap.

Aroma and flavor are heavy on the sour notes, certainly plenty of grassy and sour lemon peel, a touch of woodiness, slight funk.

Body is light with a heavily sour finish.

Enjoyable brew. Always something interesting at freetail.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt for this one. 22oz. into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours no head. Beer is a pale, slightly cloudy lemon. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little stick. Decent legs though. Average.

Nose is exceedingly funky. Notes of lemon, yeast and a tart cheesiness. I can't tell if I love it or hate it. Aromatic though.

Opens light tart lemon zest, citrus and wheat. Yeasty towards the middle with a sprinkling of banana floating around the lightly malty backbone. Finishes with a lemon peel bite. Slightly tart aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and watery in the mouth and goes down tart, crisp and refreshing. Accented finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very solid. Quenching.

The more berliner weisse beers I drink, the more and more I like the style. This one definitely contributes to that trend. Light, crisp, refreshing and super easy to drink. Definitely worth seeking out.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 15, 2012
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Yo Soy Un Berliner from Freetail Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.