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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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91
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127 Ratings
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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.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 24
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of oline73
3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Apostlebrewing for this one. Shared with rudzud.

Very hazy yellow white cloudy slight golden colored, no real head.

Nose is very sour, lemony aroma, light vinous like aroma with some funk and acidic aromas too, sour lacto like, with light grainy malt, a bit of a vanilla oak rounding character.

Taste stats with great sour lacto flavours, tart lemon, light grassy flavors, bit of funk but not Brett like funk just sour lacto. Nice lemony flavor with some acidic qualities, light vinous flavor that brings a bit of a musty white grape flavor even, as well as some toasty vanilla oak, which the vanilla oak gets more and more the longer I drink. Finish is dry but sticky slightly bready sour tart lemon fruit, but flemmy, and sour lacto, but if acidity lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter bit decent carb.

Overall quite nice, great sour flavours, tart lemon, good barrel and vinous flavours, etc.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is lightly hazy and appears lemon yellow colored. A bit of a gushing head at first, but the head fizzles away hastily, giving a still appearance. The aroma brings wheat, funk, lemons, citrus, wild yeast. The taste follows suit, with a nice puckering finish. Tart and delicious. Low abv and refreshing. I really dig this beer. I'm glad I have more of this.

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3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up in San Antonio and opened on 11.20.12

A - Cloudy, very light orange-yellow with a fizzy white head that is gone quickly.

S - Lots of citrus lemon and wheat. Some sweetness as well.

T - Tart, but sweet lemon, wheat and corn. nice.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Tart lemon with a wheat influence, very good.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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