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Bretta Weisse - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Bretta Weisse
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BA SCORE
87
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

06-09-2013 02:49:48 | More by johnnnniee
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-24-2014 17:35:24 | More by MrBoh
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SpecialAgentDaleCooper

California

3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Barrelworks.

I was largely underwhelmed by this beer, and I'm not sure if that's a function of how it's marketed or if it's just not that great. As a Berliner weisse, it's not very good. It's fairly flat and watery, with minimal tartness. Notes of straw overtake any pleasant maltiness or sour bite it might have had. The brett funkiness is pleasing, but eclipses some of the other notes usually present in a Berliner weisse. Perhaps I expected too much, and maybe I should have adjusted my expectations for something less a Berliner weisse and more a slightly tart saison (which, even then, this wouldn't be a very good example of). It's worth tasting, but I wouldn't return to it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2014 20:15:39 | More by SpecialAgentDaleCooper
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-30-2014 22:35:16 | More by drewone
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Ferrari805

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-25-2014 12:07:18 | More by Ferrari805
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PG2G

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-07-2014 15:09:53 | More by PG2G
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buellton, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, spice, lemon, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt and grain flavors on the finish. There is a very mild 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 an above average beer that is drinkable but fairly watery and lacking in sourness.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 05:22:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour tonight at Prefunk, but definitely expensive at $8.50 for a 10oz pour... Still excited to get a chance to try this one without the hassle of trading. Nonexistent white head... no lacing... the brew is darker than expected orange with the expected haze. Lactic/lemony with a smack of wheat and something that makes me think of tannic/under-ripe apricot. Body is perhaps a little thick for a Berliner, but that is a minor bitch... Well done.

3/3.5/3.5/3.25/3.5

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2014 04:03:22 | More by JohnGalt1
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2013 03:02:52 | More by acurtis
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Gilmango

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2014 17:29:23 | More by Gilmango
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Joe_Mahma

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-20-2014 20:44:41 | More by Joe_Mahma
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-18-2013 03:01:59 | More by SuyoonShin
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2014 16:21:50 | More by tbone1384
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2013 14:16:08 | More by djrn2
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wethorseblanket

California

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle.

A: Pours a hazy egg yolk (bright ) yellow with a thin (1/16") white head which fades to the rim leaving a few spots of lace.

N: Wheat, lemony tartness, fruity, citrus zest.

T: Follows nose with an mellow citrus astringency.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Lemony and wheaty finish.

O: Base beer for some of the FW sours. Standing alone, this is a bit thin and watery although there is a nice tartness but not too crazy.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 06:14:30 | More by wethorseblanket
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-06-2014 22:39:58 | More by warnerry
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-14-2014 16:54:19 | More by rowbow
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2014 03:36:54 | More by 1424IpA
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CAcker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-08-2014 03:36:18 | More by CAcker
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McNazz

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2014 15:21:47 | More by McNazz
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JayPeso

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 15:10:07 | More by JayPeso
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dar482

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-24-2014 02:57:56 | More by dar482
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layinbrix

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-19-2014 22:10:58 | More by layinbrix
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-26-2014 01:22:16 | More by Aisha
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Wowcoolman

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-26-2014 04:21:42 | More by Wowcoolman
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Bretta Weisse from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.