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Craftsman Angelino Weisse - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Craftsman Angelino Weisse
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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kevanb on 11-22-2011

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 49
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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ehammond1
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazy golden straw in color with a moderately sized near-white head that doesn't leave much stick to the glass. Pretty and appropriate for the style.

Pleasant aroma combining lemon, mild wheat and grain, and a distinct fruity acidity.

The flavors combine together remarkably well, with lots of bittersweet, authentic, lemon character, wheat and grain, and lots of powerful sourness. This is far more sour than a typical berliner.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

This isn't at all a typical berliner, with a fairly high ABV for the style. That being said, it's downright delicious and incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of sourdog
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Hozat
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer appeared a hazy lighter orange with extremely thin head, white. I blame this on the pour as the beer was filled to the top of the glass. The beer gave off a slight sour aroma, almost not even one. The beer has a very interesting sour taste to it, not your typical taste for the style. The beer had a lighter feel, it was smooth and had good carbonation. Overall, very interesting and one that I would like to try again.

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Photo of nataku00
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Berliner Weisse especially bc it's higher in alcohol and more sour than most every other in the style

Berliner Weisse is usually the session style sour but this us full on face pucker

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of outoffocus
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

The beer is a hazy golden color with a thin white head. A very strong lemon aroma followed by nearly as much banana. Some fairly strong vanilla and maybe a bit of butterscotch. A hint of wheat and straw on the finish. As with the aroma, really heavy on the lemon and banana. Some straw, wheat, and grass give a touch of depth and complexity. I would have preferred a little less sweetness.

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Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely sour but the firmer body and bigger style give this more drinkability. Kind of a dry pineapple flavor. Cloudy amber in the tall tulip. Pleasant fruity tang. Nice hint of hefeweizen maltiness to take some of the edge off. Tastes more like a dry cider after tasting for a while. More inviting than average for the style to those of us not worthy.

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

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Photo of sheenisgod
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So it's not very berlinery, but it's a damn good sour. Highly recommended. Pale hazy, tart lemon, granny apple and grape skins. Citric acid presence, delicious and juicy. Again, damn good.

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Photo of abrethanson
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the Crow Bar

Appearance - thick golden yellow (ochre) haze. Cloudy but consistent. No head on pour.... amateur?

Smell - tart. More fruity than citrus.

Taste - tart tart tart like a traditional Berliner Weisse but not over powering and fairly well balanced. A lot of citrus - orange, lemon. A tad farmhouse funk and wheat. Citrus rind bitterness comes through on the back end. The abv is hidden well.

Mouthfeel - heavily carbonated and acidic.

Overall - Good take on the style. Was told it was sour, but tasted more tart. Extremely refreshing, sessionable, and balanced enough for the novice / casual drinker. A great beer on a sunny afternoon picnic.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is ridiculously funky and wild with sweaty socks and cheesy aromas. Kind of gross to be honest. Taste is much better however but is also very funky and wild with a lactic acid quality to it. This beer has a light carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aroma is tough to get over.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had in a taster at the Bruery Provisons store in Orange. Poured in a 2 oz tulip glass.

A- No head, no lacing. Clouded orange-yellow coloration. Little carbonation.

S- Light smell. Buttery. Light fruits, like lemons. Sour.

T- Extremely sour lingering flavor.

M- Light and little carbonation. Very clean finish.

O- Wasn't expecting such a sour beer. Quite a surprise. Enjoyable!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Library Ale House in Santa Monica, CA. Tulip glass.

A- Hazy straw-yellow body, one finger white head with fair retention time. Nice medium-thickness film and collar persist; certainly is reasonably carbonated. Splotches of lacing.

S- Lacto yogurt acidity, green apple tartness, wheat, stone fruit. This smells quite acidic for a Berliner Weisse. Smells nice and refreshingly tart overall.

F- Lactic acid, wheat base, lemon and citrus tartness. Less of the green apple character, but still some stone fruit like in the nose. Quite tart and refreshingly dry on the backend as well.

M- Medium bodied, slightly thinner but certainly not lacking depth. Nice carbonation, slightly prickly. Tart lemons on the backend with a clean dryness.

O- Pretty nice Berliner Weisse, quite lactic and tart with a good bit of complexity and a nice drinkability. I enjoyed this one and I think it would be even better on a hot day on the Santa Monica beach.

Final score: 3.96

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