Weisse Weisse Baby - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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very good

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 138
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 56
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: infi on 04-26-2013

Stop! Commence the sippin' Westbrook's back with a brand new invention with this old-school German style. It'll knock you back to the '90s - the 1590s that is! Brewed with the traditional no boil method, Weisse Weisse Baby is light, tart, bubbly, and extremely delicious. Word to your mother.
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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: A nice golden color, a little hazy

Smell: My sense of smell isn't so hot at the moment but i smell wheat with a hint of lemon

Taste: I thoroughly enjoy this beer. Slightly citrusy and sweet, but super drinkable. Almost the same consistency as champagne. The carbonation helps a very mild bitterness develop as an aftertaste.

Feel: Smoooooth.

Overall: Low abv, but makes up for it with very nice flavor and drinkability. Will buy again. (454 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow and very bubbly. Nice big bright foamy head that quickly fades. Smells are floral, peachy, sour, dank raspberry, lemon, champagne, and general happiness. Taste is refreshingly tart. Bright and implosive. Texture is smooth and a little gritty unexpectedly. Carbonation is just right. This beer is pretty fantastic. (326 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a modest head that leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Rather tart, with wheat and lemon tones

Taste: Lemony, up front, with the wheat flavors building and a touch of lime arriving in the middle; finishes very dry and tart

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and a puckery quality

Overall: A very nice example of a Berliner Weisse; just so easy to drink (409 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Light straw in color, very hazy, with a thin white head that doesn't stick around for long. Significant amount of visible carbonation.

S: Tart lemony citrus, a bit funky, with wheat malt and citric and lactic acid tartness.

T: Follows essentially exactly - maybe a touch less citrus than the nose. This has serious lactic bite and acidity. In the hang, it's quite dry and the lactic tartness lasts for a few beats.

M: Light body, great champagne-like carbonation sensation, and no alcohol presence.

O: This is a pretty tasty base berliner. But it tastes like they may have added lactic acid, rather than allowing the souring to occur naturally. It doesn't have a depth or texture to the tartness and funk - but that's about all this is missing. (869 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JISurfer for hooking me up with this. 750ml into a westbrook snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden yellow color with a white finger that slowly fades. Rising bubbles maintain a thin film across the top.

The aroma is bright with a fruity lemony lactic character. A little bit of sweet smelling fresh grains like wheat and/or crackers. More smells bring a focus of fruit back in the picture thats not just lemony but also a bit like pear or apple.

The flavor is tart and lemony lactic with a bit of bready grain, somewhat cereal-like or bready/crackerish but provides a freshness about it without any supporting sweetness. Like the nose suggested, more sips bring out a deeper fruity quality like pear/apple. The apple flavor is pretty solid but never gets to feeling like cider which is a good thing.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is clean, snappy, fresh, inviting and overall very easy drinking. After having a couple different brews by Westbrook that are in the same vein as berliners per say, I can firmly state im a fan of these guys and they really know what they are doing. See also: justin blabaer, westbrook gose, etc. (1,189 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is pale golden with a thick, hissing, white head that fades rapidly. The aroma brings lemons, grass, grain. A decent amount of tartness with some acidity in the finish. Pleasant puckering mouth feel. Light in body with ample carbonation. A solid example of the style. (276 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy gold with a short-lived head of airy, crackling foam on the surface. Aromas of tart, juicy lemon, wort-like grain and wheat, and some subtle berries. Big, tart, juicy flavor...lemon, a faint cereal grain sweetness, and lime. Light bodied and effervescent with a puckering quality that leaves the gums dry. Refreshing, crisp, sour, lemony, dry as fuck. Very enjoyable sitting outside at a picnic table on a late summer evening. (440 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/29/13.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Pours with a decent head but it doesn't last.

Smell - Very green and grassy. Grain and a little acidity.

Taste - Very grainy. A little bit of citrus tang. Sourness builds. Grassy flavors are back and a little offensive.

Mouthfeel - Light with high carbonation. Not super sour.

Overall - The "green" flavor is not pleasant. Almost vegetal. (429 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to AtlCarl for sending this along in a late summertime trade, & it seems like the kind of beer that ought to be put down before Minnesota freezes solid. Big 750ML bottle, too big for my little girl hands, but not bad for holding beer.

And let us pause to appreciate the bad '90's pun of the beer (though I quizzed a couple of kids at the Great Taste about "Bo & Luke" from Against the Grain & they admitted they didn't have any idea the beer was referencing anything). Pour is sheer white gold, light enough to be mistaken for a Pinot Gris. Aroma jumps off the surface: barely green apples, lightly acidic, spicy, lemon, all sorts of wildness. For a low ABV beer, this has more layers than a head onion.

Weisse Weisse Baby is more pucker up than amber waves of grain. As with too many soured beers, the wonderful complexity of the nose gives way to a few repetitive notes plunked out on the tongue: tartness than leans into sour, long/lean wheat, drizzle of lemon. Bit low on carbonation for the style, which lowers the drinkability, too.

Dah. If the aroma was bottled, this would be a fantastic beer. As is, there's a gaping chasm between nose & mouth which leaves me wanting more. Pretty good. (1,208 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small head of white foam on a hazy, golden body. An earthy aroma of hay and barnyard with some lemon. Lots of tartness up front with notes of coriander and more funk. Finishes with lemon and pepper as well as more grassy hay. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish. Nicely done, there is a level of complexity one rarely sees in this style, though it is almost too musty and I would be afraid it might get a bit septic tasting if not consumed fresh. (464 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very large frothy head that breaks down fairly fast on a cloudy dull golden body. A lot of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and tangerine with clover and other herbs, musty grains and tangy notes. Flavor is also fairly tart and tangy but not too over done. Its is bit watery. The finish has a decent amount of wheat with candy sugar. Additional yeast, grass and pepper notes but they are mild contributors. Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. I liked this one but it doesn't stand out from others I have had. (527 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Festival in Portland.

Hazy wheat yellow-orange pale colored, light fizzy head fades quickly to nothing.

Nose has plenty of wheat, straw, little toasted cream of wheat, fermented corn, light sour apple

Taste is like apple cider, light vinegar, then more fermented corn and wet hay, grassy, yeasty, little bready and cracker crumbs, quite sour.

Mouth is lighter bod, crisp but very sour. (405 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, 3/29/13
HF wine glass

A: Slightly hazed pale yellow color. Very pale. Initially had a layer of really fizzy bright white head but it burned off completely very quickly. Ring of tight bubbles. No lacing. But carbonation seems high.

S: Really smelling the tart lactic quality right away. More sour than other Berliners I've had. Cereal grains. Lemon zest. Light citrus.

T: Burst of tartness right away. More than other Berliner. Almost bordering on sour-ish. After the mixture of tart funkiness and prickly carbonation on the tip of the tongue, blends into the wheat and cereal grains. You get touches of citrus, very light lemon. Lemon rind and zest. Finish has some of that lactic character, almost a slight creamy character (yogurt). Lingering flavor.

M: Medium bodied. (781 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Beautiful crystal clear pale straw body with minimal white micro bubble head.

S: Lots of lactic acid, moth balls, moldy wheat, coriander and salt. Aroma is similar to moldy citrus fruit you find in the back of your refrigerator.

T/M: Tart acidic organic apple juice taste. Sour citrus, wheat, b vitamins and a decent amount of funk in a light prickly body.

O: Good stuff. Simple and straight forward but refined. This was my first Berliner Weissbier and I'm anxious to try more. Another great offering from Westbrook. (526 characters)

Photo of Treebs
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle served in a Westbrook snifter. Bottled 3/29/13. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle!

A: This gushed on the initial pop so watch out. Pours a hazy peach color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. No lace is left down the glass.

S: Cracked wheat with a soft sweetness to it. Very light acidic background to it with a slight hint of cheese.

T: Slight hints of lemon grass with a sweet wheat background. Slightly tart with just the slightest hint of cheese. The mix of sweetness, tartness and funk is enough to keep everything interesting.

M: Light bodied with a high carbonation level. The finish is slightly wheat-like.

O: Light, refreshing, and bubbly. The drinkability is spot on and the flavor profile isn't far behind. Definitely enjoyed drinking this. (818 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured a slightly hazy pale golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount almost instantly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, sour, passion fruit, and subtle guava. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, sour, passion fruit, wheat, earth, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one really reminded me of cmrillo's homebrewed Berliner that he made awhile back. I really enjoyed his and now I can honestly say that I am really enjoying this one as well. The nose on this one is really nice and balanced. The flavor is more of the same, but it has just enough balance to make it really easy to drink and enjoyable as well. If you are a fan of fruited Berliners with a little more of an acidic aspect going on this one is definitely right up you alley without a doubt. (976 characters)

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Straw color with a bubbly, 3-finger, white head that dissipates almost as rapidly as it appears. No retention and no lacing. Hazy but still a ton of appreciable bubbles.

S – There’s a definite sharp lactic aroma with some grainy, cereal malt and hints of peppery yeast. I can’t appreciate fully if there are any fruit aromas to go along with the acidity, but lemon is probably the closest I can come.

T – Sour lemon and/or green apple flavors with sweet grainy, cereal malt and still a hint of peppery, earthy, and maybe coriander yeast. Not much to this one, but very tasty.

F – Light-bodied with awesome carbonation, a tart and mouth-coating feel, and a sour and slightly dry finish. Tart fruit and earthy yeast flavors linger for a short amount of time.

O – This is a nice Berliner weissbier. It’s straight and to the point; a really nice example of the style. A little bit of Brett may add some character to it, but it’s fine the way it is, too. It’s a terrific summer beer as it’s light, refreshing, and sessionable. Another nice one from Westbrook. (1,166 characters)

Photo of UnderPressure
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very clear golden yellow beer. Head and retention not so great.

Very tart/sour yet sweet aroma. Pilsner malt. Hard to decipher more than this in the aroma.

Extremely tart, puckering sour flavor at first. Followed by some sweet, malty, grainy flavor in the background.

Very highly carbonated. Light to medium bodied, with an extremely dry, tart everlasting finish. The sour and dryness is pretty harsh on the tongue, but I kinda like it.

I like how this beer is really sour, but you can also pick up a significant amount of sweet, grainy flavor from the malt. (562 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy/fizzy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of malt, citrus, and a spicy element.

T: Tasted of citrus (a bit of grapefruit), some malt, an indeterminate spice, and salt in the finish. Tasted exactly like a Berliner Weissbier should taste. Light, refreshing, and sweet.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Very enjoyable, easy to drink beer. Certainly a session beer, given its low ABV%. Drinkable. (604 characters)

Photo of tron1013
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber from the brewery. Pours a nice golden color with little lacing. Smell is slightly vinegar and some grapefruit. Taste is great, carbonation hits the tongue and provides a nice sour sensation which is delightful. Westbrook is doing some solid work with sours between this, the Old Time series and Gose. This is a great beer for a Southern afternoon doing things around the yard or anything else you might be up to. (419 characters)

Photo of zac16125
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 3/29/13

A: Pours a slightly hazy, very light pale yellow. Kind of looks like urine to be honest with you. 2 fingers width of bright white head is very fizzy like soda, and dissipates down quickly. Leaves zero lacing.

S: Wheat, a funky hay-type aroma, manure, herbaceous, very earthy. It reminds be of a country meadow on a spring day. I get effectively no tart/citrus/lactic/sour notes at all. Aromas are strong for such a light looking beer.

T: Lactic sourness is significant from the first sip. There are lots of hay, grassy herbaceous, lemongrass, and some floral notes. This is pretty funky to me as well, with manure and barnyard funk flavors throughout. I love the lactic tart sourness, but the funky wet hay/barnyard notes aren't really my thing.

M/D: Light, crisp, moderate to heavy carbonation. Drinkability is good but not great considering the light body and minimal ABV.

O: I love sour beers. Gueuze's are one of my favorite styles, Wild Ales are up there too, and I recently was blown away by Westbrook's Gose. That being said I dont think Berliner Weisse's are for me. The tart lactic components are nice, but some of the other components are really off for my personal preferences. Ive give the style a couple more tries before I completely scrap it. I will try to rate to style though. So as for this particular one, its pretty good and I think its true to style. It has some very good qualities. I don't hate it, but I dont love it either. (1,504 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Bottled March 29th 2013.

A slow decant still provides a mild cloudy hazy lemon brown brass body, with lots of cola sized carbonation. Mixed in is some small carbonation bubbles also. Head comes up large with lots of snapping sound and bright white. Settles like soda pop and falls very quickly barely leaving a thin collar.

Nose has a mild tart lemon, but a real big wheat chewy density. Hints almost at lemongrass herb also. It has a great bouquet.

Tart and peach puckering on first sip, with a light body. Chewy wheat body follows on the swallow with a great malt bread density. Citrus angle and huge fruit flavor ranging from citrus, to tropical, to even hints of berried like tart fruit on this. Carbonation seems also toned down compared to what is visible. The feel is both also light and dense.

This is quite a good tasty berliner very impressed with it, a near perfect fruity summer beer. (947 characters)

Photo of infi
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Tørst.

Light-golden pour with a fizzy and dissipating, white head. Smells of fresh wheat, light green apple tartness, and a subtle honey-like sweetness. Very clean.

Drinks incredibly well– clean, crisp, and refreshing with a nice, mellow tartness on the finish. True to the Berliner Weissbier style. Can seriously drink this without any remorse or regret, especially with beautiful weather. A beer of sessions, indeed.

Hope to come across some bottles for the summer! (489 characters)

Weisse Weisse Baby from Westbrook Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.