DeSoto - Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Refreshing and tart. Made with Bohemian pilsner malt, white wheat, and Mt. Hood hops.

Napolean himself dubbed the Berliner Weisse Ale the Northern Champagne.

You will create your own endless summer with a pint of our DeSoto Berliner Weisse Ale brewed with raspberries.

6.2 IBU

(Beer added by: macrosmatic on 10-21-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at House of Brews, Jensen Beach. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange with a hint of peach when held up to the light. Nice white head. Retains pretty well.

Smell - Lots of raspberries. A little bit of grain behind it, but mostly raspberry.

Taste - Raspberry, but it's more blended into the grain. No sweetness. A tiny bit of acidity. Lingering raspberry flavor.

Mouthfeel - Heavy for a berliner and not sour at all.

Overall - Decent fruit flavor. Not a great berliner base.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an orange color that has as light pinkish hue to it. Head was mostly white, but again with a slight pink hue. Aroma was slighty wheaty, with subtle raspberry sweetness, some funk and just a kiss of tartness. Taste is less tart, almost not tart at all, with hints of raspberry sweetness and grainy wheat notes. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing. Ample carbonation.

Overall, its just a boring interpretation of the style. There's nothing particularly bad a out it, but there's nothing overly good about it.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DeSoto pours out a pink-tinged golden color with a large head and huge amounts of carbonation. The aroma is sweet and tart, with the raspberries really ruling the nose. Unfortunately, there's a bit of a burnt rubber aroma here as well. The taste is really, really strong on the raspberries. There's a bit of the characteristic tartness and acidity I come to expect from the style, but the strong wheat on the finish gets rid of any hint of tartness as quickly as it appears. The mouthfeel is light and extremely carbonated - the carb level is honestly soda-like and a bit too much for me. The drinkability is great. Overall, this is a solid beer that, besides a touch of tartness, is really more of a fruited wheat beer than what I come to expect from a Berliner Weisse. Still tasty though.

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DeSoto from Pensacola Bay Brewery
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