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Berliner Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

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85
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-16-2014)
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Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy blonde color berliner weisse with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes is a bit one-dimensional. Taste is also dominated by simple tart notes with light wheat malt also noticeable. Body is light with good carbonation. Easy drinking Berliner with limited amount of complexity.

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A: Poured from a .5 L bottle into a pub glass. Head quickly fades (like a soda) with almost no retention or lacing. Looks flat in the glass after a while. Very light in color--about as light as it gets. Like lemon juice. Even if you swish up all the yeast from the bottle conditioning, it gets cloudier, but actually whitens the brew.

S: Nice nose. Refreshing, with lots of citrus and especially lemon. Slight hints of yeast and wheat. Smells really fresh and clean.

T: Tasty, tangy, and thirst quenching. Very light in flavor. Some hints of coriander, but none was added to the brew that I know of. Wheat is subdued and this is one crisp, tasty lager. Moderately tart, with a sourness that reminds one of a gose.

M: Very light bodied and juicy. Goes down very easy. Lack of head is a detriment, but the carbonation is there--light, but prickly. Again... like a soda. Not that this is a bad thing.

Overall:
I imagine this is the mutant offspring of a German hefeweizen and an exceptionally light pilsner. There are reasons to be underwhelmed here: being both headless and body-less, lacking in dimension and complexity. But there's also so much to love: the crisp, lemony, wheat-kissed, joy that is as refreshing and delicious as it is lacking in depth and character. A great choice in summer or for pairing with lighter fare.

I haven't had many Berliner weissbiers, but I dig this. Sour beers are trendy right now and so much focus (and some pretension) is being given to Belgian examples that it's a really nice change of pace to embrace Germany's sour styles. Not my favorite of the bunch, but one I wouldn't hesitate to grab when available.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a milky murky golden yellow, with a very small film-like head, and not much lacing.

Smells mildly sour and tart, with some wheat bitterness and grass.

The taste is similar, but not nearly as tart or sour as I would've hoped. It's also a bit watery. There's a very small amount of lactic acid, some sour wheat flavors, a bit of wheat bitterness, and some grassiness. Very little hop or malt flavor, just sorta watery, as I said.

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Berliner Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.