Sour Trip - Burley Oak Brewery

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68 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Burley Oak Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: duceswild on 09-12-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by tommyguz:
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Photo of chinchill
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow-gold body; semi-durable head.
Sweet and tart aroma is exceptionally complex with hints of citrus fruits, honey, honeysuckle. Overly funky aroma, for me, but quite palatable flavor with a tart, citrus nature. ... if only it smelled as good as it tasted.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Max's

A: Hazy/cloudy. Decent lacing. Transparent tan.

S: Sour, tart, funky, and bready.

T: Tart, funky, and mellow apple cider vinegar. Interesting bready aftertaste is a first and great. Sour almost like a kvass.

M: Foamy and soft. It is quite cleansing.

O: Excellent!

Photo of fourstringer
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped 750 mL bootle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No date.

A: Hazy, dark golden body. A bit darker than the average Berliner weissbier. 1 finger coarse, clean white head. Average retention. Light lacing.

S: Champagne, white grape, cracker, lime, lemon, light musty funk, apple juice, grass.

T: Mild to moderate sour opens. There is a distinct vinous, champagne quality. Light fruity wheat notes appear and fade away. Minimal alcohol presence. Semi-dry finish and a touch drier than other Berliner weissbiers I've had. Lingering citric acid and distinct champagne linger in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with medium to light body. Bit fuller than typical for the style, but not unwelcome.

O: Solid outing. Nicely sour. The champagne yeast adds a nice extra dimension without undermining the elements of the base beer. Pretty well done.


Photo of smakawhat
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep lemon to brass yellow body, semi crystal clear, with loads of carbonation of about pinhead size. Head is bleach white, slightly fluffy making about two fingers with little retention. Solid puck on top if thin, but always sticking around and getting repopulated with this large column of bubbles. Real nice looker very neat appearance.

Excellent tartness with some real interesting esters from the yeast on the bouquet. Slightly fruity apricot and also some good malt doughy character and a hint of dense bread. Lemon tang and tartness is very much present but not overboard and well nicely accented by the other aromas. Real sense of effervescence and crispness coming off. Excellent smelling brew.

Palate comes out a first real exceptional, but then slides back into solid basics. Excellent tart front with a good malt backbone at first, mid palate washes with lemon and a bit of rindy zest quality. Tartness subsides as a bit of chewy and dense malt kicks in with a bit of bakery mild sweetness afterwards. Lighter body cut with some real crisp and playful carbonation to match, bringing a great big lemon and apricot bubbly quality to the palate. Aftertaste lingers but also gets a bit.. How should I say, slippery and sticky? Where your teeth sort of rub too much on the molars.

Overall a real nice take on a berliner, excellent job.

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the brewery

Clear straw-colored beer, with a small bubbly white head that nearly disappeared; no real lacing to speak of. Aroma of sour mash, toasted grains. About right for the style. Nice little twinge of tartness up front in the taste, lemony, quite grainy, notes of toasted bread, grape skins, cardboard. Body was light to light-medium, mouthfeel was crisp, with a little stale/grainy aftertaste, moderate carbonation. A decent crack at the style.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a slightly cloudy gold, white lacing for a head dissipates to nothing.

Grassy malt aroma with sour lemon citrus notes.

Tastes of lemon, grassy malts, and sourdough bread.

Medium body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A solid but boring berliner. This style is rapidly picking up popularity as more craft breweries try to bring it back, at least around where I travel, but this one isn't as good as some of the others I've tried. It's good, just nothing special among sours, German or Belgian.

Photo of duceswild
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Max's poured into a taster.

Light hazy yellow in color, with minimal head. Smell of slight lemon and some sourness. On the taste the lemon, citrus, and tartness notes come through. Mouthfeel is moderation, but has a dry quick finish. Would like more on the end. Overall solid offering for Burley Oak's first sour I believe.

Burley Oak's website lists this at 4IBU's and notes:
This Burley interpretation of a 16th century German style Berliner-Weisse has undergone an initial pre-boil fermentation with lactobacillus bacteria to give it it's signature dry, puckering and refreshing character. 55% of the grain build comes from wheat harvested in Snow Hill, MD, which gives this beer a full mouth finish.

Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a flute

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Some wheat and cereal grains with a nice tart lemons and lacto, with a nice, fairly subtle, tart grape/champagne that helps bring the nose together.

T- Wow, this is nice sour that is nicely balanced, the nose is nice but it really does taste great. Tart grapes, lemons, some champagne like qualities, some lacto in the finish but not too much, slightly grainy, cereal grains linger some, but in a good way, some Granny Smith apples.

M- Smooth, crisp, high carbonation.

O- An awesome sour from Burly Oak and very drinkable. This beer is well put together and tasty. Really hoping bottles of this last so I can up some more!

Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very solid sour with the champagne yeast

Sour Trip from Burley Oak Brewery
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