Against The Grain / Blue Stallion Brewing Co. BerwynnerWeisse - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by barczar:
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Initial try without woodruff.
Pours a cloudy lemon with fizzy ivory head that dissipates to nothing.
Musty basement Brett character dominates. Wheat, sulfur, and lemon accompany. Smells funky!
Flavor reveals a tart lemon character sharpening up a bed of earthy Brett and malt. The tartness is dominant, which is very welcome and often missing in attempts at the style.
Body is moderate, but very high carbonation lightens up the mouthfeel.
More funk in aroma than flavor, but an extremely refreshing beer. Good job, guys!
03-16-2014 19:34:53 | More by barczar
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3.34/5 rDev -6.7%
The bottle opened up with a gushing rush of spray. It had been stored well but it exploded upon opening. The pour produced copious amounts of fizz with a body of cloudy but bright shiny yellow.
The nose was of green peas....one of my least favorite aromas. I did catch some pear, phenols and cardboard but the peas were prevalent.
Surprisingly, the flavor missed any of the scents and instead had a tart, lemony, sour, gamey and salty taste. All these mixed with a spriteness and cider like feel.
I don't know how to perceive this but ultimately the taste was good. Just keep your nose out of the glass.
04-08-2014 00:33:46 | More by KYGunner
3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured into a Duvel tulip, it's a pale pastel canary gold, with the yeast poured in it becomes the color of a brownish pear. Ample carbonation on the first pour, the second was relatively meager. Thin ring around the edge with a threadlike halo of spotty lace around the edges of the glass.
Initial aroma was sulfuric and off putting. Later that seemed to blow off somewhat and there was some lemony white grape tartness present, though an undercurrent of sulfur and funky yeast persisted.
Taste was a little earthier that most Berliners, a bit of a turned soil note in the aftertaste, alongside the typical lactic sour bite. Body was light, and it was fairly drinkable. Not a big fan of the sulfur smell, it's an off note and not welcome in a Berliner Weisse. Despite that, it was a fairly good Berliner.
05-17-2014 21:25:24 | More by emerge077
3.58/5 rDev 0%
22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with a half inch white head that didn't stick around too long. There isn't much if any lacing at all. The brew smells like wheat, lemon, hay, and unfortunately sulfur which was very noticeable. Luckily I didn't have any issues with the taste! It tastes like wheat, lemon, green apples, and some mineral flavor. It's a tart and tasty brew. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's refreshing and easy to drink, and is well carbonated. Other than the aroma, I thought this was good. Definitely worth a try if you come across a bottle.
07-03-2014 23:39:36 | More by bluejacket74
3.91/5 rDev +9.2%
A: Pours a very hazy pale straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint amounts of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to just the smallest patch of extremely thin film that continually fades and refreshes itself with an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.
S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat and a moderate amount of lemon citrus which seems to get stronger as the beer warms up. Smells quite tart. Hints of hay/barnyard and just a touch of lactic sourness.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat with a moderate amount of tart lemon citrus. That is followed by light flavors of earthiness and hay along with a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of lactic sourness.
M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate to heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.
O: Easy to drink and refreshing, especially for a warm summer evening here in NC. A nice representation of the style and definitely one that I would enjoy again.
07-11-2014 01:04:53 | More by dbrauneis
3.79/5 rDev +5.9%
Loving what's going on with Kentucky's most adventurous "wild" ales- Against the Grain brings their new-found fascination with the taste of tart to the German table with the likes of Blue Stallion Brewing Company. Its culmination settles in the world of classic wheat beer with a sour demeanor- this Berlinerweiss-style ale is remarkable in its resolve of both brewing companies.
As BerwynnerWeiss pours with a hazy-bright canary-type yellow. As a champagne-like exuberance fuels a fluffed white head, its retention is squeezed in rapid fashion but finally simmers with a light stew of creme-like foam. With no real attention to lacing, the ale's foam succumbs to its acidity beneath.
A quick sniff shocks the senses with its immense lemony tang. Of course there's the underpinning of cracker, thin wafer and stale bread, but the creep of tartness overcomes its sweet malty upstart with ease. As the scent of lemon and lime grows, earthen cellar, cork and sea air grows into an melange of sour-patch candy, barnyard straw and hay. Its musty-tart scent is mouthwatering even before the first sip is had.
But that tart character kicks into hyper-warp as that acidity hits the tongue. Quickly outlasting any early bready-sweet flavors, the quick middle palate insists on the tangy sourness of lemons and limes with little else playing any part. Earthy flavors of mineral, salt, game and mushroom gain gravity as the ale trails with a briny finish of must, weathered wood and leather.
While its complex, yet effortless complexities are pondered, what transpires underneath is an early creaminess that turns dry quickly. Acidic, sharp and pungent- its effervescent texture sheds any bread or sweet influence and favors champagne-type dryness late. Light warmth and a return of wheat remind the tongue that an ale just passed its presence.
I rather like this collaborative ale quite well. It's a classic Berlinerweiss ale even though its sharp lactic sourness is a little tame for the style. Its earthy "gamey" aroma and taste is a bit lambic-forward, as those from Northern Germany are much cleaner and crisper with less earth influence.
03-24-2014 05:44:25 | More by BEERchitect
Against The Grain / Blue Stallion Brewing Co. BerwynnerWeisse from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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