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Boiler Room Berliner Weisse - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Boiler Room is a light bodied but surprisingly flavorful sour wheat beer. The sourness is created by souring the wort prior to boiling and fermentation (unlike Belgian-style sours which sour during fermentation and have active bacteria in them when packaged). The nose of the beer has a light Hersbrucker hop note and a distinct funkiness. The taste is sweet malt quickly going into a tart body and finish. The sour and malt flavors balance well all the way through creating a very refreshing beverage, akin to drinking a tart lemonade or limeade. For a beer with just over 3.5%, it creates a big experience for the palate.

Traditionally this beer is enjoyed either straight or with raspberry or woodruff syrup to sweeten it (and turn it red or green, respectively).

(Beer added by: Kramerbarthomer on 03-20-2014)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip. Been looking forward to this one for a while.

Appearance: Translucent yellow, with no lacing and only the faintest head that disappeared quickly.

Smell: Sweet lager-y yeast with a nice sour, fruity wheat.

Taste: Tart lemon but not too sour, but a tad watery. Still has a distinctly grainy lager-like flavor beneath the sour. A little bit of "garbage-water" but not in a terrible way. Some of that is expected in a plain berliner, so no complaints there. This is good, but isn't wowing me.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, and not particularly dry. Sticks around a while.

Overall: A solid offering from Saint Arnold, and I'm glad we have a cheap, locally available berliner. This could probably benefit from some fruit syrup though.

05-05-2014 01:12:07 | More by WTKeene
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Boiler Room Berliner Weisse from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.