Weiss Trash Culture - New England Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to the gorgeously avatared-up tectactoe for this little can, that sat ignored from our last trade until these evening when I need a palate/tonsil/intestinal cleanser. I nominate this can. Don't let me down, weiss.
The pour is yellow light enough to give hydrogen a run for its money with hard-charging carbonation. Nose reminds me of the Lemon Pledge I cleaned the dashboard of my car with this morning mixed with freshly mown grass...not that I'm likely to smell that for months. Light tartness provides the bones.
Weiss Trash Culture is a lovely colored water, er, beer for the ABV. Tartness humps up, but there are light, airy tastes of lemon, wheat, grass, green apples that give it flavor to go with the mild pucker. Very lively in the mouth & I could see putting a couple of these down on a hot day...not that I'm likely to see one of those for months.
Overall this is a good, solid berliner. I could see heaving these cans at targets floating down the Apple River fifteen years ago. OK, twenty. Well made beer for the cheery days of summer... not that Minnesota is likely to see that anytime soon.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2014 03:55:04 | More by maximum12
4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Half inch bone white head bright light yellow/peach. Some small flecks of lacing line the glass. Collar throughout.
Smells of lemon grass, possibly some hay.
Lemon notes, pale malts. Very balanced. Yum, would love a case of this on a sunny summer day.
Perfect carbonation for a Berliner. Medium-low mouthfeel.
Extremely drinkable. Really really enjoyed this one, even at below freezing temperatures. Thanks a bunch woosterbill!
Serving type: can
01-10-2014 02:14:21 | More by Duff27
4.04/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into HF "fest" stemmed wine glass. Thanks Kyle (kfernandez3) for the hook-up.
A- Pours a clear golden with a slight head that forms and recedes to a flat top. Fairly minimal but consistent carbonation.
S- Strong wheat base with a nice lacto presence, with hints of tart grapes and wet hay. Nice clean nose with decent aroma strength, not a ton going on but a nice simple pleasant aroma for a non-fruited berliner.
T- Tart lacto cuts through a thin wheat base, notes of tart white grapes, hay, and wheat. Fairly simple base with nice subtle complexitites and a nice level of lactic acidity.
M- Light, on the acidic side, nice level of carbonation, once you get past the acidity it's fairly easy to drink.
O- This was a nice simple, standard berliner weiss. I'd love to see NEBCO put some fruit in this at some point, it might also be interesting to try again with some fruited syrup added. Overall it's nothing that I would go crazy for but if you are into the style then and don't mind a little acidity it is definitely worth the try.
Serving type: can
01-05-2014 20:34:37 | More by jaasen64
3.91/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
The CANQuest (TM) is honored to have received a CAN of this beer for inclusion and regrets the delay in reviewing said beer. I am awash in CANs and bottles currently, hence my lack of trading in recent memory.
The approved picture does not do justice to the shrink-wrapped label on the CAN, whereupon are depicted a white trash couple, he smoking a cigarette while wearing lederhosen and an alpine hat with feather and cupping his pregnant wife/girlfriend's belly. This family portrait takes place outside of their trailer home (# 668) as their three-legged dog looks on nervously. Ha!
From the CAN: "Berliner Weiss Style Soured German-style Wheat Beer [undersigned] Chris L[? and] Matt M[?]".
The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and the inverted Glug released a sour, cheesy odor into the air. I had a brief finger of bone-white head that fizzed its way out of existence very quickly, almost like pop. Color was a cloudy, light-yellow (SRM = 2) and the serving wench in her drindl wanted to know "Mit Schuss?" "Nein, fraulein," I replied, "Schuss ist scheiss!" I like my beer unadorned. Nose had a sharp lemony tartness and my mouth puckered at the thought of what was to come. Mouthfeel was sort of thin, not watery, but not much to the body, either. The taste was tart, not sour, with a definite lemon-like flavor as part of the assault. Finish was a big "Wow!" as the tartness just seemed to explode in the back of my throat. It was definitely refreshing and would be much better on a hot, humid day in the summer. Still, it was very cleansing for my palate and left me ready to Crack open a CAN of something else.
Serving type: can
12-22-2013 14:37:07 | More by woodychandler
4.64/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12oz can into a Duvel tulip. When I submit this, I will have reviewed every single active beer from NEBCO. Support your local brewery!
A: Clear pale gold body under an inch of fine, fizzy white head that settles fairly quickly into a patch cap and leaves light lace. Quite nice for the style.
S: Dry, tart, and biscuity. The lacto dominates, with the wheat malt providing a substantial background note. As it warms, distinct peach and tangerine aromas begins to peek through along with moderate, dry earthiness. Fantastic.
T: Juicy tartness up front, followed by solid bready maltiness in the middle, and finally an enormous wave of fruity sourness and dry, earthy funk. The aftertaste is puckeringly sour and bone dry, despite some sweet-tart-like candied fruitiness lingering. Seriously delicious, although almost painfully sour - I can feel a dull ache under the back of my tongue. Wow.
M: Smooth and surprisingly substantial with light carbonation. The adjective unctuous comes to mind, but in a good way, since a little bit of viscosity helps keep the sourness from being too abrasive. Definitely not what I was expecting, but I love it.
O: This is just an awesome beer in every way. A brewery-only Berliner in a can? Awesome. Off-the-charts-low pH? Awesome. Balanced, complex, and intense flavors? Punny, multilingual name? Awesome. Hilarious label with a three-legged dog? Awesome. Only $2.50/can, and available long enough for me to buy two cases? Awesome.
Serving type: can
09-26-2013 02:03:51 | More by woosterbill
Weiss Trash Culture from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.