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Ching Ching - Bend Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 42
Gots: 18 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 06-17-2011)
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2.63/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.

Upon reading the description of this beer I was really very excited to try it out... Poured with a pink-tawny hue, good carbonation but light head and little lace. Smells of sweet tree fruit and citrus, not really much else, but not unpleasant. Doesn't really smell like a beer... more like a malt beverage (wine cooler). The palate is overly sweet and sour... exactly like a sweet tart (hence the description). The pomegranate and hibiscus never really come into play. The body is light with lots of acidity, limp texture.

I expect fruit infused beers to still have an authentic 'beer like' character. While I found this interesting, it reminded me more of a wine cooler and less of a fruit beer, and I am a fan of Berliner Weisse and a variety of fruit ales. Sorry, I really wanted to like it.

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Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

Pretty pink/light orange color. Thin off-white head.

Lactic character with good amounts of fruit and a bit of grain. Lemon and grapefruit would be my guess if given this blind with a bit of berry juiciness. Nice.

Moderate sour character, grapefruit and lemon flavors, a bit of lactic. Incredibly drinkable. Nice combination of juicy fruits, lactic sour character, mild grain, and low bitterness.

Thin-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. I suppose it could have used a bit more carbonation.

Incredibly tasty fruited berliner.

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Pours a light apricot color with a very thin white head that leaves some light spotting.

Smells a for sure floral but I'm not really sure what else is going on there.

Tastes are only slightly tart. A little lemon shines through with a mild herbal quality shining through every once in a while. Has an almost cider like quality.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with lots of carbonation.

Overall is really good an excellent summer offering. Glad I have another one of these.

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Appearance - Hazy pale orange with a pinkish hue. Nice white head and a thick collar.

Smell - A little floral and a bit of cherry. Grainy. Light acidity.

Taste - Fruity. Not as distinctly cherry. Lemony tang. Very grainy.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Nice sourness.

Overall - This suffered from being late in a tasting but it's clean and tasty.

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I was pleasantly suprised by this one. Sweet and fruity yet still a Berliner style sour.
A refreshing palate pleaser, oh I wish I lived in Bend.

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Ching Ching from Bend Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.