Zulu - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 03-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of KTCamm
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill, special rotating tap.

Zulu. Dirty gold no foam. Wheat citrus nose. Apricot too. Tart light taste, very light, not much body to speak of. Tangy. Light bodied. Almost no carbonation. Light summer brew.

Was ok, nice to taste and sample. 325 3535 3 325

Photo of stakem
2.74/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to eagles22 for gifting me with a few bottles of this. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip, the brew appears a hazed pale golden color with a finger of white froth that fades to a thin film. A swirl revives a half finger and produces some spotty lacing effect on the glass.

The nose opens up a bit strange like sweet grain/wheat blended with corn and a hint of sulfur. More smells reveal a bit of fruit like pear and a sort of spice comes out smelling like clove/banana reminescent of saison ot weizen yeastiness. As it warms up, a slight lemony essence emerges that is quite enjoyable and more in line with what I expect for a berliner.

The flavor includes quite a bit of sweet residual grainy quality. A bit of wheat imparts almost a flavor of straw/hay blended with corn and sulfur. Some of that previously described saison or hefeweizen yeastiness emerges with a mild flavor of clove and banana with a hint of pear/apple towards the back. Just like the nose, as it warms up a mild lemony tartness emerges like you would expect as the leading character in a berliner instead of this afterthought/subtle note.

This is a light bodied brew with a light to modest amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking and a nice summertime sessionable brew. However it falls a little short of what I expect in a berliner. I knew nothing about this brew prior to being gifted some bottles and I appreciate the opportunity to try it. However, I get the feeling a weizen or saison yeast was used as the primary yeast strain and that just doesnt work here. For a first attempt at the style, it isnt bad. I would be very excited to see weyerbacher attempt this style again with a different approach.

Photo of TheLostGringo
1.79/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

a 12 oz. bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: A Hazy straw color with a thin 1/4 inch head from a aggressive pour.

S: A bit like cereal with some faint lemon notes but faint.

T: Boring as hell, perhaps a little grassy, again some faint lemon, but certainly not enough to be interesting.

M: Very thin, weak.

O: Like drinking water, a complete waste of time.


Photo of Knapp85
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured out as a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that faded into nothingness. No lacing or retention left on this one. The smell of the beer gives of some notes of citric acids and some subtle malt. The taste of the beer has a nice tart flavor to it but it's not overwhelming or punishing to the taste buds at all. The flavors are sessionable and very easy going. The mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and refreshing. Overall this beer is going to be something you may want to hold on to till the warmer months come along. I feel this beer will be much better on a really hot day.

Photo of mattafett
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first review.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Red's Alehouse Tulip. Got this as an extra in a trade from New Jersey. Poured a bit hazy, but it was a nice straw color. The aroma was instantly identifiable as a Berliner, which is a style I enjoy. The taste was a bit "wheat y" for me, as I prefer a bit more tart. But not so bad that this was not enjoyable. In fact I would keep this in my fridge if it was readily available here. A really nice beer.

Photo of DIM
2.1/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a: This was a cloudy, dark straw color. It was served to me with a thin, soapy head

s: Mild grains with hints of lemon.

t: I'm surprised by how bland this is. Faint musty lemon and some stale tasting grain.

m: Surprisingly still.

o: I haven't had many examples of this style, but this lags far behind the few I have had. This wasn't the tart, refreshing treat I hoped it would be.

Zulu from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.