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Zulu - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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74
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 16.51%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 03-23-2013)
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 13:31:31 | More by stakem
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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.

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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.

Cheers.

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Zulu from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.