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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse - Ithaca Beer Company

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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style WeisseCayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-25-2014)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very light haze. Very pale straw color. The head whipped up great. Looked awesome for about fifteen seconds, then it almost completely deflated.

Grassy wheat malts, lemon, some yeast phenolic aromas with medicinal notes, and a smidge of light smoke. Nice.

Standard weisse flavors of light wheat, tangy lacto tartness, lemon, and there's some more added phenolics. Not as grassy as the nose, but those herbaceous qualities are there. Thin-bodied, with a good combo of carbonation rustle and esophagus tartness sting. More acidic feeling than it is sour. Likeable.

thecheapies, May 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: honey, wheat, pear, and yellow apple

Taste: wheat, pilsner malt, faint pear and lemon

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, super light bodied, sweet with a moderate amount of tartness

Overall: I really enjoyed this one and think it is one of Ithaca's better beers. Super sessionable. It tastes like a good pilsner mixed with a Berliner Weiss. Nice, light, and refreshing.

tigg924, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Janeinma, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

dogfishandi, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

butters_mcgee, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale golden straw color pours with an effervescent white head, nice looking Berliner Weiss here folks. Even fine speckled lacing looks great poured into a flared chalice. Aromatics bring out tart lemon notes, slightly chalky yeast components, and some yogurt like lactic notes combined complexity into a refreshing summer release from Ithaca brewing company. Clean bright tartness, refreshing chalky yeast component, lacks any off putting phenolics which is a good thing. Lemon, tartness would work perfect with some cilantro spiced pico de gallo mahi mahi fish tacos. Mouthfeel finishes dry like the backend of the sour scale of a Warhead/sour patch kid candy, carbonation is moderate rolling cleanses the palate with the nice bone dry finish. Overall a quality version of an under served style, more summer refreshers slightly sour and funky works for my palate.

WVbeergeek, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ianjsullivan, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It certainly has the cloudy, pale gold color I would expect, and while it could be a little more of the white gold color the best tend to showcase, it's close. The head is bone-white and seems to be both fluffy and a bit spritzy. It almost reaches one finger and falls to a strong layer topping the beer and laving pretty good lacing behind.
It is sour and tart in the nose, though not with quite as much pungency as the greats. Some pale malts and dry wheat notes keep it in a good range for the style.
The sour, tart and bitter hit the back of the tongue more strongly than one might expect, and it hits the tip of the tongue pretty sharply as well. I would prefer for the flavor to last a bit longer, but it fades just a little sooner than it should. There's a little linger in the back, and it puckers a little before softer notes come in.
It's soft and fluffy on the tongue but not exactly crisp. The acidity hits nicely but it a touch brief.

Brenden, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

dhmxray, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Griffith, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Sammy, Sep 08, 2014
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socon67, Jun 20, 2014
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Betajeff, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

chrishiker1409, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

zimm421, Jun 01, 2014
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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse from Ithaca Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.