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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse - Ithaca Beer Company

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-25-2014

Cayuga Cruiser is our slightly tart and exceptionally refreshing Berliner-Weisse style ale. Mildly hazy in appearance and light in body, this beer delivers the perfect combination of elements resulting in supreme and satisfying drinkability. Whether you’re on a boat or in your backyard, this beer is the quintessential summer refresher.
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Ratings: 195 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by timmy2b:
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse from Ithaca Beer Company
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