Mad Scientists Series #8: Ich Bin Kein | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by nickhiller on 02-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 9
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Always Ron's.

Appearance - Very hazy golden color. Big white head with good retention. Tons of lacing.

Light fruity aroma with a wheat characteristic.

Flavor is a bit sour but fruity, peachy. Light and drinkable. Would make a pretty nice summer brew.

Light on the palate. Smooth with a sourness that isn't too overpowering.

Overall, it's definitely not bad. Just not one of my favored styles.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local bar, trying to get as many berliner weisses I can while they are still popular. Beer is yellow, hazy, almost no head, no retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is big lactic and mild lemon, there is some sulfur in there too.

Beer is light in body, very creamy, easy drinking but lots of sulfur, probably a bit too much for it to be great, mild finish, I may have it again.

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3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/24/12 notes. Had this on tap at RFD, served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky bright orange-yellow color with one inch of fluffy white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pineapples, citrus, bready malts, grains, and light floral hops. Lightly sour but not a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, tropical fruits, pineapples, mangos, floral hops, bread, grains, wheat, and fruity malts. Taste is more sour then the nose and there is more fruit, a step up.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Good for a berlinerweiss.

o - Overall I thought this was a pretty good berliner. It's easy to drink and though it's not super sour, it's still pleasant and has some nice sour citrus and tropical fruit in the taste. Would have it again.

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3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly hazy pale yellow, almost pear color with a fairly dense small head that dissipates into a film of foam.

Aroma is sweet grain, with lemon undertones and a hint of fresh effervescence.

Flavor is initially somewhat flat, with diluted lemon juice giving way to a fairly grainy malt character that is a bit over the top for the style. The tart lemon picks up a bit in subsequent sips, with the finish being slightly peppery.

Body is on the light side, with a somewhat moderate level of carbonation that is emphasized by the sour character.

Overall, a refreshing brew, more mellow than most of the examples I've tried. Wish there was more character to counter the flat flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shedding our winter attire, that first mow of the lawn, and a reach for a Berlinerweiss- these are all synonymous with the season of spring. Ultimate refreshment, highly drinkable, crispness, and full of character- nothing satisfies the taste like this!

Hazy yellow in color, the beer allows for an elegant glow to permit beyond the suspended wheat proteins. As the beer releases a dainty and creamy foam stance, the foam and lace eventually succumbs to the sheer acidity of the beer. The effervescence of the beer causes a subtle champagne-like appearance at the onset.

Sharp aromas of citrusy lemons and limes ride just above the more subtle bready components of wheat malt. Both mouth-watering and cheek-puckering even to the nose with the tart scent entering the olfactories. Slight must and dust enters the fray with a mild grain and earth character.

As the nose promises, this Sour Wheat Ale penetrates the soft tissues of the mouth with ease. Very tart, but not overly sour the beer's lemon and lime fruitiness is somewhat nondescript, but weave into the malty bread and earthy grain taste in seamless fashion. Acidity allows for a dry malt/fruit taste that hinges on tart ciders, mild white wine vinous/white grapes, and crab apples. And then there's the underlying briny flavor that seems salty, minerally, and lightly metallic at times and seems to overshadow the cleaner lactic quality of the beer's sourness.

Very clean and crisp mouthfeel throughout, the beer shows an early and short lived creaminess as the carbonation and wheat provides an elegant softness to start. But then the acidity and carbonated prickle takes over and ushers in a bone dry finish of moderate astringency and grainy bite. A low-lying aftertaste of sour fruits ensures a clean and refreshing after palate. Alcohol warmth provides a slightly elevated effect that's not often seen in this style.

Sixpoint's experimental Berlinerweiss provides a well-deserved session of crispness and refreshment, but it leaves me wanting more lactic sourness and less brine to accompany the highly attenuative taste and texture that would suppress the grain-derived astringency and cause just a little more curiosity to the palate.

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4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 2/26/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a cloudy orangish yellow color. there is about a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some specs of lace behind on the glass. The nose starts off with some slight bready malts and an almost toasted malt aroma. There are also some aromas of wheat, tart sourness, citrus, and some other spices. The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with some light caramel and bread-like malt flavor. There is a nice bit of sour and tartness, along with some fruitiness. Also, there is some citrus, wheat, and funk. The finish leaves some lingering malt and sourness behind on the palate. This has a body that is on the lighter side of medium and lower carbonation. It goes down easy and has a really smooth feel to it. There is some slight sour, tartness, and it is a touch acidic. It has a nice refreshing quality to it. This has good drinkability. It goes down smooth and has nice flavor. It is refreshing and really sessionable. Overall, I think this is a really nice beer and a good example of the style. I recommend trying this one out. I would buy it again.

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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to DSlim71 for hooking me up with a growler of this! Poured into a tumbler, the brew appears a hazed color of mild copper. It has a look about it reminding me of fresh cider but not as dark. A finger of rich creamy head sits atop and retains better than usual for the style. As the cap fades, it leaves a webbing of spotty lace all over the glass.

The smell of this brew starts off sweet with a scent of something along the lines of caramel malt. However that caramel character fades to more of a cracker or bready type of grain as the experience continues. There is a spice aspect almost like ginger included here that really is a bit strange for the style however it is mild and blends into more of an apple/pear scent of fruit.

The initial flavor of this brew brings to mind apple cider but instead of sweet, it is mildly tart with more of a focus on apple flavor instead of sweetness. Think apple cider vinegar but without the sharp acidity, it is very mildly tart with a pleasant flavor of pear mixed in with apple skins. The aftertaste has a bit of caramel malt sweetness that really accents the fruity flavor. At times, a bit of the alcohol is felt augmenting the focus on fruity flavors but it is not distracting. The increased focus on malt/fruit draws out almost a buttery flavor in the aftertaste which I dont totally dig.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is clean and easy drinking. There are some things going on in this brew that have me scratching my head. Perhaps I am being a little rough on the brewer here but this is my favorite style of beer and I am missing a lot of what I typically look for in this style. There was a little too much focus on malt which transcends not only from the visuals but also into the smell and taste. The tartness was very one-dimensional and cider-like, it just doesn't come across like lacto to me. It should be noted though that I did really enjoy the crispness and grainy character of it. I would have no problems drinking multiple glasses of this. However, as far as berliners go, this one needs a little reworking.

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2.51/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy golden amber color with a layer of creamy off white color that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt and not very tart smelling. I'm getting some floral honey.

Taste: Some tartness but this one is too malty and not crisp enough. The malt is a bit buttery in the finish. Not a fan.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Way too malty and weird. Can't say that I would want any more.

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1.5/5  rDev -57%

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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC; all data to add this beer came from the bar's beer list.

Pours cloudy orange color with a small white head that faded quickly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of apricot, yeast, grains, funk, light caramel, sweet malt and fruit like apple or pear; it's funky and sour, but not in a bad way.

Tastes funky and like it smells, with apricot, yeast, grains, funk, light caramel, sweet malt, fruit like apple, grapes and/or pear, and wheat or grass; the funky-ness and fruity-ness seem to offset each other, and while this doesn't taste great it's somehow very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with very mild carbonation, a medium body for this style and an almost watery feel.

Overall it was an odd beer, but I liked it, so I will have to try it again. If this was a science experiment then it worked, as this started out smelling off and tasting unusual, but the more I drank, the more it settled in, and then it started growing on me. Again, it was odd, but oddly enjoyable and seems to be on par for the style. It went down easy enough, and the ABV is so low that a session of this beer is likely the best way to judge it.

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