Ich Bin Ein Berliner
Crabtree Brewing Company

Ich Bin Ein BerlinerIch Bin Ein Berliner
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Sour - Berliner Weisse
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3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
Crabtree Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

December 24th, 2015 - On this Christmas Eve I'm treating myself to some early presents and a few beers while we wait for Santa to glide on by. Up first is the Crabtree Berliner Weisse, with a blonde hue for the body and a solid finger and a half of dense foam (reminds me of the foam erupting from the vehicle in the original Willy Wonka film.) The aroma reminds me a great deal of a super fresh hefeweizen, with banana baby food and a gentle strand of ribbon folded in. But mostly I am impressed with how fresh the aroma seems to be. The taste approximately matches the the smell, serving that fresh banana and vanilla taste on a medium-bubbly palate, and with slight acidity joining the fun. It's not overly complex, and probably less sour than I'd expect for a Berliner Weisse, but it makes for tasty drinking on this very special eve.

Feb 26, 2020
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MrBoz21 from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 22oz bomber.

Poured with fizzy white head that quickly settled. No lacing. Straw yellow with slight haze. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma: sour citrus with a bit of sweat. Not overly complex.

Taste: refreshing tang with lemon notes.

Mouth: Dry and light. Champagne like.

Overall: This is what a b-weize is. refreshing with a bit of sour. Could use a bit more complexity and I would like more sour.

May 15, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a very good beer, but i think i liked the original better from crabtree. this isn't as tart or as sour as i remember that one being, less lacto on the finish, and more grain body than the style requires. still, a delicious, low alcohol refresher thats nice with a big meal or as a thirst quencher. hazy blonde, not watery looking, but very light and pale. decent inch of white head. the nose is tart, more lemony than anything else, tart without the funk or the sour, but a nice citrusy complex over the cereal grain body that may be more than just the traditional wheat, or maybe just a ton of it. frothy feel, more body than i am used to for a berliner. as a beer i love it, but as a berliner i don't think it quite gets to the dry sour place i expect it to. good carbonation level though and still more than serviceable as a tart wheat brew.

Apr 20, 2014
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

22oz bomber with pressure cap.

Poured into Crooked Stave Tulip glass.

Appearance: lemonade yellow bodied beer that is slightly hazey. Massive 3 fingers of white head that fizzes and hisses down to a ring of white around the glass.

Smell: Slightly tart, bright, and citrusy lemons. sweet and grainy wheat malts. Light cheesey funk and yeasty notes.

Taste: Clean, bright, cirtusy, and tart lemons. Mild level of tartness. A wave of substantial wheat malts in the middle of the beer. Hint of greek yogert funk. Mineral note and a hint of yeast in the finish. As this beer gets warm, cheesy funk starts to become more prominent and makes the beer taste even better!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Crisp, clean, refreshing. bright beer. I am even getting getting some creaminess and softness imparted from the wheat used to brew this beer. Drinkability is off the charts, just as it should be based on it respective beer style. Carbonation has an aggressive tingle as it hits your tongue.

Overall: I really like Crabtree berlinner weisse, so this beer was a natural choice that would be great to try! I like this one more than the original crabtree berlinner wiess. Crabtree really makes some fantastic berliner weissbier! This beer makes me look forward to warm summer days while in the middle of a bitter cold midwest winter. Very traditional Berliner Wiessbier its almost exactly by the books.

Jan 22, 2014
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle in trade from Adam. Finally cracked this. Pours clear light yellow with a big bubbly white head that fizzes and recedes. Aroma is lots of wheat, lemon tartness, and a bit of yeasty spice. Flavor is lots of lightly sweet yet big tart lemon, definite lingering wheat finish, some yeast funk. Super light and spritzy on the palate which would definitely make this go well on a hot summer day. Super crisp finish with just the right touch of sweetness. Not usually a huge fan of the style, but this was nicely done and I could crush a lot of this. My first from Crabtree and now I'll have to seek out some of their others. Good stuff!

Jan 15, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears yellow with a mild haze. Even after a slow poor, 2 inches of foam rest atop the beer. The head hisses and fades to a thin layer within moments. The aroma offers some lemon tartness, wheat, funk. Both refreshing and tart with a nice puckering finish. Simple and clean. Lemon juice and mineral water. Certainly a solid example of the style. Tasty.

Nov 16, 2013
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a bomber purchased in Boulder, Colorado two weeks ago.

I poured the beer into a chalice.

The beer pours a golden blonde and produces a light, spritzer-like head two fingers thick.

The beer smells tart, wine-like and fruity. Fermented grapes come to mind. Mild barley notes are present as well.

The taste is mouth-puckering, tart and sour, with light citrusy notes. The beer is very light on the palate and smooth-drinking with a semi-dry ending. There are mild notes of light malt that add a bit of sweetness.

This beer would be a great sipper for summer days, but even now in the fall, I'm enjoying it for it's light crispness and tart profile. As the first beer from Crabtree Brewing, I realize I must try others.

Nov 11, 2013
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, wheat and floral notes. Tart and acidic with sweet fruit and some wheat.

Oct 27, 2013
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