Berliner Weisse | Crabtree Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crabtree Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crabtreebrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An old-style German Wheat Ale with a short lactic fermentation. Light & crisp with an acidic sour bite that aims to please. Traditionally served with raspberry or woodruff syrup, but can be enjoyed wihtout.

Added by ArrogantB on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A yellower shade of pale in the glass. Some bubbles at first, but flattens out after a couple of pours. Since it's so sharp, you don't mind the lack of carbonation as much. The aroma is very faint, like sawdust, but I give it points for not smelling like vinegar.

Light bodied as you'd expect, quite tart, but not so acidic as many beers of this type. A touch of fruit, but not much funk or yeast.

While it's not memorable, it's one of the most drinkable Berliners I've had. From the 22 oz bottle.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ehammond1
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quikzoo!

Slightly hazed light golden with a moderately sized near-white head that falls away quickly.

Pleasant aroma of wheat, lemon, and slight tartness, along with a very mild cheese and earth character.

The flavor is similar, though not quite as tart as some others within the style, with lots of wheat and lemon character. There's a touch of earth as well.

Light in body with moderate to high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.

A nice berliner, and I'm very thankful I had the chance to try it.

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Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bomber, this brew has a tart aroma....lots of cranberry scents...fruit and a bit of grain. Grassy, fresh, lively, and fruity. The taste is similar. Very effervescent, with a sharp carbonation, a light heft, and a serious tartness. The cranberry flavor continues through the taste. Enjoyable and interesting.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color with a huge agressive head. The head was thin but tall, somewhat like steamed milk froth.

The smell is straw, wheat lemon, and piercing ammonia.

The lemon dominates the flavor and it has a sour tartness to it. The wheat is also front and center along with hay.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of moderate, same goes for the carbonation.

It's a pretty good beer and a nice, light, easy drinker. This would be a great summer beer, but I enjoyed it with a fire anyway.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow, hazy, with a big head of foam that doesn't last long. There is none in my glass now.

The nose is all aboot the wheat; I only sense some sort of tartness. .

I get a lemon zest and mild tartness to go with the wheat in the taste. That and a mild flavour of some kind of melon.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Nice brew. Refreshing brew.

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Photo of jfstilling
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of quirkzoo
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden-yellow with 1 finger of white head after an aggressive pour. The head recedes very quickly. It has a strong pilsner lager like smell up front with some fruity "twang" behind it. As I continue to smell to fruitiness goes to peaches, lemons, and some sour green grapes. The taste is mildly but pleasantly tart with the same balance of pilsner malt and fruity acidity. The mouthfeel is nice and light and drinkable. Overall, this is my first Berliner Weisse and I really like the light drinkability and balanced flavor with just enough complexity to keep it interesting. Definitely worth seeking out if you like the style.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: 3.25
Huge billowing foam upon pouring from a bomber, but it fades quickly and then goes flat. Only a few bubble streams apparent, but not even enough to create a ring around the outside of the glass. Hazy light yellow straw color.

Smell: 4
Funky, dank, and spicy. Smells of sour fruit and vinegar.

Taste: 4.25
Slight bite at first. Kicks right into sour apple and peach. Pretty tart and dry, then the spices and herbs come through. There is a slight vinegary flavor throughout. Slight vegetable undertones.

Feel: 3
Upper light side in terms of body. Quite flat overall.

Overall: 3.75
An ok brew. Good at first, but after getting close to the bottom of the 22 ounce bottle, I was ready for it to end. Probably wouldn’t grab one again. It needs a little more balance. Seems like heavy on the vinegar and vegetable flavors, but needs more of something. Maybe a touch of sweetness, malt, and wheat.

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Photo of pwoods
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DividedAvery

22oz. brown bomber poured into a flute.

A: Pours a very pale straw with some haziness. A bit of a fizzy head on the pour without much retention or lacing.

S: Lemony tart aroma with some white wine and green apple notes. A light musky, funky aroma with some dry leathery notes. Very subtle cereal grain.

T/M: More of the tart lemon and green apple with some more of the white wine undertones. Great tartness and refreshing dry finish. More of the muskiness and leather. Body is light with vibrant carbonation. Finishes nearly bone dry.

D: Pretty damn good Berliner Weisse. I hadn't heard of this brewery and wasn't sure what to expect with a style like this, but they've made a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of bump8628
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver. Milky gold, thin fizzled, soda-like head. Clean and lactic on the nose, doughy and crackery malt throughout the palate. Light grassiness and tartness linger on the finish. A pleasant Berliner Weisse, no doubt.

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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