Berliner Weisse | Crabtree Brewing Company

Berliner WeisseBerliner Weisse
BA SCORE
83.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 125 ratings
Berliner WeisseBerliner Weisse
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
Ranking:
#5,081
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
125
Liked:
104
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
9.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
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 jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.72/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Comes in hazy yellow similar to a hefeweizen, cloudiness all over it. The head was bright white and just under 1/2".

The aroma kicked substantial phenols, this really seems to be a belgian/german hefe masquerading as a berlinner weisse at this point, the yeast is driving everything here.

Taste kicks down some spice rack, more plastic phenols, tartness and wheat body are just enveloped by the yeast. This beer is dominated by something that should not be.

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Photo of orangesol
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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 akolb
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins.
Aroma has prunes, tartness, yeast
Tart and complex taste, dry. A great sour beer, incredibly refreshing and easy drinking.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dikfour
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy yellow straw in color. Thick creamy white head dissipates quickly. No carbonation or lacing.

Smell: Wheat and lemony tartness. A subtle banana ester.

Taste: Bright fruit-forward malt up front. Followed very closely by a perfectly tart lemon flavor cut by a mild honeydew melon quality. Finish is a continuation of lemony tartness and a rounded yeasty warmth.

Feel: Medium-light body with an off-dry finish. Yeast creates a bit of creaminess. Good acidity but it could be better.

Overall: Certainly indicative of the style. Far more complex and supremely balanced than I was expecting. Evolves through out the sip and as it warms. A must try.

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Photo of joshstl
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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 sporklift87
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of quine
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Robloc303
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Poured from bottle into bowl glass. No head on the pour, bubbles go away in an instant and very little fizz there after. Nose has nice citrus, orange and bread yeast. For being filtered and so clear, the flavors were quite surprising. Very tart and sour to begin with a nice lemon and wheat flavor, but the flavors seem to disintegrate the longer you let it sit. Nothing too special, but I would drink another.

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Berliner Weisse from Crabtree Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.2% out of 100 with 125 ratings
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