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 2beerdogs
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dikfour
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 sporklift87
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Stillmakingnoise
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of quine
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Robloc303
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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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Photo of ktenneydenver
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Tone
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, gold/straw color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of lemon, hops, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of coriander. Mouth feel is very sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness and tartness. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight yeast, slight hops, and a slight pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and feel.

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of IllicitEloquence
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of davidgsmit
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of unclejazz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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