Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style WeisseBeer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Texas' Saint Arnold Brewery takes a broad view of beer styles, mastering everything from traditional German-inspired recipes to big experimental creations. Together, we teamed up to brew this dry-hopped Berliner-Style Weisse. Featuring a fruit-forward hop character backed up by a snap of mild tartness, it boasts a flavor that's complex, compelling and very drinkable.


Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
299
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
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Ratings: 299 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy with a soft matte glow to it. Bone white head that reached a good height and lasts well. Good spotty lace to cling as you drink.

Nose is generous with cracker malt and tempting with both citrus and stone fruit. Do I smell peach? I think the hop they used for dry hopping must be an IPA hop. The herbal is stemmy. Stiff weeds with a light green herbal. Floral uplifts the nose but you have to wait for the beer to warm before you can notice it. The citrus is fantastic. There is a sour lactic scent on the nose and I kept trying to decide between lemon and orange. The sour makes it seem lemony.

Taste is sensational with texture although you would not call the beer complex. There is shy hop spice that has fallen onto that cracker and made it sumptuous. It rolls through creamy though because the bubble is just firm but not biting. That softer bubble also shows you the hops herbal. They are like the stem on that peach I was telling you about. There is peach on the palate. How I don't know but it must be from the dry hopping. Succulent and a bit ethereal. Finishes crisp dry and with a plenty of malt. The hops really peak in the finish and show you all of their vibrance. This beer is very fresh. Packaged on 4/18/17. Your mouth waters for the next sip and I would say this beer is well done even though I cannot say it is sharp. It has complimentary breaddiness, it's clean and no sensation from alcohol. The abv is not listed.

Cheers to Sierra Nevada and to Saint Arnold Brewing!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau tulip glass.

Look is a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is a funky horse blanket, not much of the dry hopping notable.

Taste is like a saison/ Berliner weisse blend. Funky and slightly sour.

Pretty good on a hot night.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Here comes another one of my fave beers from the Beer Camp 12 pack of 2017. Pours a slightly hazy golden colored beer, nice use of wheat and its particulate to make a visually pleasing beer with 2/3" white head. Aroma smacks of tart wheat, mild dry hopping and an almost berry like yeast contribution. Complex and straightforward at the same time.

Taste is a nice dry, tart, light bodied, well carbonated beer. Just the right amount of levity in the mouthfeel. Traditional tartness, this isn't a lactic sour wild ale masquerading as a traditional style. They went right into the berliner wheelhouse and came out with something close to tradition but with a little American spike on it. The dry hopping is subtle and far from overpowering. They ended up with a real good beer here.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy straw color with a small fizzy head.

S: Tart citrus.

T: Very lemony, including lemon-like sourness. Some wheat after the tartness subsides. Only subtle hints of hops.

F: Refreshing and light bodied. Dry finish.

O: This is my first taste of the Beer Camp Across the World pack, and so far so good. I'm sure sours aren't for everyone, but I like them and this one is really good. I might buy a few of these every summer if it was available by itself.

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Photo of thebeers
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pale straw yellow with two-and-a-half fingers of dense white head that leave thick rings of lacing.

Tart yeasty aroma with flashes of lemon and lightly floral hops. Maybe some other light citrus, soap and biscuit malt behind.

Bigger tasting than I expected. There's almost a creaminess to the feel and the taste alike. Like a lemon-orange creamsicle with fresh-cut grass (hops) thrown in; one made with real fruit so it's more tart than sweet.

This is more citrusy and even slightly more tart than most Berliners I've had, and the grassy dry-hopping is something else entirely. It's almost got a weedy quality to it, which plays off the lemon in a really interesting way.

Not traditional by any stretch of the imagination, but a very fun beer to try. Great addition to the sampler. Bottled 4/18/17.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a bright gold color with a faint haze. There is a small white head.
Tart fruit aroma. Grainy.
Tart lemon taste. A little grape. Bready background.
Light-bodied. Crisp and dry,
Good summer beer.

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Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrUse
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color is light gold with a light haziness. There's a half inch of tightly packed off white on top. The aroma is of pale wheat and faint green apple. I'm tasting pale wheat, faint green apple, and faint white grapes. The mouth is light, delicate, and crisp.

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Photo of juicebox
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden yellow in color with an off-white, finger width head that fizzes away in under a minute, giving way to a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - The aroma is mildly tart with hints of lemon and tangerine. Faint banana and... sulfur??

Taste - Lemon tartness upfront and throughout with a touch of orange. Fair mineral character hits mid-taste, including a touch of that sulfur that I picked up in the nose. Finish continues with the tart lemon flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with bitey carbonation. Goes down smooth with a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall - I'm not particularly familiar with the style so a difficult one to judge, but I will say while the tartness and body was refreshing, I didn't find the brew to be particularly complex as described on the bottle, nor was I big on the mineral quality I found with it.

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 299 ratings.
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