Cucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Cucumber Ginger Berliner WeisseCucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #15
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,182
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.96%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
77
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Cucumber Ginger Berliner WeisseCucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse
Notes: Sour wheat ale fermented with house cultures, & conditioned on cucumbers & fresh ginger
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3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale straw color with no head except for a very shy minuscule film.

Taste is like toasted cracker with an almost roasted-esque cucumber that's a little smokey or earthy with a hint of salt and funk that makes this closer to a pickle without the dill. The funk that is present has a gruyere essence, and a little spice of ginger comes up in the finish, but not much. As it warms I get some lemon and mixed nuts.

Mouthfeel is slick and round, thick at the top of the palate, but thinning at the swallow with a tart, slight sting and a semi-dry, sticky finish.

Smell is crisper than taste, with cracker, and a lighter funk and cucumber than the flavor exhibits. The nose comes across as more refreshing than it turns out to be on the palate. There's also a dash of lemon on the nose.

In April 2018, this was much better after time. I found it a lot more enjoyable than when it was first bottled--cleaner and brighter, more expressive and tart, but less distinct cucumber and ginger character.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Aug 14, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at JO's

Pours a pale clear straw color with a small foamy white head. Smells of ginger, lemongrass, toasted wheat and light funk. Tastes of clean fresh cucumber up front, followed by spicy ginger, lemon peel, toasted wheat and some lactic tartness, finishes dry with more wheat. Light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. Outstanding Berliner with unbeatable drinkability

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Aug 11, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Tons of cucumber and lemons, like a salad dressing. Super refreshing. A total surprise, when it comes to style, from Jackie O's.

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Marius from Netherlands, Jun 22, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

EBF sample pour. Poured a hazy yellow color. Strange collection of ingredients in an eclectic style. I honestly thought it sounded terrible but had to try it. I must say I surprisingly loved this beer. The aroma had some mellow sourness to it. The cucumber and ginger are sneakily a great combo and they are both very aromatic. The flavor is absurd. It starts off tart with some graininess followed by incredibly fresh and natural tasting ginger and cucumber. They work so well together. The flavors are refreshing as they linger in my mouth. Easily the biggest surprise at the Extreme Beer Fest this year.

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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts, Mar 22, 2015
Cucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 77 ratings