White Ghost | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our tartly refreshing, kettle-soured Stone Berliner Weisse gained its orthodox sour and acidic character from a specially selected Lactobacillus strain sourced from local Berlin cultures. To ensure a properly Stone, and therefore iconoclastic, Berliner Weisse, we upped the ABV to a healthy 4.7% and hopped the beer with new German varieties, Huell Melon and Callista. This beer embodies the liveliness of summer with the fruity tang of apricots and the sweetness of ripe honeydew. Versions exist labelled both White Ghost and White Geist

Added by sokol_1993 on 01-18-2018

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love goses and recently more and more sours so when I realized that this Berliner Weisse is akin to them I was mire than glad to sample this. Especially because I love Stone and I never had anything in this vein from them.
It is basically like the "basis" of a gose without the herbs and spices, just pure sourness, like lemon juice or sour grapefruit or vinegar? It even turns into bitter in the end but that is great. I feel like Stone did hop it well, although I can't decipher tastes amongst this sourness.
I loved it, it is light, refreshing and tempting you to drink more and more. It was soon over, left me longing for more.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow, thin head and minimal lace.

Nose is slightly malty, tart, hops. Good balance, subtle. Lots of tart fruit and stone fruit come out as it warms.

Flavors are wheaty, tart. Once it has a moment to settle, it brings out some more of that sour fruit along with a balance of earthy, grassy notes.

Effervescent carb. Thin body. Crisp, refreshing l.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into Goblet. Canned February 9th, 2018.

L: Slightly hazy yellow, thin whitehead disippates quickly.

S: Slightly tart, more funky, fruit and wheat.

T: Tart, funky, fruit and wheat.

F: Light, crisp, lingering funk.

O: Not bad

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Photo of TheGent
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Kiro
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed in Germany version.

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Photo of Antyk
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it from a visit to a brewery, 12/I/18
Smell: Quite complex, sour. However, a little bit of off smell though.
Sour at first, but later full of maltiness.
Great summer brew, and an excellent interpretation of a German brew.

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White Ghost from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 9 ratings