Frederick H. | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
At his core, Frederick H. embodies some of the elements you’d expect in a Berliner Weisse-style beer, such as a tart flavor profile from lactobacillus, a hint of brettanomyces and traditionally low ABV. He gets a little racy though, and gains even more funky and earthy notes from house cultures and fermentation in our oak foeders at Bruery Terreux. After nature takes its course, Frederick H. emerges with a bright, refreshing body, palate-cleansing tartness and au naturel rawness.

Added by Keananmichael5 on 11-17-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i always like the bretty and wood aged berliner types. i think you get back a lot of the wildness that way, and in this case without sacrificing the clean natured finish of a good berliner, the bacterial sour side of this is very tidy, sour for sure, but bright at the same time. it looks a little orange tinted in the glass and kind of flat for the style, but the nose is great, with a citrusy sourness in front of everything else, a malty wheat base, and a mature woody and bretty funk that almost smells like lambic to me. the flavor is pretty dominated by the acidity at first, but as it warms i get more of the wheat and the woody. the lacto part of this is nicely done, a lot of sourness for sure, but its so clean here, and dry too. i get a lot of nuance in the latter stages too, apricot, white wine, and minerals abound, while the sourness winds it down. lots going on here in the flavor, but it definitely needs more carbonation to keep it progressing, this gets a little heavy and slow for me, especially with all the acid. cool beer though, nice to see so many of these terreux beers coming through colorado! this was on tap at the new goed zuur, well worth checking out!

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Aroma is tart, a bit malty with a hint of honey. Taste is tart, quite clean with a generic lactic/sour mash character.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear honey orange with no head nor lacing, lots of carbonation

A: Very sour, green apple tartness, vinegar, finish is very dry with green apple tartness and vinegar sourness lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish.

O: This one is on the more sour end of the spectrum, perhaps more than other berliner weissbiers I've tasted, it's very good and I'd definitely pick up another bottle, it's very drinkable and quenches the thirst very well.

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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a goblet to a bright and clear light gold topped by a half finger of dense white head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of creamy wheat, lactic tarness with a little lemon and some hints of grapes.
T: Taste is bright lemony acidity with some creamy wheat along with some slight hints of funk, The tartness really dominates on the palate but the body of the beer does play a nice supporting role. The swallow brings more tartness and creamy wheat along with a little funk and a slight hint of oak.
M: This beer is fairly light on body but I would not consider it to be watery. The carbonation is slightly prickly and the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: This is a really nice beer with some great flavors. It's a little simplistic but a little more time may have brought out some other flavors. Flavorful for the ABV and what they did with it and a quality berliner that is worth a try if you're into the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can I be objective here? This is essentially just ONE of the mistresses that lead to the undoing of my favorite berliner I hoard, Hottenroth (the other being the Frucht series). So its like trying to give an objective review of the sidechick who caused the dissolution of your BFF's marriage.

Pours yellow with slight wheat haze and a barely heftier appearance compared to Hottenroth. Good 3/4" white head on it. Aroma smacked of that wheat tartness.

Taste was sour, this is a little more amped up than Hottenroth. Not as acidic as Frucht. Not overly heavy, still relatively in the norm, even on the high side of norm, strength wise. Lemony citrus taste and mouth feel. Carbonation high and appropriate. Good wheat.

I'm not super geeked on this only because it replaced Hottenroth, the lighter, softer sister.

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