Frederick H. | The Bruery

Frederick H.Frederick H.
BA SCORE
77%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 61 ratings
Frederick H.Frederick H.
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
Ranking:
#8,662
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
61
Liked:
47
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
9.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutBruin2
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An absolutely tremendous entry in the style. Nails the clean sour beautifully. Carbonation and mouthfeel are spot on. Slight orange peel on the palate.

 151 characters

Photo of dvmin98
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

 1,005 characters

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

 549 characters

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2pux
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/27/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to nothing fairly quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, oak, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of pepper, musty/leathery funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, peach, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, oak, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of pepper, musty/leathery funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, peach, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, funk, vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance. Lightly puckering, but not astringent on sourness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a smooth, acidic, fairly tannic, and lightly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; despite the moderately strong acidity/sourness. This appears to be pretty similar to Hottenroth; but with more intense flavors and lactic sourness. A really enjoyable offering.

 1,844 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Frederick H. from The Bruery
Beer rating: 77% out of 100 with 61 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.