German Sparkle Party | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
10barrel.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-03-2013

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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 36
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

the sour stuff from these guys has been hit or miss for me, and this one is a bit of a miss. i think a lot of their quick sours have a cheesy element along with the bacterial sourness that isnt bad, but really doesnt belong in a beer like a berliner, which is meant to be far cleaner than this is. not much head either, given the name, pee yellow in color, moderate haze. aroma is very acetic, acidic, vinegar notes, white wine, green apple, sweet wheat. the souring has been allowed to run a little too warm or a little too long or both, which is where some of that tannic sharpness likely comes from. the flavor isnt bad, oddly sweet from the grain, honey, kind of neat, but its a real vinegary sour profile and i dont love it. this one will have its fans i am sure, but its a little sour for me, and sits funny in the belly as a result. i do love the bubbles, which arise on the tongue very strongly and make this move despite it looking kind of flat in the glass. i think these guys do better work with their house ale yeast than anything else. this is a little amateurish, but its cool they are working on these types of styles...

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Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Growler picked up from Chuck's Hop Shop in Greenwood, Seattle a few days ago. Tasted 13 June 2015.

Pours crystal clear medium golden-orange. One finger of big-bubble white head, gone quick. Not much visible carbonation. Looks like apple juice. Just okay.

Smell is a delightful balance of warm, grainy sweetness with a gentle citrus tartness. They come as a one-two, more like little pushes than punches. Lovely.

Taste is similar, but more tart and, well, sparkly. Lacks the warmth, but it's clean and crisp, a bit like sparkly water. Really.

Feel is excellent. Light, buzzy and zippy, very appropriate for the name and the beer.

Good stuff. An odd name, but the beer matches it well. Lots of zip, lots of action.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Germans drink this flavored, so it seems weird to me that the Americans drink it straight. Biting tartness and carbonation are there as needed, some grain notes with lots of citrusy aroma and taste too. Just wish they’d serve some syrup with it.....

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a snifter.

A- Poured a very light pale golden color with visible carbonation and soapy white head that left minimal lace.

S- Lighter aroma with notes of lemon, some funkiness, bready notes, and some floral notes.

T- Big lemon and white grape/wine notes. some funkiness and hay notes, and light bready notes. Definitely a tart beer but not over the top with sourness and the tartness made it very refreshing.

M- Light bodied, very refreshing, very dry finish, and prickly carbonation.

O- A very nice Berliner-Weisse. Not very complex, but a very nice, easy drinking, tart, and refreshing beer.

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Photo of John_M
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The bartender at Bierstein in Eugne was passing out free samples of this the other day.

I'm a pretty big fan of the Berliner Weissbier style, which maybe explains why I didn't care for this. I found the German sparkle party to be much more sour than is typical for the style, with the sour compoent completely dominating the flavor profile. The beer came off as a sour, wild ale, wheat beer, and I just didn't dig it. Otherwise, it looked and smelled OK (there was some light sour on the nose, but the flavor profile was a complete shock - that's how sour this beer is), and I appreciated the low alcohol. However, there is no way I'd want to order this again.

Interesting concept I guess, but just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had 2 nice glasses on tap at Bar Gernika in Boise.... Pours with a short lasting sudsy white head... the brew is polished straw golden... Proper.

The nose is brightly acidic with some background earthy notes.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some lemon zest... very lactic with no vinegar notes... some sorta background grainy notes helps propel the acidity from front to back.

The expected light body with plenty of prickly carbonation.

Wow... I hope they bottle this one... I could drink this again and again.

4/4.25/4.5/4.25/4.25

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German Sparkle Party from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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