Turkey Burglar | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The clear pale golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” white head that recedes visibly to a ring around the glass and leaves some patches and slender legs bits of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates patches of lacing, some of which cling to the sides of the glass. For much of the beer there’s an irregular thin island of foam covering much of the liquid.

The aromas include some light wheat and just a bit of lemony tartness.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the wheat and tartness most noticeable. In the background there’s lemon with just a touch of sweetness and what seems like just a bit of tropical fruit.

The mouthfeel is fairly light and softly prickly with the very light carbonation. The finish begins as the flavors all begin to fade leaving a slightly astringent feeling on the roof of the mouth.

Overall this is an easy drinking beer that I’d be happy to have again when in the mood for a Berliner Weisse. It would make a good summer refresher.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw, transparent, head presents quickly with a bright white color and dissipates to thin ring along the glass sides.

Smell is has some light toast, hint of lacto fermentation off notes, tart

Taste looses some of the lacto off notes beyond the sourness - flavor is tart, crisp, some light malt, hint of toast or wheat. Lingering wheat and lacto like flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp, tart, a little to sharp/tart at first but with some warmth it softens.

Overall a good berliner weisse that starts quite tart/crisp with tartness overtaking the more subtle lacto flavors that develop.

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Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can, dated 2/12/18, poured into a pint glass

A- A fairly clear incredibly light golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Tart, lemons, wheat, coriander, touch of lactose.

T- Sour, lemons, touch of wheat, some coriander.

M- Smooth, light body, crisp.

O- A really nice Berliner, very light and crushable. Great flavors for being under 4%.

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Photo of reizorc
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TroyG2352
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour is a lightly hazed pale straw yellow with tight bubbly white head. Nose is huge, tons of mineral aromas, lightly salty, strong lemon backbone. Taste is lightly tart, carbonation is a hint low on a creamy body. Taste is more lemon and candied sugar forward. Light mineral with a bit of cellar funk brett. Really nice balance, refreshing yet has some depth. A touch sweet and body is a bit big for a berlinerweis.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of drebrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA

A: Pours a hazy pale straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and some hints of light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of slightly sour/tart wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sour/tart wheat. There are some light subtle notes of citrus/lemon.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Refreshing and enjoyable. Easy to drink.

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Photo of GeoffreyM
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of xnicknj
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the brewery - served in weisse glass

Pale, clear golden pour with a capping of white head, dissolving quickly. Yeasty, tart nose with the right amount of lemony sourness and cheesy funk. Lemon peel tartness up on the front with a dash of pepper. Cracked wheat, straw, wet hay and cheese rind funk. Yeast spiciness with lingering lactic tartness. Refreshing and crisp on the tongue, light bodied with higher carbonation.

A solid, quaffable Berliner from a brewery I need to revisit asap.

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Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Invictus
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty standard kind of Berliner-Weisse. Has all the prerequisite characteristics. Tart and sour stuff is going on. Wheat action is definitely there. Feel is good. I think that I have to keep in mind that this is well-made. It doesn't blow me away with some crazy flavors, but this is accurate to style, and a very difficult type of beer to make. Love me some low abv brews.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Turkey Burglar from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 48 ratings