Turkey Burglar
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Berliner Weisse
3.82 | pDev: 9.16%
Oct 24, 2018
May 11, 2012
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Rated: 4.12 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

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.
May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 03, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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.
Mar 19, 2018
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

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%.
Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 5 by TroyG2352 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2014
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

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.
Jul 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Benish from Utah

Nov 10, 2013
Rated: 4 by drebrew from New York

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by JMUbrewz from Virginia

Sep 03, 2013
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

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.
Aug 17, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2013
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Reviewed by xnicknj from Pennsylvania

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.
Jul 31, 2013
Rated: 4 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2013
Turkey Burglar from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 48 ratings