Berliner Metro Weiss | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Berliner Metro WeissBerliner Metro Weiss

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by billab914 on 03-07-2012

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 7
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Devil's Backbone Brewing Co. "Berliner Metro Weiss"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BONED 20:22 09.12.16 81" and sampled on 01.24.17

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great appearance: clear golden body with hundreds of tiny bubbles racing upwards beneath a creamy bright white head, bolstering it so that it holds fairly well. The smell is malty, and cheesy (probably from butyric acid built up during the sour mash), with a mild tart fruitiness. It's zesty and light bodied across the palate. Lively! The flavor is tart, but not overly so, and the malt comes through along with a bit of a candyish note - I thought I even sensed some passing vanilla. It's not sweet though. I guess the sweetness that's there fights it out with the acidity until it finds a balance, and then the acidity wins in the dry finish. It's decent. It's not fabulous, but it's not lacking. Listed on the label as 3.9% ABV. For fans of the style it's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of whattheshelley
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Barely any flavor. Super bland. Not sour at all!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Treyliff
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mancinis Huntington

A- pours a hazy pale golden yellow with a foamy white head that has good retention

S- smells of toasted wheat, lacto, green apple skin and grape, undertones of vomit

T- light and tart with just enough sour up front, mid palate gives light fruit notes of sour apple, white grape. The finish is clean and toasty with a light longer if wheat

M- light body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- outstanding Berliner with is going down way to easy on this 90 degree day

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Photo of zp6167a
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Beejay
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear brew, light yellow in color with a modest white head that dissipates fairly briefly.

S: Lightly tart, with just a little bit of funk. Slightly earthy as well as perhaps a touch of sea mist.

T: Delightfully tart with a hint of almond, and cherries. Light fruit and some fairly tame bread.

M: Medium light in body, with medium high carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

O: A pretty interesting brew. Some nice tartness, but I'm not in love with the aroma. Still a sharp, tart brew that is an interesting sipper.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Devil's Backbone in Roseland, VA

A: Pours a hazy light to medium straw yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense fizzy bright white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of tartness with hints of green apple and lemon citrus.

T: Upfront there is a very light hint of grainy malts that is quickly overtaken by lemon citrus and green apple. There is a moderate amount of gentle tartness that is quite refreshing and some light to moderate notes of acidity.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I enjoyed the snappy tartness to this beer as it was really refreshing on this hot summer afternoon (after spending quite a few hours in a car with no AC). Very enjoyable and a style that I like quite a bit - they offer it with syrup but I had mine plain.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer by itself was tart and sour, like it's supposed to be. I don't much care for the style/taste. But, true to Berliner custom, I added some berry syrup to it. It made it very tasty. I need some Waldmeister syrup to try it again.

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Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of raveskdr
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Bmanley90
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first sour beer but my third time tasting it.
A: Off yellow color with very small head that quickly disappeared.
S: Very little aroma aside from very faint lightly sour funky smell. Only noticeable when attempting to really smell the beer.
T: Sour similar to a mild sour candy. Not over powering and surprisingly refreshing. Tang present after swallow but quickly dissipates. No hop flavors and just enough sweetness to balance the sour.
M: Crisp and thin. Fizzy on the tongue.
O: This is not what most people would imagine beer as but each glass is surprisingly good. It provides a nice break from the ever present IPAs, stouts, and porters. I would definitely buy more if ever released as a stand alone product.

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Photo of MattXT
2.1/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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Berliner Metro Weiss from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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