Yo Soy Un Berliner
Freetail Brewing Company

Yo Soy Un BerlinerYo Soy Un Berliner
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #228
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,619
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.68%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
188
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Texas, United States
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really basic Berliner, but was done very well. There isn't a lot of flavor, but the mouthfeel and appearance were exactly what you would expect from a good Berliner.

Jun 09, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear with an apple juice color; not much of a head build and what arrives passes quickly; a good quantity of bubbles continues to flow upward though there is very limited lacing

Smell: Smells like a compost bin, at first, but fortunately that fades and is replaced; lactic and somewhat funky, with a lemony tone

Taste: Lactic lemon, at the outset, with growing acidity; dry and puckery through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation; nice pucker factor

Overall: Not the best Berliner I have ever had but certainly enjoyable

Apr 12, 2016
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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota

3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tejas Berliner.

Pours a straw colored body with a delightful transparent haze, clocking at 70% opaque. Rapidly diminishing head leaving a ring of creamy carbonation on top.

Virtually no smell whatsoever. Imagination brings dry oats or cheerios to the table. That's it.

Thankfully the taste delivers a little more, with tangy yeast and notes of cantaloupe rind. Vinegar and a touch of green apple skin. Breath brings up warm breadiness. Touch of lime and seltzer on the finish.

Feel is very carbonated, slight semi-dry parch.

Overall this was a fair Berliner, nothing to wag at, but still a good drinker. I won't have it again unless I'm down in Texas, but if I were, I'm not sure if I'd pick it up again.

Dec 20, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not sure if the beer pictured here is the same as whats in the can under the same name now or not. it not barrel aged from what i can tell, but is a fairly traditional and pretty tasty example of the style. i love that these quick sours are becoming so popular and affordable, very cool. hazy and really pale lemon yellow, light even for the style, and holding a nice white head. it smells and tastes like a hot lacto quick acid building ferment before a german yeast finishing after the boil. i like that both yeasts have flavor, a lot of times i think these are fermented out with flavorless yeast, and its always kind of missing. this one isnt real robust there, but more than the standard thats for sure, i think its a german strain, but tough to tell through all the wheaty texture and the acidity, which is high even for the style. citrus notes in the finish, and more bittering hops than i think are needed, but a refreshing as easy going glass of beer all around. thanks to claystation for sharing the can with me!

Nov 04, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a glass.
4/3.75/4/4/4.25
Hazy, milky yellow with a ton of effervescence.
It smells tart and lemon zesty. A pleasant lactic bite and mild but interesting esters.
A solid Berlinerweisse. Not too sour, but with an acidic bite. The flavor isn't much to speak of - vague citrus - but the prominent yeast is really nice! Elevates the whole to a new level. Recommended!

Aug 25, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unreadable code at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma – fruity and sour
Head large (seven cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to two mm ring
Lacing poor – few small irregular islands of tiny bubbles
Body straw, slight haze, slightly effervescent
Flavor very tart but not unpleasant; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4

Aug 22, 2015
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goochpunch from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale murky light straw body practically no head. Smells of grainy wheat with a lactic twang. Very tart, dry, and cider-esque. Finishes surprisingly malty with a fruitiness from the yeast. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. This is one of the better US-made Berliner Weisses for sure. Actually has some complexity to it, and it isn't mind-bogglingly sour.

Aug 17, 2015
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vickersspitfire from Texas

2.23/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Very murky and looks very similar to lemonade with a thin white head that quickly turns into a thins layer of lacing.
Smell:
Vomit to be honest, but very mild with just a hint of citrus
Taste:
Very citrusy, lots of lemon and a tart flavor overall.
Mouthfeel:
Light bodied.
Overall:
Except for the aroma, this is actually a pretty light and refreshing beer, very comforting on a nice hot day. Just to make sure I used three different glasses and washed the third using another sink just to make sure the smell wasn’t coming the glasses.

Jul 12, 2015
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beer-me-pls from Texas

2.82/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pale almost clear. seriously smells like vomit. what were they thinking. taste is fine, but doesn't match up to Red Bud. not much length, touch of tartness on the front. feel is clean, crisp. I have 5 more from a 6 pack... anyone want to trade their Red Bud? Ha.

Jun 26, 2015
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spaceycasey from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 6-pack of cans acquired at Jester King.

Appearance is exactly what I'd expect from a Berliner. Good marks here.

It's got that Lacto smell to it, the same one I pick up in a lot of Lambics and most Berliners. By no means is it my favorite aroma in the world, and in some beers it is too much to get past. This one, it is possible to get past it... which is a good thing, because...

Taste is fantastic. Light, tart and refreshing. Haven't decided where it ranks it ranks among other recent Berliner releases. I like it above Red Bud and Boiler Room, but not sure where it stands next to Live Oak. Will crack into the rest of the 6-pack later to decide. It's right up there with it in my opinion though.

Overall, great beer. I hope Freetail start distribution to Austin soon (besides JK), because I don't make it to San Antonio anymore.

Jun 21, 2015
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IrishColonial from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I got a bad batch or can but it smelled like vomit. The taste wasn't bad but taste is tied to smell ruined the experience. I will need to try this again.

EDIT: tried again on tap and updated review. No vomit smell. Too bad the cans are bad.

Jun 14, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, wheat, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, grain, and lemon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fairly intense sourness in the taste.

Apr 28, 2014
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kevanb from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color, hues of yellow and straw with many bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A thin, loose bubbly white head rises from beer before dissipating quickly leaving no film or lace behind. The aroma is crisp, lightly sour, a bit funky, with some lemon citrus, a bit of oakyness, strong must and grain with floral qualities. The flavors are lovely, bright citrus, tangy and tart, some vinegar sour flavors, musty grain, light funk, a bit of wildflower and chewy oak. The body is lively, crisp, very bubbly that coats the mouth well and finishes with a carbonated bite.

Verdict: Awesome berliner from Freetail, perhaps a bit sour and lemony for my tastes, but still a very refreshing and tasty beer. Its crisp, quenching and straight to the point, not overly complicated or ambitious. The oak aging was a nice touch, adds a bit of earthiness to help calm down the citrus and tanginess of the beer. Perfect afternoon beverage.

Mar 15, 2014
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gtermi from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a clear light lager body, with a thin white head that disappears within seconds. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer and not stop forming of bubbles that quickly shoot to the top.

S: There isn't tons to the smell, but it is really nice. I am picking up some tart lemon, a slight bit of sweet grain and a bit of funk.

T: I am picking up a lot of sweet lemon tartness and sweet grain.

M: Lots of carbonation in my mouth and extremely light in body.

O: This to me is one of the best made Berliner Weisse I have ever had. Just another great beer by Freetail!

Feb 10, 2014
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off-yellow and pretty clear, about what you could expect of head and lace from this style on tap.

Aroma and flavor are heavy on the sour notes, certainly plenty of grassy and sour lemon peel, a touch of woodiness, slight funk.

Body is light with a heavily sour finish.

Enjoyable brew. Always something interesting at freetail.

Jan 10, 2014
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champ103 from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this several times now, but finally got a bottle at the most recent Freetail release. This version is actually 3.8% ABV.

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden/orange color. At first a white head rises to well over two fingers. The bubbly and noisy head settles out to nothing. No lace. Pretty much spot on for the style.
S: Husky wheat, cereal grain, and tart fruity lemon. A bit of a mineral quality in the nose as well. Though the tart citrus/lemon is amazing.
T: Again, this is spot on for the style. Husky wheat and cereal grains. Tart and acidic lemon and citrus flavors. The acidity is substantial, but very welcome. Maybe a bit of a mineral flavor as well. Love it.
M/D: A light, crisp, spritzy body. Very effervescent and bubbly. So dry as well. The drinking mans Champagne indeed. So enjoyable to drink. The acidity is strong, but not over barring at all.

A wonderful example of the style. I need to try this and Einhorn next to each other if I get a chance. A really unique style that is finally starting to catch on, well made, and highly recommended.

Jan 06, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Apostlebrewing for this one. Shared with rudzud.

Very hazy yellow white cloudy slight golden colored, no real head.

Nose is very sour, lemony aroma, light vinous like aroma with some funk and acidic aromas too, sour lacto like, with light grainy malt, a bit of a vanilla oak rounding character.

Taste stats with great sour lacto flavours, tart lemon, light grassy flavors, bit of funk but not Brett like funk just sour lacto. Nice lemony flavor with some acidic qualities, light vinous flavor that brings a bit of a musty white grape flavor even, as well as some toasty vanilla oak, which the vanilla oak gets more and more the longer I drink. Finish is dry but sticky slightly bready sour tart lemon fruit, but flemmy, and sour lacto, but if acidity lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter bit decent carb.

Overall quite nice, great sour flavours, tart lemon, good barrel and vinous flavours, etc.

Jun 20, 2013
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly cloudy straw hue with a thin halo.

S - Aromas of light lemons, funk and sour notes, soft barrel notes, vanilla, oak.

T - Taste is very pleasant with nice light lemon notes and lactose, light funk, gentle sourness, pleasant with nice funk notes.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style, good funk flemmy notes.

O - Overall this was a good Berliner. Solid funk.

Jun 19, 2013
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow with no head. No life.

Smell - Very lemony. Some vanilla? Something there I'm not able to pinpoint.

Taste - Lemony. Again with some flavor I can't discern. Pretty straightforward otherwise. Grainy in the back.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Easy to drink. Not all that sour.

Overall - Decent base berliner.

May 21, 2013
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thagr81us from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to BeerBuddy2122 for sending me this one as part of a past trade! Shared this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, earth, subtle tart, wood, herbs, and butter. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, smoke, wood, butter, wheat, and herbs. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I had been interested in this brew since seeing the name of it for the first time. I'm quite glad that I opted to trade for this one though. The flavor on this one was quite refreshing while still having a nice touch of earthiness The herbal note was also a nice touch as well that completely came out of nowhere. While this did possess some butter in the nose and flavor, it was actually quite well incorporated into the brew which was nice to see. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and would suggest it to just about anyone if they are given the opportunity.

Mar 28, 2013
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jeonseh from Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by leftyhyzer at NWI tasting

A - Light lemonade color with no head; There is a slight haze to it

S - Lemon, vinegar, and slightly grassy nose

T - Tart vinegar and slight lemon up front. The finish is tart and I get a slight sweetarts presence as well

MF - Dry finish with lots of carbonation

O - Solid, slightly tart and refreshing Berliner. It manages to be tart throughout without being too tart or sour.

Feb 16, 2013
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oline73 from Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear yellow color that almost looks like a beer that's been watered down. Not much head to speak of.

Smell: Very yeasty and not particularly sour. Lots of yeast. There was a note that reminds me a bit of a pils. Not a huge fan of the smell.

Taste: Very yeasty with more sourness than I would have guessed from the smell. I'm getting some lemon juice and a tingle in the jowls. Still an off note that I don't love, but everything else manages to keep things towards the right track.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side with almost no carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I liked the taste a lot more than the smell. I don't think I'd need more in the future.

Jan 09, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Thanks to wagenvolks for this bottle!

I get the tilde'ed "n", but how the hell am I supposed to pronounce an umlaut'ed one!? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy pale straw topped by nearly no appreciable head. The nose comprises mild lemon peel, grass, flowers, and white cedar. The taste holds notes of tart lemon zest, light cedar, light bread, and a hint of vague creaminess. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, not the sharpest Berliner I've ever had, but one that uses its near-subtlety and the mild barreling to its general advantage.

Jan 07, 2013
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homebrew311 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw yellow with no head. Smell is heavy on wheat with light tartness. Oak and corn in the background. Taste is light and citrusy. Sour character up front with lemon juice, slight oak character. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, decent Berliner, not overly tart. Overall it's refreshingly.

Jan 06, 2013
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Florida9 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light pastel pale yellow. No head at all. No lacing. Very light aroma. Apple, bread and a little yeast. Taste is more of the same. Bread, yeast, white wine, some very light wood notes. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Tartness is quite restrained. A decent Berliner, but fairly simplistic.

Jan 06, 2013
Yo Soy Un Berliner from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 188 ratings