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Yo Soy Un BerlinerYo Soy Un Berliner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 07-24-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
181
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
23.66%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
24
For Trade:
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Photo of vickersspitfire
2.23/5  rDev -43.3%
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.

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Photo of beer-me-pls
2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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!

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Photo of Mora2000
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat notes as well as some grain and a very light amount of tartness. Overall, it smells more like a regular wheat beer than a Berliner weisse. The flavor is more along the lines of what I expected. I get some light tart lemon notes, as well as some sour wheat. Not very tart or sour, but a very refreshing beer that is great on a hot day. Very easy to drink. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Etan
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from the recent release, sent to me by Canadianghetto. Thanks!

A: Pours a slightly murky pineapple yellow with a nice white head.

S: Lactic acid, odd (yet mild) burnt rubber aroma, slightly sweet wheat. The rubber aroma subsides as the beer sits.

T: Taste is better, with moderately puckering lactic and lemony sourness, doughy wheat, a bit floral, more lactic notes in the finish. The wheat character here has a slightly gamey edge to it, which is interesting.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This is pretty good, besides the initial off-aroma. A little more sour than the average Berliner.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Matt for this one. 22oz. into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours no head. Beer is a pale, slightly cloudy lemon. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little stick. Decent legs though. Average.

Nose is exceedingly funky. Notes of lemon, yeast and a tart cheesiness. I can't tell if I love it or hate it. Aromatic though.

Opens light tart lemon zest, citrus and wheat. Yeasty towards the middle with a sprinkling of banana floating around the lightly malty backbone. Finishes with a lemon peel bite. Slightly tart aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and watery in the mouth and goes down tart, crisp and refreshing. Accented finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very solid. Quenching.

The more berliner weisse beers I drink, the more and more I like the style. This one definitely contributes to that trend. Light, crisp, refreshing and super easy to drink. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of kevanb
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up in San Antonio and opened on 11.20.12

A - Cloudy, very light orange-yellow with a fizzy white head that is gone quickly.

S - Lots of citrus lemon and wheat. Some sweetness as well.

T - Tart, but sweet lemon, wheat and corn. nice.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Tart lemon with a wheat influence, very good.

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