Bretta Rosé | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil. One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé! A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila (!), we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
830
Reviews:
98
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
189
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Ratings: 830 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pink, rose, bright with 3 inch white head. Medium high carbonation.
Smell: Raspberries, jam, rose, and tart.
Taste: Tart, raspberries, and jam.
Mouthfeel: Thin; a little watery.
Overall: A decent raspberry sour with a great aroma, but was lacking complexity.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is that of pink lemonade with an effervescent finger of ehite head thst dissipates rapidly.

Aroma is very tart raspberry puree.

Taste is a little more complex. High acidity, tart almost unripe raspberries, maybe some light wheat and funk on the backend.

Feel is lively and crisp as carb is high.

Overall a nice sour with a good raspberry punch. The Brett seems to come out more as the beer warms. I preferred this one near fridge temp.

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Photo of DemoniChris
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of denver10
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pinkish orange
S- tart summer berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)
T- Nice berliner, not too sour (a bit of a punch at the end). Fruit isn't overwhelming either. Very "balanced"
F- Nice and light for a berliner
O- Very tasty

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

batch #003, produced feb 2016, drank august 2017, not as much rasberry as i was expecting but may have fallen off with time

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pink hue. Woooooo. Sour up front. Sweet tarts, lemon juice, wisps of raspberries and lots of lacto. Lower carb. Slick feel. Pretty dry finish. It's good, but sour.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neurobate
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. You can taste the raspberry! It is sour and very enjoyable.

Overall, I think I like the Bretta Weisse more, nevertheless, this is a great beer!

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bretta Rosé from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 830 ratings.
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