Bretta Weisse | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
375 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Bretta WeisseBretta Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
375
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
58
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of JRed
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy sundown with white, bubbly head. Strong aroma of yeasty pear, light tropical fruit, tart and sour. Tastes of tartness, sourness, pear, Brett, citrus, lemon. Light bodied with fuzzy carbonation.

 200 characters

Photo of hermit990
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DonPalabras
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Stanky, dense sour with a cloudy finish.

40 characters

Photo of ledouge
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While more than a few reviewers chide Bretta's thinness and too-mild sour, both suit me better than the traditional renditions (which is why I prefer with the syrups.) But Bretta doesn't need that sweet.

Looks are uninspiring. Smells are accurate: a mild sour and some wild treatment in the yeast. (I also catch a whiff of the oak.) Tastes are surprisingly smooth to me (I'm a very subdued fan of sours.) Curiously creamy and carbonated in the mouth. The semi-dry initial becomes out-right dry and lingers nicely (for even a guy who likes sweets.)

Overall, I would have this again... But only in the situation for which it was intended: refreshment on a hot summer day.

 674 characters

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of lemon and grain along with some oak and yeast funk.

Tastes of the bright, tart fruits layered over the barrel and malts. Fruits lead off with notes of lemon, white grapes, and pears. This gives way to a healthy dose of tartness. Malt adds in with some grain and a bit of syrup. Brett funk makes it presence towards the end along with some spicy yeast. Some wood notes add in right before a tart finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done Weisse.

 609 characters

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brett's Weiss

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with great lacing. On tap at Whole Foods.

Aroma is of lactic acid, lemon, and soft wheat notes.

Taste is truly refreshing. Moderate amount of tartness; a bit watery, but the flavors are still assertive. Nice amount of acidity with a pleasant creaminess from the wheat.

I see this pairing well with halibut draped over a white bean ragu. It gets a 89/100.

 408 characters

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickyDee21
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bretta Weisse from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.