Bretta Weisse | 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): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,255
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
401
pDev:
7.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Ale_Lover
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a highly-hazed, light-orange color with good effervescence and almost three fingers of airy, yellow-tinted head that leave nice, sloppy rings of lacing.

It has a lovely, delicately sour aroma: horse blanket, barnyard funk, that sort of thing -- as well as some distant lemon.

These elements continue to the taste, along with a very dry tartness. There's sour apple in there that really packs a punch, then all-but-disappears very quickly each and every sip. Just a hint of the tartness, lemon juice sourness, oak and dry red wine lingers in the aftertaste, begging you to drink more.

It's hard to get a sense of the feel through the tartness of the taste, but it's relatively light bodied with strong carbonation.

All-in-all, this is an excellent beer. It's robust enough that I'd probably pair it with food rather than drinking it on its own in the future.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spav
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edward_boumil
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Not much head retention. Golden yellow with orange color. Opaque.
S: Gonna be honest digging this aroma. Very floral, really nice fresh lemon zest, sweet, slightly funky. Its hard to pin down what is different about it but I really like it. Reminds me of a lemonaid on a hot summer day I guess. Touches of tropical fruit
T: Sprite like. Lemon, quite tart but in a nice way. Tartness balanced by sweetness which helps keep things rounded. Not funky at all when drinking it.
F: Crisp light and easy drinking
Great beer, maybe not worth the price though

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4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap:
Bright yellow with a good white foamy head.
Smells like it tastes, bit of floral with a distinct sourness
Sour with a light sweetness
Acidic feel
Decent, very expensive by the bottle, but a decent price on tap.

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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How do I review this beer? Summary: Great beer at about the worst price in the industry.

Pours a bright yellow, moderate wheat haze, 1/2" white head virgin as can be. Super tart lemon aroma drowns out the wood.

Taste, hey this is definitely yummy. Very sour for style, bright wheat and acidity. Its light bodied and everything traditional with a berliner, but the sourness is fucking pumped, and its still rad with that going on. There's plenty of sourness and funkiness with it. This is big. More citrus going on for it than traditional, I dunno if there is some additional hopping going on or just the way she rolls.

Ultimately, this beer does everything very good. Huge problem though: $15 for 375ml of berliner weisse: Hottenroth is kinda the gold standard for me, and I get that for like, $7/750ml. So basically they want 4x per ounce of this beer, compared to one I like even more. Not gonna bang this one again except for at festivals and on tap. Bottles too pricey.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

**
10/14/17

Central Jersey Beer Fest.
On Tap to 2 oz. tasting glass.

LOOK: yellow color, white head frothy
AROMA: lemon, funk/yeast
TASTE: Sour grape/lemon. tasty
FEEL: lively, bubbly


**

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Photo of mitch3114
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Smells of tropical fruits and barrel wood. Tastes of funk, tropical fruits, coriander, and oak. Medium body and carbonation. Overall and awesome barrel aged sour.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timothybarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fx20736
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one. Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Russian River snifter glass.

A: Hazy light gold, with good carbonation and a thin white head that fades quite quickly.

S: Lactic and citric acid tartness, with some nice barnyard notes. Yeasty with wheat and two-row malts.

T: Lactic tart, with Brettanoyces funk, musty hay and a touch of feet. Some Lactobacillus-type funk also. Lemon, grapefruit and pineapple from the Brett as well. Mild woodsy oak tannins. Yeast and wheat that has just a touch of husk. It finishes dry, with a light tartness and a bit more huskiness.

M: A light bubbly body, and no alcohol to speak of.

O: A very, very good Berliner. This strikes a nice balance of tart, funk, and everything else I'm looking for in a base Berliner. Well done.

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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Bretta Weisse from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 401 ratings