Bretta Weisse | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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360 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
50
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of quetzal013
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jooler
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell is of funk feet but taste is amazing. It is sour apple with some tartiness.

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

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dwkasper
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Don't know why I'm surprised, but the Barrelworks folks have done it again. Maybe the surprise stems from the "lowish" ratings on this one. Decanted slowly to keep the dregs in the bottle, this is a brilliantly clear gold, effervescent with a bristling, if quickly receding, layer of foam atop. Nose is absolutely fantastic, bits of apple cider and oaky funk mix with bright lacto acidity. Similar palate, excellent sour levels, nothing grotesque or off. And, at just 4.5% ABV, it begs for another. (Outside of Green Flash's criminally underrated Little Freak, I'm hard pressed to think of another low ABV sour beer I dig as much as this.) Overall, a total home run, and the only knock I can think of is the price tag. But, you know, sometimes you just gotta splurge. Kudos Barrelworks team. Kudos.

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4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice effervescent white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. There's flavors of stone fruits and an oaky Chardonnay like wine quality to the beer, with a light body and heavy carbonation. Slightly tart. Incredibly balanced. One of the best Berliner weisse I have ever had for sure. Extremely refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Bretta Weisse from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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