To Øl

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
To Øl
Sour - Berliner Weisse
3.71 | pDev: 9.7%
Mar 16, 2019
Aug 30, 2014
Notes: Like Berliner Weisse?
Like beers you can sip alll day long?
Like Citra and Motueka Hops?
Like stupid names?
We can only say – LikeWeisse!
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of beersampler6
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Fairly nice beer with some nice refreshing qualities. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color with minimal head or lacing. Smells mainly of yeast, tart fruit, malt and a little grain. Taste follows the nose, and the tartness was pleasant and not overwhelming. Thin mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Not bad and I would try more from this style.

Mar 16, 2019
2.88 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2017
Photo of BorisNorris
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BorisNorris from Idaho

Pours cloudy gold with straw highlights and cloud-white head. Aroma is hay, passionfruit, lime, and grape must. Taste is mostly grape must and lime; some grassy flavors. Carbonation is medium to medium-high, body is light, tartness is noticeable, but very well balanced. Great all day drinker.

Aug 12, 2017
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, strawberry, white wine, hay, herbal, grass, light pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and light pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, strawberry, white wine, hay, herbal, grass, light pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Light lactic tartness and grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, strawberry, white wine, hay, herbal, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and light pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and very light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly grainy/sticky/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy Berliner weisse. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity yeast, and light pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mild acidity. Not as lactic as I was hoping for the style, even if it was the brewers intent. This is still very flavorful and complex for the really low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Apr 14, 2017
Photo of drmeto
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by drmeto from Germany

-pours a hazy golden with a big,frothy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-grassy,citrus,earthy,leather,pomelo,nettle,green apple,apricot
-orange,citrus,grassy,metallic,slightly grainy
-light sourness
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
Really pleasant smell.
Taste is way too metallic for me.At times like licking on a copperpipe.

Feb 28, 2017
Photo of biboergosum
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

330ml bottle - another clever and punny name, I see.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent defrosting windshield pattern lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of biscuity and crackery wheat malt, lemon rind, some wet flintiness, sour muddled tropical fruit, an ephemeral lacto astringency, and some tame earthy, leafy, and dried-hay hoppiness. The taste is grainy and doughy pale and wheat malt, gently tart stone fruit, an increasing spoiled milk thing, more wet stone paths after a thunderstorm, a touch of earthy yeast, and some plain leafy, grassy, and musty hops.

The carbonation is fairly sturdy in its supportive and sometimes tickling frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and actually more or less smooth. It finishes generally dry, the biscuity character of the malt aiding and abetting the lingering sour fruit and lactic notes.

Overall, Likeweisse is a very refreshing and easy to drink Berliner-style weissbier, as the souring is of the typically understated lacto (and maybe fruit) inoculation variety. Something to sip at all day on the waning summer patios, were that this was a locally made option (price-wise, that is).

Aug 25, 2016
3.83 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Aug 19, 2016
Photo of patre_tim
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Copper with lots of large soda bubbles, and a finger of white head.

Smells like lemon, strawberries, and peach. A slight tart and acidic note, green herbs, and basil.

Lemon juice, sour but like watered down lime juice. Some phenolic notes, slight bitterness from the hops on the end. Herbal green notes, and an almost plastic note found in some hefe weissens.

Very light body, slightly acidic but wet and refreshing, moderate carbonation.

Got on wish beer, drank in Chiang Mai June 25th, 2016. Light, refreshing, and to style. A little boring in my opinion, compared to others in the style. Still well done.

Jun 25, 2016
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

On-draught at Beer Masons on Koh Tao, Thailand for 290 baht/pint.

Refreshing as hell, with a crisp light body and apt smoothness and wetness.

Tart smacky lactic taste. Hints of lactobacillus bacteria. Pils/pale malts and wheat. Well-balanced, though simple compared to the best expressions of the style (e.g. Anderson Valley).

Highly drinkable and we'll worth trying, though those after more sour and/or fruity examples of the style may be underwhelmed. Nice work from To Ol.

B- (3.36) / WORTHY

Jun 17, 2016
Photo of JackieKu
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by JackieKu from Taiwan

2016-05-28. 330 ml bottle. Best before 2017-05-26.

A: Hazy yellow. Poured 1 finger high of head and not retained.
S: Tropical fruits, mainly mango. Moderate lemon.
T: Moderate sourness. Dry. Low bitterness. Hints of mango. Not as fruity as it smells.
M: Light bodied. Crispy mouthfeel.
O: Good to drink ice cold in hot days.

Jun 01, 2016
3.77 by Cath from New York on May 28, 2016
4.24 by JoeMans from New York on May 28, 2016
3.75 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on May 25, 2016
4 by pin from Australia on Apr 03, 2016
Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Fruity crisp and refreshing.

Mar 26, 2016
3.87 by Allurex from Kansas on Mar 25, 2016
4.28 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Mar 17, 2016
4.19 by mattsucks from Ohio on Mar 12, 2016
3.84 by SoPeL from Poland on Dec 31, 2015
4.01 by Fabianno from Brazil on Dec 29, 2015
Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

12oz bottle, poured into a To Øl teku. Enjoyed on 11.8.2015, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice pale gold color, light haze with a foamy finger of white head that has good retention and yields nice spots of lace. The aroma is nice, pale malt, tart wheat, lemon citrus, a bit lactic with some earthy and dirty character as well. Simple, but pleasant and inviting. The flavors mirror that, simple and light, with pale grain, lemon citrus, wildflower with lingering tart wheat, but not nearly as puckery as the nose led on. The mouthfeel is coating and creamy with a medium body and a gentle, soft finish.

Verdict: A nice Berliner Weissbier from To Øl. Not overly complicated, refreshing, bright, delicate and nicely balanced. Hard to go wrong with this one for anyone who likes the style.

Dec 21, 2015
4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2015
3.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Oct 19, 2015
3.53 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Sep 30, 2015
3.66 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Sep 16, 2015
3.67 by KAF from Iowa on Aug 18, 2015
Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Cloudy, soft yellow body; plenty of active carbonation; thick, fluffy, white head. Yeasty brett in the nose with lots of lemon and other citrus notes. Slightly tart, acidic and sour flavor; very lemony; mild yeast flavor in the background. Light bodied with a tart, dry finish.

Light and refreshing beer delivering a fully satisfying taste experience. It is perfect for a hot summer day. One of the better versions of this style I've encountered in a long, long time.

Aug 15, 2015
3.47 by vermilcj from Ohio on Aug 10, 2015
3.66 by kiki3drt292 from California on Jul 30, 2015
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with wheat, grain, earth, grass, hay, and slight lemon juice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, lemon juice, earth, grass, and hay flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is much more grain and grass forward than I was expecting for the style.

Serving type: bottle.

Jul 29, 2015
3.25 by suckaj from Florida on Jul 19, 2015
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

unique and delicious take on the Berliner, characteristic of these guys both in its yeast complexion and its hop profile, I could guess who made it with one sip in a blind taste. its so them. looks the park, maybe a little more orange than yellow, the only real deviation from what you would expect visually. the nose and taste are great, light apple hints, brett in with the lacto to sour it, and not sharply acidic and hot like so many. rather its mellow in its yeast, more interesting than just the lacto souring, and without the sharpness. it comes on really late so you taste the white wheat and the juicy hops they use in it too, more layered than others. I love the low abv, and wish they would put this thing in a 30 pack of cans, id never stop drinking it. lemony and light, really fresh, with some white wine notes too, lots of fruity things happening, but its dry on the back end and the mild acid cleans it right up. hoppy for the style, but a cool varietal added late, and a ton of effervescent little bubbles. one of the better and more interesting berliners I have had.

Jul 14, 2015
Photo of Brevbin
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Brevbin from Louisiana

For a Berliner it's extremely lacking.

Jul 10, 2015
3.75 by DrStiffington from New Jersey on Jul 02, 2015
3.68 by Kelp from New Hampshire on Jun 26, 2015
3.99 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jun 25, 2015
Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

As the craft beer scene grows ever so sour, the task is to give beer lovers the sour taste that they crave, but in an affordable form. And it seems that the lacto-heavy Berlinerweiss style strikes just those chords.

Hazy straw but carrying a cloudy glimpse of gold, To Ol's LikeWeiss is a true to form northern German sour wheat ale as its tangy lemon, lime, grapefruit and musty burlap aromas entice the nose and its short sweetness, piquant sourness strikes the early palate with sourdough and warhead candy.

As the sweetness falls off of the palate, the middle taste comes alive with the bright, bracing acidity of lemon, lime, crabapple, under-ripened berry and white wine. Intensifying sourness comes in late with a light layer of brine, balsa and citrusy hops.

Hop bitterness accompanies the acidity as the light-bodied beer is extremely crisp, clean and palate stripping of thirst before a finish of citrus peel, fresh-cut grass and mineral brine closes the session with quick aftertaste.

Jun 21, 2015
3.95 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jun 21, 2015
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town.

Yellow body with a white cap. Citrus zest, mild tartness with a subtle hop character. Lemons. Sessionable and light. Pretty good.

Jun 12, 2015
3.25 by GarthT from Hong Kong on May 31, 2015
Likeweisse from To Øl
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 59 ratings