NOMADer WEISSE | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nomads; constantly moving, 'round and 'round; sometimes settle, if just for a bit.

Perhaps the muse moves one to brew a sharp and clean session beer, one inspired by the Berliner-weisse of old, and the nomad rests. Enjoy this beer, here, there, perhaps north of Madison Square Park, in lovely New York City. Wherever you are, this beer was made nice, simply for you.

Added by dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Buffettman2018
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoonia
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1/2 finger of creamy white head that slowly vanishes. Pours golden with a slight haze. Bready nose. Slight tartness. Crisp and clean. Not a lot of depth, but very good nonetheless. Exhibits additional funk as it warms.

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

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

Hazy light golden color with white head. Aroma has fermented grains, mostly wheat with lactic tartness. Taste follows with light to medium lactic tartness, lemon, grains, dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Classic, well made, refreshing berliner.

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Photo of MelonLord
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/12/16 on the can, got it for a dollar so i figured what the hell.

Light bodied, it smells like Berliner Weiss that had been left on the counter for a year.

Crisp bite with a funky aftertaste. Way better than most beers that I could have gotten for a dollar but it's still a year old and it tastes like it. Glad I finally tried this one; now I want to try it fresh

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Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the single for around 3 bucks into a mason jar pint.

Looks pretty nice hazy orange with just a 1/4 inch of froth that settles to nothing. Smell is decent some lactic sourness and wheat mild grain. Taste is much better sour lemons and some green apple candies, musty grain and a crisp salty finish. Body is spot on for the taste smooth and easy going.

Perfect summer beer I just so happen to find in the fall sour but not overboard salty sour. I like it!

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Photo of godawgs
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a cloudy, murky copper golden body, one finger white head, short retention and no lacing. Smell is lemon, zest, mineral, wheat, light lactic acid. Flavour follows; lactic acid, wheat, citrus zest, crisp lemon. Clean, tasty and nothing too spectacular. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, very drinkable but a bit on the light side, good carbonation, not too dry on the finish.

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Photo of Vandelizer
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the brewer, but this seems tossed off, mainly because...
a) IT's weak on looks. Hazy, mid yellow body, with scant head that disappears, and leave nothing to show.
s) t) Beer smells and tastes of a tart, fruity, gritty and grainy wheat malt, with a bit of brewer concrete, dusty floor, attic, basement, milky sourness, earthy yeast, and musty, dusty, dead flowers in the back of the shop.
f) Finishes dry following a mid-weight, biting, sour feel, with little carbonation.
o) Gotta like sour, and light to drink another. Good with summer salads and raw seafood.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - if any brewer can claim the term nomad (and the use of '-er' as a pun), it's this fucking guy.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just fizzy off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of a tart, indistinct fruity acidity, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a lesser milky sourness, earthy yeast, and some very subtle musty, herbal, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is sour lacto bacteria, semi-sweet crackery pale malt, an equal to the task grainy wheatiness, tart lemon and green apple fruity notes, a musty yeastiness, saltwater, and more meek leafy, weedy, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly wan in its timid-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a bit of the 'ol acridity taking the sheen off of the veneer here. It finishes trending dry, the malt struggling to keep the lingering varied tart and sour esters at bay.

Overall, this is a generally well-wrought version of the style, the mixed acidic character working with the grain and fruit essences to provide a zippy, thirst-quenching summer libation. Good stuff, if this is your go-to sort of thing.

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Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiny orange with a pristine off-white froth. Aroma of gum and slightly soured fruit. Notes of perfume are also noticed. Tastes of orange, grapefruit and lemon zest. Slightly tart with faint vanilla in the finish. Light and crisp all the way to the finish line.

fantastic way to help get you through a hot and sunny day.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Retention is medium-poor; a thin ring remains and spots of lacing are left behind.

S: Enticing lactobacillus tartness, zesty lemon peel and green apple skin, with an underlying malt backbone of cracker, wheat, and hay.

T: A big pop of tartness upfront: lemon zest, sour lemon candy, and a touch of passion fruit. Cracker and hay on the mid-palate. Grows tart again of green apple near the finish, ending crisp, tart, and slightly dry.

F: Light, with a lot of fizzy carbonation. Would be slightly watery, but the sparkling carbonation moves it along the palate fast.

O: An excellent Berliner Weisse! Super crisp and refreshing, and tangibly tart like I like.

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

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with an impressive head; a few streaks of lacing linger as the head fades away

Smell: Lactic tart tones of sour wheat, green apple and lemon

Taste: Opens with the anticipated lactic tartness; considerable wheat character, with the green apple and lemon building, through the middle; more tartness, after the swallow, but the finish brings on a phenolic, band-aid flavor that I cannot displace

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: But for the phenols, I would have rated this higher

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
1.81/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours nicely and settles with a thin ring of off-white head, stray bits of lacing. Surprisingly cloudy. Bit of brine and salt, aromas of fleshy lemon. Not overly tart, not too salty, but what makes it memorable is the strong grain aftertaste - this isn't a bad thing. Light, fresh mouthfeel makes it a sessionable favorite.

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NOMADer WEISSE from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 489 ratings