Bären Weisse
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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From:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 21.3%
Ratings:
25
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 15, 2017
Added:
Sep 20, 2011
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
78
Okay
Notes: Swirl it, waft it, now close your eyes and think strawberry. Ahhh! There it is! And yes, it is subtle, but the “beeren” in the weissbier provide a soft aroma and light sweetness on the tongue. The addition of strawberry to this wheat beer makes for a wonderfully refreshing summer ale.
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3.24 by heyheymdn from Iowa on Jun 15, 2017
 
2.52 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Jan 19, 2016
 
2.84 by valkyre65 from Texas on Dec 30, 2015
 
3.31 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Dec 27, 2015
 
3.78 by MonkeyBread from Nevada on Dec 21, 2015
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1.09/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by Totalpackage411 from California

Not good,but it will get you drunk.

Dec 06, 2015
 
3.65 by tem3175 from Missouri on Nov 23, 2015
 
4.06 by JasonWang from California on Oct 18, 2015
 
3.79 by BrewSTL from Missouri on Oct 17, 2015
 
2.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Oct 14, 2015
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1.81/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5
by SadMachine from New Jersey

I've got to say I am incredibly disappointed in this beer! I wasn't expecting great things as I saw the rating before drinking it, but it's a strawberry berliner weisse, how bad can it be right? REALLY FREAKING BAD! Both smells and tastes like nailpolish remover! Nearly undrinkable, and I drainpoured it after a few ounces were downed just to try to get a rating out of it!

Oct 07, 2015
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2.66/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Light brown in color with a hazy complexion and a half inch of off white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is of slightly off putting artificial strawberries. I taste tart artificial strawberry and a copper to metallic horrid flavor. The mouth is moderately carbonated.

Oct 03, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz bottle. Poured out a pale golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It left some thin lacing on the glass. It smelled of wheat, yeast and sweet strawberries. Nice cracked wheat taste with yeastiness and some sweet strawberry taste. Light bodied beer.

Sep 29, 2015
 
3.28 by jsh420 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent & hazed amber with 2+ fingers of pearl white head. Stays effervescent, stellar head retention & lacing

S: Plenty of strawberry, a little pear & peach as well

T: Strawberry & graininess, some pear up front. White grapes & a little graininess, a little peach & just a little tartness & dryness as this warms, more strawberry. Finishes with slight graininess, strawberries, a little peach & slight tartness
MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation

Drinks easy, but nothing to get excited about here, not totally thrilled I have another bottle to drink

Sep 13, 2015
 
3 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 24, 2015
 
3.34 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Aug 24, 2015
 
3.64 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Aug 17, 2015
 
2.86 by StrayteEDGE from Massachusetts on Aug 15, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Tawny colored and cloudy. Huge rocky white head retains very well. Lacing is very sticky.

S: Pureed strawberries on top of wheaty and shortcake aromas. Yeast. Perhaps the faintest whiff of grassy hops far in the background.

T: Tart and juicy strawberry flavors all over the joint. Yeasty undercurrents. Bread and wheat. Toasty. Crust. Pepper and clove underneath. Bready and wheaty finish.

M: Light-medium body. Full, frothy, and creamy. Gently scrubbing carbonation.

O: I know a lot of beer geeks out there are quick to write off 'fruit beers,' and I get it. We've all been burned by bland, unimaginative, or downright artificial tasting wheat-based fruit beers many times in the past. However, every once in a while one comes along that makes me happy that I took the chance and popped the cap. This is one of those beers. The strawberry aroma and flavor is natural and memorable, and it really pops. The base beer brings more to the table too, with a good amount of hearty Weizen character. A far cry from the usual neutral and bland wheat base that makes my eyes glaze over in boredom. What looked to be the weakest link in the variety pack is not looking so weak anymore. This was an enjoyable brew.

Aug 12, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Suds from Missouri

Spritzy and refreshing, this is nice for a summer day. It is a hazy, cloudy, tall-headed brew, dark straw in color. The aroma is subtly strawberry, with a slightly chemical scent. Wheat twang and some dryness in the taste. Good, but not great.

Aug 08, 2015
 
3.25 by spycow from Illinois on May 01, 2013
 
4 by amart80 from Missouri on Feb 25, 2012
 
3.5 by jmvecchio1 from Missouri on Dec 29, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Monkeyknife from Missouri

From their Revolution Series #8 at the brewery.

Poured from the tap a cloudy greyish yellow with two fingers of bright white head. Head faded quickly leaving behind a thing ring and not much lacing.

Lighter aroma of tart strawberry and tart apple, wheat cracker and a hint of spice.

The taste is quite tart with strawberry, apple and wheat cracker. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

A nice take on the Weissbier from the folks at Urban Chestnut. A very refreshing sessionable beer. I'll have another.

Sep 20, 2011
Bären Weisse from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 25 ratings