Bären Weisse
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #716
Ranked #43,624
3.35 | pDev: 20.6%
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
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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Photo of SadMachine
1.81/5  rDev -46%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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!

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.66/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Suds
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Bären Weisse from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 25 ratings