Engel Weisse | Elevation Beer Co.

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Engel WeisseEngel Weisse

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse Style Ale fermented and aged in Oak barrels.

Added by 4DAloveofSTOUT on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Beaver13:
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2.39/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, bottle on 6/10/13. Pours hazy light yellow with a huge gushing fizzy white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.

The aroma is musty wheat malts with a little apple.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts, green apple and a dry champagne finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, Just OK. Tart green apple and dry champagne.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle #920, 07/19/13.

Appearance: Froths nicely to maybe 1cm, then falls back gradually. No real discernible lacing. Color is wonderful - the palest white straw, very slightly hazy.

Smell: Wheaty and a little cracker-y, but dominant is the strong, fresh lactic tang. Extremely clean aroma, maybe like fresh milk, or a field of wheat. Some apple; faintest hints of vanilla.

Taste: Super-smooth and light, but with a perfectly balanced lactic twang. Like fresh yoghurt. Slightly lemony, slightly apple-y, slightest hint of woody vanillin, but mainly in the feel not the taste. Big big taste for a 4% beer.

Mouthfeel: Just great, spot on for the style. Light, easy-drinking, with a prickly but tiny bubbled carbonation. Offsets the sour just the right amount. Absurdly easy to drink.

Overall: Very very nice Berliner Weisse. Extremely discreet barrel ageing; great beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy amber-orange with a mild fuzzy white blanket.

Smell is musty, with sweetening golden raisin, vanilla, and oak.

This brings to the palate a really frothy carbonation, yet is a little thin, adding rounding caramel to all the same notes as exhibited in the smell.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TATURBO for picking this beer up on your recent West Coast adventure!

750ml C&C bottle. bottle # 00536. bottled on 06.10.13.

A thunderous and booming pop as the cork left the neck of the bottle.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer looks just like champaigne. Dull pale yellow bodied beer with massive white head on a gentle pour. Head drops down to thin cap. Spotty lace.

Smell: Mild lemon and lactic tartness. Fruity and yeasty. Slightly oaky. Cracker notes and wheat malts. A slight cheesy/yogerty funk.

Taste: A light tartness that tastes a little bigger than it smells. Clean and bright lemony and mild sweet orange citrusy notes. Hints of wheat malts. Slightly tannic oak note and hint of lactic and slightly cheesy and yogerty funk. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderately high carbonation levels. Super crisp and clean beer. So rediculiously drinkable its like carbonated water. Nice dryness level in this beer as well. This beer's mouthfeel is a benchmark for the style! WOWED!

Overall: Simple yet elegant berlinner wiesse. The mouthfeel of this beer is a shining example of what a berlinner weisse beer should be like on the palate; seriously spectacular mouthfeel! Really easy to take down this 750 bottle down by yourself. This is definately among "the greats" of its respective beer style. Highly recommended for all fans Berlinner Weisse!

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Color is a pale yellowish with a big gush of head in the Faust Weissbier glass. The usual light body and sharp mouthfeel. Somewhat spritzy but not up to the German standard. Aroma is a slight whiff of vinegar with some faint grain.

Flavor is more on the tart than sour side, which is fine for drinkability in my opinion. Some hints of malt. Mostly it's a tangy, faintly fruity but extremely dry taste. Thin and slightly wheaty. Hints of grape skins and some lemon.

This is easy to drink, if you're trying out the style, but the nine dollar price seems excessive. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, whitish yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is woody, lemon, grapes, some wheat malt, a little bready too. Flavor was light and crisp with a nice dry finish; a little woody, lemon and its zest, grapes, creamy, a touch of bread. A light, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, Elevation with a really nice beer here. Super drinkable and some really nice flavor for such a low abv.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It has a quite whitshy color with light green and yellow nuances and with practically no head.
Light and clean aroma with predominant lemon notes and some mild nice must.
Flavor with a medium lemon tartness, some green apple and green grapes, mildly lactic.
Very light body, a bit watery, with good carbonation.
Ultra refreshing and elegant, definitely not aggressive Berliner Weisse, but it could be a bit bolder, both flavor and body.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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Engel Weisse from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 35 ratings