The Jam
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #170
ABV:
3.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #9,039
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
36
From:
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
 
District of Columbia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Strawberry-rhubarb berliner weisse
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Notes:

The beer pours a nice looking pinkish head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves very little on the surface. The beer itself is a delicious looking cloudy, salmon pink color. The texture appears to have a bit of a liquidated jam like appearance to it.

The smell and taste are delicious. The main note is a sweet, slight sugary (natural sugar from the fruit), and jammy strawberry smell, which makes sense given how many strawberries are used in the beer.. However, the taste is a bit more interesting because it has a slight tartness that extremely noticeable when surrounded by the sweeter notes and a slight salt note in the finish.

The feel is fantastic. It has a very refreshing finish but with slightly dryness as well. The body is light but with a slightly sticky and jammy texture to it.

Overall, this is definitely a fantastic beer worth getting when it's available. It's not quite a fruit beer and the tart note is a bit light for the style. However, it works well enough to warrant a trip all the way to the brewery.

Mar 05, 2017
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Jwilly459 from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really like this beer. Very fruity but certainly not too sweet. The look is an opaque pink that doesn't let light through, speaking to the tons of fruit inside.

Jul 14, 2016
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice fruited Berliner-style weiss. Definitely the best that I've had from Bluejacket. Very balanced, nice tartness, really nice fruit flavor, but without being too sweet, and a nice effervescence. Definitely pick this one up if you are at the brewery.

Oct 26, 2015
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benzalman from California

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really impressed with this one. a fruit forward berliner with a very nice lactic sourness to the finish. One thing that stuck out to me about this one was that it was very carbonated on draft. Looking forward to opening a bottle. Worth seeking out!

Oct 05, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kegatron for sharing this one with me. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a taster. The brew appears a clouded pink color with firm white head that slowly fades leaving thick patchy lace.

The smell is fruity and seedy tart with hints of yogurt and celery seed. Strawberry is subtle across the back and is pleasantly natural feeling.

The taste is tart with a nondescript fruity feel thats lightly seedy like raspberry/strawberry. Some lemony lacto/yogurt and faint wheat grain.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall a pretty chuggable berliner with decent complexity and overall cleanliness for having a fruit addition that sometimes can go weird.

Sep 02, 2015
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Lucular from Maryland

4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful strawberry pink color. Smell is strawberries and wheat beer with a whiff of lactic acid. Taste is predominantly strawberry and tart with some rhubarb and a wheaty biscuit flavor (in my opinion too much). A nice take on a berliner weiss.

Aug 23, 2015
The Jam from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 36 ratings