Calypso
Siren Craft Brew

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From:
Siren Craft Brew
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #206
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,528
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.01%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
65
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Mar 30, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  16
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Calypso was the goddess known for her sharp tongue. This beer is our homage to this enchantress, a tart, spritz u Berliner style sour beer that is liberally dry hopped with a different single hop for each batch. To know which hop you are drinking, check out website and match the batch number to the hop.
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Rated: 2.33 by stephenlee93 from England

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a truly pale golden color with a medium sized, spongy head.

Smells of dried leaves, lime zest and sweet oranges, together with a note of sun dried wheat.

Has a light and refreshing mouthfeel with a well carbonated, easy drinking body.

Tastes of dough covered limes, lighter leather and matured, dry hops among a subtle toffee sweetness. Turns quite tart then with a prominent acidity, lighter, fermented bread and prevailing limes. Finishes light and crisp with an interplay of dry hops and bitter lime.

Very easy drinking and refreshing sour with a solid complexity to it.
May 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
330 ml bottle, batch G658, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4%. Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma and flavour of lemons and loads of lactic acid, and nothing more.
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Orange, lightly hazy. Beautiful white foam.
Sour, very hoppy, citric, tropical, honey.
In the taste a lot of lactic acidity, even too much maybe. Strong carbonation.
The hopis less intense than the smell.
Tart, sour, but it lacks of balance and of a basci sense.
When it warms, some off-flavour (sulphur).
Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can. Batch G1761 (Amarillo-Centennial-Citra-Hallertau Blanc). Misty lemon colour. Medium frothy head.
Mainly citrus fruits upon smelling. A light gooseberry sourness is noticeable.
The above discerned upon tasting. Tart. Sherbet.
A light refreshing feel.
A summers afternoon beer.
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Bierschenker from Belgium

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Found a craft beer shop close to where I live. Bought a few bottles and cans that I was looking for or looked good. This was the latter ;-)
Hops reference G1709 - Amarillo, Experimental hop bru-1, Centennial, Azacca & Citra.

Served in my trusty "Seef" tumbler.
Looks gorgious: A full and proud white head crowns a foggy white yellow liquid. Resembles home made lemonade. Head isn't retained.
Scent isn't powerfull. Very earthy yeast with some lemon or sour apple.
Flavour is thick and gives lemon and pineapple sourness.
Aftertaste still gives a fruity sourness, but I'd rather call it green apple sourness. Noticable as well is white bread.
Sour apple lingers.

A bit low in alcohol, but a good beer in any case.
Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£1.82):
Really light golden to start with a watery appearance through the body & quite a small, bubbly white head that looks pretty poor in truth. The nose was quite sour & tangy with some citrus & background fruits coming through alongside some orange. It was definitely a sour offering with plenty of lemon & citrus flavours but it thankfully didn't overpower. The palate was a tangy & lively one without being overly carbonated, & overall the beer was drinkable but not particularly exciting; coupled with the fact that I'm not a huge fan of this style of beer, I doubt this is one I'd pick up again.
Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by JOBEERFB from Belgium

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle. Very pale, milky, gold colour with a thin head. Smells sour & vegetal. Thin, sour flavour with hints of lemon and spring greens. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing and sharp. Complex sour beer that would work well on a hot day. Not mouth-puckering sour so easy to drink.
May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Aug 25, 2017
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
great berliner. still a good hop residual taste and aroma. light orange colour.smooth.
Aug 17, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured into a tulip glass to a light straw yellow topped by a finger of dense white head that fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of light sourness along with some grassy and slightly herbal hop notes
T: Taste is nice lemony tartness up front with some light hearbal hops with some slight earthy notes along with a little tropical fruit. Hints of creamy wheat at times as well. The swallow brings lingering lemony tartness and some faint hop flavors along with some slight wheat on the back end.
M: The beer has a fairly light mouthfeel but it is not watery. Carbonation is effervescent as well and the acidity leads this one to have a dry finish
O: Overall this is a pretty tasty berliner. Definitely a nice beer to have on a hot day like today. It has some nice flavors and complexity and the dry hopping makes this one pleasantly different. If you like the style this one is worth a try.
Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.74/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
From 32GP. In Teku glass. At lunch, with fried eggs + fries + turkey steaks. Hops arent much noticeable, maybe they help in controling the sourness, as I find it more tolerable and refreshing than others in the style
Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.05 by Giangio from Italy

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Martine from England

Nov 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Oct 19, 2016
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Reviewed by amano_h from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 614
Hazy straw, tart mango and citrus all along. Very refreshing. I don't know what the hops used are (the batch is not listed on their website yet) but they're very delicate. Good berliner weisse
Aug 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on June 24, 2016. Enigma hop. Look is gold with a white head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste are mostly sour.
Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by Foley67 from Scotland

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Fabiand from Texas

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.21 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by YvesB from Belgium

Mar 24, 2016
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Rated by hdtrice from England

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch 462: Cascade & Mandarina
Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Jan 29, 2016
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Reviewed by tobelerone from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at craft beer co. In Covent garden. Loved this beer, cloudy body, funky, tart nose with substantial stinky cheesiness. Just enough to tempt me without crossing over the line as some Berliners are want to do. Medium light body, decent sourness but not overwhelmingly puckering; there are lovely brackish notes and hoppy bitterness along with a little of that cheesiness; more subtle than in the nose though.

Just one of many terrific beers I've had by Siren this week, super impressed.
Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Lare453 from Florida

Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by HopBroker from Washington

Nov 22, 2015
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