Fierce | Off Color Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Troublesome's meaner cousin will flail your tongue as hard as he can, but being such a little guy, you'll probably just pucker a bit. Spawned through an overnight kettle souring with our house lactobacillus culture, the wort emerges furious at what we did to it. Then, just because, we pitch a saison yeast and allow it to free rise to it's further distain. It comes out angrier than... uh, angrier than... well, something really angry. But at 3.8% ABV there's no reason for you to be too afraid.

IBU 3ish?

Added by PHBoiler on 05-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
435
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
60
For Trade:
2
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ontic
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timothybarney
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewLogan
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sour but not too sour. Great!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours bright yellow, hazy and with a small head. Lots of tart notes on the nose. Yogurt-like and floral aromas. The taste is well balanced between the tart and sweet. Medium body.

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a light yellow transparent color with a fast rising carbonation seen rising to fill a quickly dissipating foamy to bubbly head. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell had the sour wheat up front, slightly sticky, crisp lemon runs into blend nicely. Tart to sweet grassiness runs underneath. The taste was mainly sour with a nice level of tart and balanced by a dry crisp dry lemon and somewhat sweet in the aftertaste leading into a quick dry sweet sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation hits my tongue nicely. Tartness hits dryly on my tongue as expected. Overall, I say this was a nice Berliner Weisse. Everything fits, I’d have this again.

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

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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a tulip from draft at 129 Center Cut on May 5, 2017.

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Photo of corywalston
1.24/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks like champagne. Smells like Windex. Taste like sour nothing. I'm talking about nasty sour water. Undrinkable. Mouth is like over carbonated water. Overall, this is a garbage beer. Skip it. Taste like they made a proper sour then dumped it out, left the yeast sludge in and then refilled the fermenter with water. Started to clean it then someone said "I bet we could sell this to the hipsters". 3ish IBUs... WTF! This is a novelty at best.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle into a Surly teku. Shared by schen9303.

Nose is yeasty with hints of lemon zest, foam and citrus. Lightly tart with a foamy, lactic sweetness. Beer opens lightly lactic with a very mellow diacetyl. Hints again, of lemon, citrus and a sweet, delicate milkiness. Really drinkable. Tart but not overly so with a great, smooth sweet balance. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down dry. Accented finish.

A very well made beer. Too often, this style is just straight sour. But this has great balance with overtones of lactic and wheat sweetness. Worth trying.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fierce from Off Color Brewing
4.04 out of 5 based on 435 ratings.
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