Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #74
Ranked #9,063
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Apr 15, 2021
May 27, 2014
Notes: 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?
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Rated: 4.5 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut

Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Mar 23, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled summer 2014; drank 9/17/14 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque pale yellow hue.

HUGE white head (careful pouring!); minimal lace.

Wheat & mild lemon nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Honey, graham cracker & mild lemon flavors up front; a cider-y dry finish. Sour lemon notes emerge more as this warms.

Quaffable but with nice flavor.
Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not a style I know much about or ever drink, but I really enjoyed this. Very crisp and refreshing. A hint of sour and funk with a bubbly mouthfeel.

Step away from your DIPAs and BA stouts and give this one a try. Off Color does subtle so very well.
Mar 07, 2019
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle that is a full year old

Very light on... almost everything. Thin mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation and a zip of lemon at the end. Lots of wheat and yeast taste in there for 4%. Citrus, grain, and spring water

Better with age, I vote we replace La Croix with this stuff
Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, enjoy by 24 Jul 18. Cloudy and pale straw colored ale with a bubbly white head that fades to a foam. Aroma is lemongrass, bread yeast, and wheat. Flavors are tart and sour with notes of lemon, wheat, yeast, and sour white grape. Light body, lively carbonation, finishing tart and sour. This was interesting for me. A lot going on and I can't say it truly worked for me.
Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by EdFed from Illinois

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 3.3 by PartyMcCarty21 from Oklahoma

May 15, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 13, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

May 11, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut

May 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by broadway848 from New York

Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by beerjerk666 from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a JK Snörkel glass. BBD 1 Oct 17.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow/gold colored body with a fizzy bubble head.

Aroma: All tart and sour, you know what you're getting into!

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bright tartness on the tongue followed by, and ending with, a dry and clean finish.

Overall: Tart, sour and tasty! This one is really done well and you can put down plenty of these at ease.
Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 3 by RobertJBeer from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Sep 10, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by ontic from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by timothybarney from Virginia

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jul 11, 2017
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Rated by AndrewLogan from District of Columbia

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!
Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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.
Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by AuntBea from Illinois

Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Jun 07, 2017
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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.
May 06, 2017
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Reviewed by corywalston from North Dakota

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.
Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by nickfl from Florida

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by mattsucks from Ohio

Nov 30, 2016
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