Fierce
Off Color Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #105
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,301
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.87%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
455
From:
Off Color Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  21
Gots
  60
SCORE
91
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FierceFierce
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?
Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 455 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very well balanced

Sep 14, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1%

The ancient taste of northern Germany gives Chicago a visit, adapt with a short wheat backbone and jaw-locking sourness. Think of it as a wheat beer with a mean streak.

Fierce pours innocent enough- its bright canary yellow color exudes the character of cleanliness and crispness. Its quick wisping head dissolves quickly underneath its sharp acidity. And that acidity brightens as the nose draws near. Its tangy lemony scent carries over seamlessly in taste as the jaws tighten and salivation ensues.

Its early bready taste and texture dissolves quickly and allows the clean lactic acidity to intensify with its sour lemon-drop flavor. Consequent sips wash over the middle with cider, dry chardonay, dried citrus and a lightly musty cork-like nature.

Its dry and vinous finish leads to a quick aftertaste, leaving behind a bright limey acidic taste that's beautifully sour and brilliantly clean. Echoes of light bread return long after the taste has concluded. Its simply an excellent thirst quencher.

Aug 18, 2014
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear glowing yellow body with a thin boiling head of white that fades to a ring but is supported by a quick little carbonation. The nose is a nice bright fruity tartness with a hint of pale malt as it opens. The taste has more bright fruity tartness wit a soft carbonic acid note in the clean finish. The mellow but crisp little fizz enhances the tartness but there is no astringency to it.

This beer has a nice fruity tartness and does seem a bit simplistic in my description but it is a great summer beer that is very quaftable. It has enough interesting character to make it worth a session.

Jan 21, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale pastel yellow, slight haze and a thin layer of white foam on the surface.

Aroma has a tart lactic note and minerally wheat, as well as an indistinct berry note.

Taste follows suit with tart puckering lacto, and a berryish gooseberry note in the middle, it's not sweet but lends a subtle fruitiness. Crisp, tart and dry. Very light and drinkable, it was gone before I blinked twice. Lends itself well to summer six pack drinking.

Jun 10, 2014
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metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down but has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of lactic acid and sourness are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of lactic acid but isn't overly sour. Only slight amounts of wheat are noticeable.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink given its light body and the fact that it isn't that sour.

Serving type: bottle

Nov 15, 2014
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Zaphog from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 11, 2017
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laketang from Arizona

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated may 16. 2016
lemon yellow, real foamy, but reduces to a small head
estery, funky, maybe a little nutty.
puckering lemon sweet tart, cracker
thin to medium mouthfeel, dry short finish..

Jul 02, 2016
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 05, 2015
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Jcarriglio from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 19, 2016
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lighthabit from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Dec 01, 2014
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Dufmandinga from Maine

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2015
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Rihup from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Jul 09, 2014
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eppie82 from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer is simply not for me.

Apr 27, 2015
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shelby415 from Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 26, 2017
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dandiprat2015 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 26, 2015
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 05, 2015
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BecauseWhalezbro from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 25, 2015
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logicalparadox from New York

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 03, 2015
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MattMorin from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 04, 2015
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Fordcoyote15 from Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best berliner weisse I've had to date.

Jul 09, 2016
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A_Rad from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 23, 2016
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DaftPatrick from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 19, 2015
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Stevem68 from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a super pale yellow hazy color. Has a sour tart aroma. Flavor is tart up front and dies off to a light bodied semi tart aftertaste. I would call this a light sour if anything. Not bad overall but I prefer a more intense flavor

Oct 17, 2015
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Pando from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 24, 2016
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Jusdolive09 from Connecticut

4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my all-time favorite beers of any style. Appearance is inviting, pale and clear with much head. Aroma is tart/sour with citrus and wheat standing out. Nicely balanced, not too sour. Crisp but not over-carbonated, not too light either.

Nov 04, 2015
Fierce from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 455 ratings