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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
Ranking:
#3,293
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
438
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
60
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 438 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SPot On style. Orange body, unfiltered, on tap at churchkey dc. Good though not exceptional berliner weiss.Drinkable, though served and stayed on cold side.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, lemon, lemon juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lemon, cracker, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is light, refreshing, and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its becoming too easy and too widely known how to whip up a quick berliner. its not as special as it used to be, and there are lot of real average or even poor ones being acclaimed by people who are just thirsty for a sour beer, so its nice to have a more careful one here. super light, maybe the lightest example of the style i have seen. looks like milky wheat beer, fizzy white but cant hold a head. a fruity nose thats tart but short of sour. white wine aromatics, puckerly lemon flavor, with a fruity middle and a body thinner than water. carbonation is high, and that helps a lot. i like that its as simple as it is, not trying to overdo it, the esters are there, and the lacto mash or kettle sour aspect is there, sweaty and meaty, but the fruitiness balances it all out. i still think the apex is the best beer from off color that i have had, but this is a solid berliner. just hate paying per bottle prices like this for a beer that should be in an affordable twelve pack of cans...

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a hazy straw pale yellow color with a very thin head.

The nose is lactic acid, citrus, lemon, yeast, berry and wheat. The flavor is tart, citrus, lemon, a little salt, white pepper. It isn't mouth puckering, more like noticeably tart. This is pretty simple, clean, easy to drink. Almost zero alcohol present. Pretty good.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev 0%
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

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white heat with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour lemon, lime, apricot, peach, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour lemon, lime, apricot, peach, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, peach, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, leather, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from acidity and carbonation as well. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately acidic, and slightly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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

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

White head with good retention. Pale yellow color.

A very nice and easy drinking Berliner weisse. Funky with some light acidity. Lemon and light fruits. Some muskmelon flavors that I really enjoy. Very easy to drink. Very clean and smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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Fierce from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 438 ratings
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