Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #105
Ranked #11,770
4 | pDev: 6.5%
Dec 15, 2021
Jul 26, 2015
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.79 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can. Hazy and yellow in color with a good sized white head. Smells of fruit and a sour base. Sour hit up front with a slight flavor of grapefruit. Ok sour but nothing special.
Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 19, 2021
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Massive flavor - fruit that works great for this beer.
Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a very clear, pale yellow color with a small, white head of foam. No lacing to speak of. It smelled tropical with notes of pineapple, guava and mango. Sweet tropical flavors with wheat and hints of saltiness. Crisp and light bodied.
Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 31, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L:. Pours a very pale clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Very strong passion fruit, notes of grapefruit, a tart sour, lots of toasted bread. Very nice smell, not complex but inviting.

T:. Passion fruit, notes of grapefruit, a light tart sour, and some toasted bread. This is a very nice easy drinking low alcohol Berliner Weisse.

F:. Light and high carbonation.

O:. This is a great low alcohol summer beer.
Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a tropical fruited berliner, always so fun to drink new flavors from these guys, and this one is good, but it lacks some of the complexity and uniqueness i have come to know and admire and expect in their beers, it almost seems like this could have come from anyone, much as i like it. it doesnt have much head from the tap, and immediately smells quite tangy, and with a almost tropical punch of candy nose, no real fruits immediately identifiable to me, but i get some sweetness and some citrus in the mix, maybe a passion fruit tang too. there is a brine-like vibe to this, a mineral twang, and a sharp but clean lacto souring on it thats a little more piquant than i can drink a ton of. there is subtle lemon and lime to this, some pineapple too, and definite passion fruit for me. i also get like a cherry candy element, as there is some berry and sweetness in here to me as well, kind of a muddle of different fruits, and then a whole lot of sourness at the end. its a very flavorful berliner, but maybe not as unique and compelling as i am used to from off color. still, nice with a bowl of mussels and a beer that seems right for summer. one and done for me though, especially at this acidity level.
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by 98green from Michigan

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jul 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Jul 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 oz bottle on July 8, 2018. Berliner style weisse infused with tropical fruits and jaguar pelts. Crisp, tart and delicious.
Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 26, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by lic217 from Connecticut

May 17, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by CSO from Illinois

May 14, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut

May 09, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by DamienArk from Iowa

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I've been pretty satisfied by my past experiences with Off Color, particularly when it comes to their off-kilter (off color?) renditions of forgotten European styles such as sahti, kottbusser and Berliner weissbier. This is a rendition of the latter, likely based on their popular Fierce Berliner weiss. I bought a single of this and a four-pack of Yuzu Fierce on the same day. For some reason I recall having this at some point, but I don't have any specific recollection about it and it seems like something I'd definitely remember... mostly because it's quite good. That leads to the review...

Pours a hazy yellowish color with a very thick and chunky head that dies down quite quickly to about an 1/8 finger of foam. No lace to speak of, but the way this built up from my initial pour was quite impressive. Though it is but a shadow of its former self right now, it's still a pretty good looking Berliner with a clearly wheat-heavy body and nice, pallid color. I'm okay with this one despite its shortcomings... lacto does what lacto does, after all.

On the nose I'm greeted with a lot of passion fruit and pineapple like scents, backed up by some slightly-citric vestiges of grapefruit and lemon peel thanks to the lactobacillus souring. Guava, light notes of melon and apricot also come out, bringing along some stone fruit and peripheral tropical fruit elements to the party. I get a little bit of the wheat here, which comes across as grainy and works well with the fruitiness.

The passion fruit is a star here, with a juicy and thirst-quenching yet surprisingly tart profile that lends itself perfectly to the base beer. Good sweet/sour balance with some passion fruit upfront combining with tart and lightly-bitter grapefruit. Dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, guava and more apricot (and maybe even Italian plum) notes come out towards the mid-palate, which is essentially just mildly-alcoholic juice with a tart bent. Wow, I'm in love with how well-rounded this is. The Yuzu Fierce is, by comparison, insanely acidic, but this is right on the cusp and very well-balanced.

Feel is medium-heavy for a beer just under 4%, but if you are into wheat-heavy Berliners (esp. ones with fruit which can add to perceived body), this won't come across as a challenge to your palate in any way. The carbonation is slightly under what I expected, but this is still a great beer I would crush every day if I could. Juicy, fruity and tropical with excellent handling of its added fruit as well as a great penchant for overall balance.
Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 30, 2017
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