Intergalactic Acid Berliner Weiss | The Tap Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 150
Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Light straw body with a bright, neon white head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Crisp pear, green apple, and water crackers.

T - White bread, tart apple, unripe pear, and green plantains.

M - Dry, light body.

O - Great flavor profile for the style, and in general a great flavor profile given the ABV.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at row 34 in Boston, real nice list there. This is really low alcohol, even for the style, which I really like, especially in the summer after a lot of walking, or on a full belly. Nice glow even with some haze, and a very full inch of white head on it. Very quick lacto nose, probable kettle soured fast enough for no funk or tannic wheat stuff to get going, very, very clean as these type of sours go, and almost zero body on it, but not watery. Instead it feels alive from the tickly carbonation and the acidity. White wheat and lemon all the way, with an almost green olive brine element to it, but in a good way. Love how light and bright it is. A fantastic partner to raw seafood, even in place of a mignonette type with oysters. Very New England and very tasty. These guys are now on my radar. So refreshing and quenching.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Intergalactic Acid was served in a standard pint glass at champs at the Marriott Copley in Boston. I had a brutal travel day and was really looking forward to a good beer.

The beer is a cloudy dark yellow with a skim of sticky white lace.

It has a nose of grains, funk and a hint of citrus.

It is tart, slightly sour and after a long day supremely refreshing. Grains, yeast and something that reminds me of lignonberry.

The mouth is crisp with nice carbonation.

Well done and it really hit the spot!

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Photo of smcolw
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, yellow color. Big starting head, but it settles to rim lace. No lace at all.

Strongly tart with a bit of yeasty bite. I notice a touch of soured milk as well.

This is a lip-puckering, wheaty beer. Plenty of yeast to it. Powerful lemony touch to the start of the taste. No sweetness to cut the tart bite. Higher body but it is also higher in carbonation. Long aftertaste that reminds of sucking a lemon.

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Photo of DrJay
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muddy yellow/beige with a skim and collar of fine whitish bubbles. Sour nose, a bit of wheat and fruitiness, slight husky or grainy character. Acid cuts all the way through the flavour, start to finish. Notes of tart fruit, grains, wheat throughout. Lingering sourness and a bit of saltiness. Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation, a bit coarse. Refreshing, but a bit rough on the palate.

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Photo of Damian
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Served in a goblet

Ultra pale straw yellow appearance. The liquid was stopped by a bubbly, frothy, one-finger tall, bright white crown. Fantastic retention. The head slowly faded to a lasting film of bubbles. A thin curtain of lacing coated the glass after each sip.

The aroma was pretty unexciting initially. Crisp yeasty notes dominated. Super dry and powdery. As the beer warmed, the nose became more interesting. Lemon notes were detectable. Some mustiness came through as well.

The flavor profile was impressive. Tart, lemony notes were instantly recognizable. Crisp, dry and wheaty. Moderately acidic. The beer was anchored by a pale, crackery malt base. Slightly funky, brett-like notes appeared on the finish.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied and highly effervescent. Almost a bit Champagne-like. The liquid eventually turned smooth and frothy on the pallet.

Intergalactic Acid may not be one of the more intense Berliner Weiss-style beers on the market, but it was tasty and quite refreshing nevertheless. Available for under $4 a bottle, I can definitely see this becoming a summer staple.

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Photo of KristiBeerBoston
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours kind of like milky cloudy grapefruit juice.

Carbonation is not as powerful as I'd like it to be. Falls pretty flat after the first couple of sips.

Overall taste is fantastic. Crisp sharp and sour with a biscuit-like finish.

Found a bottle for $4.99 and I think it's one of the best bargains I've gotten in a while.

thumbs up!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very interesting color. It's really milky. Almost pours like a pulpy lemonade. Very pale, milky yellow. Never seen a color like it. Reluctant, white head that quickly pops off to nothingness.

S-Sticking my nose to the bottle, it smelled like puke. Now in a glass, the stinky stomach acid smell has subsided for the most part. It smells like cheesy, tart wheat. Lactic aroma. Underlying grain.

T-Really tangy lemon meringue. Sour cream. Very wheaty. Excessive lacto flavor. The first sip is a tad overwhelming but I warmed up to it pretty quickly. Cheese rind.

M-Light bodied. So much flavor at 3%, so absurd. Prickly bubbles. Lingering tartness that sticks to the lips.

O-I haven't run into a Berliner with more flavor. Intergalactic Acid is impressive in its pungency at such a low level of alcohol. I may not have loved the flavor but that is just personal preference; I can see people becoming absolutely smitten with this one.

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Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to ThreeLions for sharing.

Super hazy murky pear flesh colored, light fizzy head.

Nose nice sour, tart lemony fruit, little grainy malty cracked and creamy wheat, nice sour mash, lactic acid.

Taste sour mash, grainy toasted creamy wheat, lemon tartness and quite sour but light and refreshing. Mild fruit, tart pear like soured fruit, straw, cracker wheat. Finish is very dry bready cracker wheat, some lactic acid and little lemon zest.

Mouth is lighter bod, little sticky dried lactic acid, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice sourness, tart lemon and fruit, lactic acid, crackery wheat, very refreshing.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a deep colored head and a fairly tight white head. Nose has some nice grain up front but a lot of muddled wheat, heavy lacto cream and notes of lemon. Taste has a lot of muddled wheat up front, heavy lactic acid, some acetic acid, hints of lemon mid to late palate but a huge sulfur flavor takes over and lingers through the finish. Body is a bit fuller than I'd presser with strong carbonation and a puckering finish.

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Photo of sprat1960
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milky yellow with a brown tint in color when poured, opaque, with a one finger head that dissipates rather quickly. I did not find the appearance appealing, in my opinion. The smell however was very appealing; sweet, citrus scent with lemon being prominent, tart, and somewhat wheaty. The taste matched up well with the aroma; tart, lemony, wheat and smooth. Very refreshing at the end of a warm spring day. Light to medium body with nice light carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It is a great summer beer, as it has a refreshing quality. It will be picking up some more for sure.

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Photo of athomasPSU
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale cloudy yellow with an off white head that quickly goes away.

Smells tart and funky. Like sour juice or candy. I can also smell some wheat. It's got some clean crisp lemon as well.

The taste is very tart with some lemon and wheat. I can taste the malts which are very light. It's pretty crisp. Some citrus flavors other than lemon are there as well but the lemon dominates.

Very light body with a good carbonation.

Overall, this is terrific. It's a great sour and session beer. I'm happy The Tap Brewing is 2 blocks from me. I'll be going to get this on draft and more bottles. It will be great by the pool all day. Can't wait for that!

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Photo of Maxwell
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a milky, pale yellow with a small sized head of eggshell white bubbles. In body, the beer is cloudy and opaque, leaving nothing of the other side of the glass to be seen. On the nose, the beer smells of soggy wheat flakes, light lemons, thick yogurt, and a pool. On the tongue, the beer tastes of a middling tart bight and then a bready sweet finish. In flavor, the beer begins as tart lemon, moving into lemon yogurt, then chlorine, and then a nice bready finish of wheat flakes and very soft lemon. In the mouth, the beer feels light in body with a strong carbonation, yet a slightly smooth, yet crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice little Berliner weisse with some good wheat malt and yogurt flavors. It’s neither the tartest nor the tamest, but the chlorine flavors do effect the experience a little. I like the yogurt flavor, but I like this one more mit schuss. A decent Berliner weisse.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Intergalactic Acid, how does one pass up a beer with such a damn creative name? I couldn't even though I'm not the biggest fan of Weisse style beers. The name is among the best I've seen and one that really does this brew justice.

Pours as a sunshine bright fog with an unremarkable one finger head. The aroma of this beer just explodes out of the glass and into the air and it fills the immediate proximity with harsh scents of sour candy, lemon and blanched wheat.

The aroma intensifies as you go in for the first sip and the flavor is very loyal to the scent. It's a sharp and bitter sour that stings your throat on it's way down.

My enjoyment of this beer is subdued by my feeling that I'll be refluxing up this beer all night as the lactic acid burns a hole down your esophagus and lands hard in your stomach.

This beer isn't kind or forgiving and from a flavor aspect it certainly stands out. The paltry 3.0% ABV would make this sessionable if the acid wasn't so prolific. My heart goes out to anyone who spends a day drinking these, you wont get drunk, but you still might puke.

This is a novelty beer IMO. For what it's worth I hear in Germany beer lovers down Berliner Weisse like candy, usually flavored with Raspberry or Cherry liquor.


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Photo of u2carew
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick, white head that settles quickly. Leaving a thin lacing around the edge of the glass. Hazy, pale gold colored body.
S) Earthy. Grainy. Hints of lemon.
T) Tart Lemon. Subtle notes of grains. Lingering tartness in the aftertaste.
M) Very light body. Some chalkiness in the finish.
O) A well crafted and true to form Berliner Weissbier. Glad I have a bomber of it.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy and cloudy white peach. Bright-white head leaves no cap and the thinnest, brightest collar. Tiny tight bubbles. Slight carbonation.

Smell: Lightly tart and lactic. Mild fruitiness with some lemon and light citrus. Very clean and light with some melon on the back. A bit of yeast. Funky with some wheat in there as well.

Taste: Tart and fruity with a soft funk. Some lemon and a hint of melon on the back. Lactic tartness. A slight snap of wheat with some damp light malts. Some minor sour notes on the edges. Light and clean. Very minimally bitter. Super clean and light.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate and crisp carbonation. Clean and refreshing.

Overall: Beastie Boy approved.

Light, crisp and refreshing. For the stellar price of $4.50 a bottle, I'll likely pick up a few more to help combat the heat wave.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 6/23/13

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy pale yellow - kind of a white/milky tone to it - some clarity around the edges that kind of reminds me of a barrel-aged fruit beer or something (rather strange) - pours with a bright white head, leaves some streaks of lacing - somewhere between unattractive and intriguing

Smell: Funky and fruity - damp, tart lactic acidity - some sour wheat - some fruitiness, like hints of grapefruit pith, but mostly lemon - overall, pretty light (which is intentional)

Taste: Nicely tart and funky while being simultaneously clean - nice lactic sourness, damp without being musty - medium level of tartness, melds well with the sour character - malts are very wheaty (think: wheat bran), but the flavor is mild enough that it works very well here - minimally bitter grapefruit and lemon - finishes extremely clean

Mouthfeel: Light body, excellently carbonated, very refreshing

Overall: Drop it like it's hot

This is a stellar Berliner Weiss. It's tart, funky, crisp, refreshing, and it doesn't taste like someone tried to brew vegetable broth. And the bottle was only $5! I will be buying more of this charming concoction.

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Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy, whitish-yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation--really different and cool looking

Smell: lemon, funk, and flowers

Taste: lemon, sour candy, and flowers--maybe a taste of super pale malt

Mouthfeel: sour and sweet, medium carbonation, medium-light body

Overall: It is memorable and a day later I am still trying to decide if I like it enough to get it again. Very interesting beer, but I have had way better in the style. On the positive this is one of the best looking beers I have seen...Really nice job with the presentation.

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Photo of greenmtn1111
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass chalice.

A: 4.00 - Hazy, milky yellow. Almost like yellow grapefruit juice. Head is white, about a finger's worth and it dissipates pretty quickly.

S: 3.25 - Citrusy and kinda funky

T: 4.50 - Super tart with a very nice malty beer backbone. More citrus, mainly lemon.

M: 4.50 - Clean taste, super refreshing and rediculously sessionable at only 3%. Nicely carbonated - just enough it seems.

O: 4:25 I really dig Berliners and this is an excellent one, perfect for summer. Would really like to try this with some woodruff.

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Intergalactic Acid Berliner Weiss from The Tap Brewing Company
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