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Berlinerweiss | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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4.23/5
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25 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tectactoe on 08-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,346
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
25
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 1
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

heard the original batch of this brew under the GCB name was pretty darn good, the latest batches not so much

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, Michigan Summer Beerfest 2013. Such a bright hue and such an opaque and dense looking body, all at once. Solid gold and yellow with a huge, chunky, foamy white head. Some excellently crafted rings of lace stick to the cup and last until the beer is completely gone. For the style, this one is pretty spot-on, I'd say.

Liquid lemon head and sour apples straight to the brain. We're not talking Beatification sour, here, but this brew still smells plenty tart, and even mildly acidic on the back end. The fruit certainly gives a soured impression; very "peel-y" in character - the kind of stuff that strips the hair from your nostrils. A faint mustiness rests in the background, along with an even more faint hint of grass. Soft and sour, and relatively potent given the low ABV.

The first sip is easily as sour as the aroma would have you believe. Mounds of lemon juice, lemon rinds, citrus peels, and apple skins bash the palate with intense tartness and provocative notes of soft lactic acid. There's even a hint of vinegar hidden in the ruckus. The must is back, though it's not complex or deep enough to warrant the title of full-on funk. Timid grains and mild grass are more noticeable in the finish.

Each sip leaves your palate dry as hell, your lips puckering, and your saliva glads begging for more. And the best part about it is the amount that you can skull without waking up with a migraine in the morning. It's 3.5% ABV... have another one. Your buzz will wear off by the time you walk to the car. Dry, thin, crisp, and lavishly active on the palate; heavily carbonated with a nice bite.

First Griffin Claw brew and I'm impressed. Berliner Weisse style beers can be very hit or miss, and this one is a home run. Deliciously tart for the sour heads, mild enough for the Beat haters, full-flavored enough for the Goliaths, and light enough for recovering alcoholics. I wish they sold this in a plastic bag so I could pass it around the room with some friends and slap it. Good times; I'll definitely be having this more often.

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Berlinerweiss from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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