Bear Wallow Berliner Weiss | Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

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86
very good
64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
azwbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bennetj17 on 11-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of breadwinner
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one is all over the place -- I've had halfway decent versions, yogurt tartness and all, and a few that have been diactyl-laden messes. Until the consistency picks up, I'd be hard pressed to recommend it.

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3.32/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a clear super light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with wheat, grain, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour wheat and grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is basic but tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: growler.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw yellow. White head with lace.

Lemon acidity. Light vinegar. Tart and sour. Has a bit of a funk to it.

Light bodied and easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

berliners and other kettle soured or sour mashed ales have become like the new ipa, seemingly the standard which all breweries are being judged, and it apparently has become mandatory to be well versed in these styles. everyone is doing it now, and so few of them are any good, its awesome t encounter a beer like this, a true example of the style, better than most of them, but without anything to make it intentionally different except for the quality. i like that, and i like this brewery a lot. here is a clean, moderately sour, lemony, straw colored brew, brightly acidic, citric, summery, fun and easy drinking beer that has plenty of body for the style and is carbonated effervescently. its everything it should be and nothing it shouldnt. more body than many which really works to smooth out some of the acid, and i dont find it to have a negative impact on refreshment or drinkability. one of the better takes on this style i have seen in an increasingly crowded feel. they should can this one if they dont already...

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Bear Wallow Berliner Weiss from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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