Bear Wallow Berliner Weiss | Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bennetj17 on 11-07-2013

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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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3.74/5  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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3.99/5  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 to 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. somehow still extremely delicate even with the rounder texture, brilliant livliness too. soft citrus and bright tang here. one of the better takes on this style i have seen in an increasingly crowded field. they should can this one if they dont already...

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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The cloudy honey colored liquid arrives with a small head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Tart fruit and yeasty funk

Taste: Tart lemony tones are joined by yeasty funk

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; rather creamy

Overall: An excellent example of the style, showing the versatility of the brewer

Thanks, kevindp9, for the chance to revisit

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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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3.77/5  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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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%

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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

On draft at AZ Wilderness.

Light straw body with a mild haze. Small white head. Aromas of grain, earth, mild funk, a touch of fruity. Grain with a touch of stone fruit and a slice of lemon. Subtle earthy and herbal notes as well. Thin bodied, almost watery. A good choice for a hot Arizona summer day.

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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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