Charlie Foxtrot | Texian Brewing Company

Charlie FoxtrotCharlie Foxtrot
117 Ratings
Charlie FoxtrotCharlie Foxtrot

Brewed by:
Texian Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Charlie Foxtrot is an "Imperial" Berliner Weisse brewed to combat the Texas heat. This sour wheat beer is tart and dry with citrus and peachy notes from the sour fermentation.

Added by kjkinsey on 03-14-2014

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2.33/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A murky apple cider appearance with no head and little to no smell. Taste is a lingering extreme bitterness that is rather over powering and I didn't find enjoyable. Overall I'd pass on this offering, sours are one of my favorite styles and this one just does not get the job done.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

Poured into an oversized Chardonnay-style, Jester King stemware glass (not quite a TeKu). The color showcases banana and some hint of hazy orange with an eggshell head that falls rather quickly into a very thin ring.

Complex aromas of sour lemon pith, orange blossom flowers, musty attic, aged Noble hops and warm pie crust cascade from the glass. Taste is reminiscent of childhood sour candies: Lemonhead, Warheads and sugared orange jelly slices. Flavors of unripe peach, Australian water crackers and white wine vinegar are also present.

A sour Saison comes to mind here. I don't think this one could improve with a drizzle of traditional raspberry syrup as it has a toffee-like sweetness that helps to balance out the tart and sour flavors just slightly.

Strangely, the color settles into deeper hues that take on a lit lamp shade in a dim, warm room. Gradient of yellow to murky amber hug the glass. This is imperial stuff here as compared to traditionally executed the Berliner Weisse beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes to me served in a tumbler pint with a turbid yellow body and little head. I kind of like the overboard quantity of yeast in the appearance. Smell is strong on acid, with light, crackery grain. Flavor is full on acidity. I'll admit, this isn't the most complex beer around, but I enjoy the raw sourness. Flavor is heavy with wheat, which makes sense considering how massive the mash bill must be to bring it up to this abv. Mouthfeel is a bit thick for what I want in a Berliner Weiss. Overall, I enjoyed the tongue-burning acidity in this, but the high ABV doesn't make much sense. I'd love to pound something like this all day, but the high octane booze won't allow that. I had to take it way slower than I had hoped with this one.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a hazed, rather dark gold color with a nice cap of dense off-white head. Excellent retention for a berliner.

Nose is mainly light malt and a lemony tartness. Not much else really, except for a sharp CO2 aroma. Surprised there is not more here.

Taste redeems itself quite nicely with a fair amount of sourness and lemon juice tartness. The malt is very light, as most berliners will attest to, but I figured the raised ABV of this would give it more malt character. The ABV is shockingly well integrated, I would have never guessed over 5 at the very most. Quite nice, albeit on the simplistic side.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Charlie Foxtrot from Texian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 117 ratings
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