Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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From:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV:
3.7%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 13.12%
Ratings:
334
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 12, 2020
Added:
Mar 20, 2014
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  57
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Boiler Room is a light bodied but surprisingly flavorful sour wheat beer. The sourness is created by souring the wort prior to boiling and fermentation (unlike Belgian-style sours which sour during fermentation and have active bacteria in them when packaged). The nose of the beer has a light Hersbrucker hop note and a distinct funkiness. The taste is sweet malt quickly going into a tart body and finish. The sour and malt flavors balance well all the way through creating a very refreshing beverage, akin to drinking a tart lemonade or limeade. For a beer with just over 3.5%, it creates a big experience for the palate.

Traditionally this beer is enjoyed either straight or with raspberry or woodruff syrup to sweeten it (and turn it red or green, respectively).
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

From 4th of July weekend, 2015. Thanks to leftpaw for bringing it out, can always use more Texas brews on my scorecard.

Pours a slightly brighter than average berliner weisse yellow with 1/2" white head. Aroma of sour mash wheat and lemon.

Taste is standard berliner weisse stuff, sour wheat lively carbonation, lemon tartness, easily crushable but delivering plenty on the flavor profile. Little hit of sourdough out of it. I can dig it.

Carbonation is done well, good crisp effect to it all. Really can't understand some of the failure scores. This is pretty well done in the conventional mode and there is nothing off about it. It's a well made beer. It's traditional, and its damn good. The format isn't super friendly, but I would love to see something like this in a standard 4/6 pack 12 oz bottle or can. Perfect day at the beach has a berliner, a gose, pale ale, ipa that should be staples on any given day. This went over great on a weekend of a bunch of beers, much less every other one that was bigger, but rarely better.

May 12, 2020
 
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 08, 2020
 
4.6 by Juniper17lee from Illinois on Mar 14, 2019
 
4.06 by vande from Illinois on Nov 04, 2017
 
3.86 by DavidST from Texas on Jul 22, 2017
 
3.25 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Mar 27, 2017
Photo of Sludgeman
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Tastes like a classic true to style Berliner Weisse. Tart and lactic. After taste like I threw up in my mouth.

Feb 22, 2017
 
3.75 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.49 by Donkster46 from Washington on Nov 24, 2016
Photo of wejohnsn
1.4/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
by wejohnsn from Texas

Very sour, kinda like lemonade. I didnt see a ABV on the label but decided to give it a try as St Arnold has not disapointed me until now. I have enjoyed many Weiss Biers in Germany but this is an imposer. I would have been betteroff with lemonade and a shot of vodka. 5 sips and down the drain it went

Aug 13, 2016
 
3.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jul 26, 2016
 
3.99 by WillieThreebiers from Arizona on Jun 25, 2016
 
4.03 by Jaydub892007 from Texas on Jun 15, 2016
 
3.6 by Momon from Philippines on Jun 09, 2016
 
3 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jun 02, 2016
 
3.9 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Jun 02, 2016
Photo of sgt_187em
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by sgt_187em from Texas

I was completely blown away when I tried this beer! Didn't know it's style or read up on it; just tried it. Never had a beer with a sour taste before. The brewer then mixed some raspberry syrup in it, and there was another taste combo that I had to wrap my head around! I definitely will get this brew again and experiment!

May 30, 2016
 
3.75 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on May 23, 2016
 
2.23 by Lukebell15 from Texas on May 18, 2016
Photo of Shradical
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Shradical from Virginia

Sour and light

May 18, 2016
 
3.07 by 1424IpA from California on May 04, 2016
 
4.43 by Sabre311 from Texas on Apr 15, 2016
Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

On tap at St. Arnold's, purple color because we got blueberry flavoring in ours (like a traditional Berliner according to the bartender). Lots of lacing, refreshing mildly sour beer with almost no smell. The feel is light and sessionable. Strangest looking beer I've had, reminds me of a lambic but a little more ale-y if that makes sense. Cheers.

Apr 14, 2016
Photo of princessbay710
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by princessbay710 from Texas

The blueberry boiler room on tap at St Arnolds.

Fruity beer

Apr 14, 2016
 
1.5 by BowmanR from Louisiana on Mar 30, 2016
 
3.79 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Mar 06, 2016
 
3.94 by nickfl from Florida on Mar 05, 2016
 
3.93 by thatche2 from Georgia on Mar 04, 2016
 
3.89 by Mateo2699 from Texas on Feb 27, 2016
 
3.75 by Mtn from Texas on Feb 16, 2016
 
3.78 by Inglewood from Illinois on Feb 12, 2016
 
2.75 by WholeLottaTricks from Louisiana on Jan 27, 2016
 
3.99 by mullenite from Florida on Jan 02, 2016
 
3.16 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Dec 30, 2015
Photo of mpk_tx
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mpk_tx from Texas

Draft from Logie's in College Station, TX. I've had this multiple times at the brewery and I order it every now and then when I see it on tap.

No head, no lacing, pale, clear straw color. Taste and smell are of tart lemon, but it isn't a lemonade-type flavor. Rather unique. An interesting flavor but a good representation of the style, even if the style isn't my absolute favorite. Well-worth a drink if you're into Berliners

Dec 11, 2015
 
4.44 by Apodaca from Wyoming on Nov 26, 2015
 
3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 26, 2015
 
3.75 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Nov 17, 2015
 
3.91 by Redgoatman from California on Nov 15, 2015
 
4.05 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Nov 03, 2015
Boiler Room Berliner Weisse from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 334 ratings