Boiler Room Berliner Weisse | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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).

Added by Kramerbarthomer on 03-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by WTKeene:
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip. Been looking forward to this one for a while.

Appearance: Translucent yellow, with no lacing and only the faintest head that disappeared quickly.

Smell: Sweet lager-y yeast with a nice sour, fruity wheat.

Taste: Tart lemon but not too sour, but a tad watery. Still has a distinctly grainy lager-like flavor beneath the sour. A little bit of "garbage-water" but not in a terrible way. Some of that is expected in a plain berliner, so no complaints there. This is good, but isn't wowing me.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, and not particularly dry. Sticks around a while.

Overall: A solid offering from Saint Arnold, and I'm glad we have a cheap, locally available berliner. This could probably benefit from some fruit syrup though.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tbryan5
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste is honey, grass, and sour mix. Not the most complex that I have had in the style, but it is tart and refreshing. Nice summery and sessionable beer. I would get this again, but I have others that I prefer in the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dface
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wejohnsn
1.4/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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

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Photo of dumptruck81
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Boiler Room Berliner Weisse from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 331 ratings
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