Athena | Creature Comforts

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by compton on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
472
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
145
For Trade:
6
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Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OktoberSound
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden yellow in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Lemon, white peach and some lacto. Wheaty malt profile. Light and prickly, yet creamy feel. Light tart and balanced. Refreshing. Pretty good.

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Photo of StoutBruin2
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TankGrrrl138
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wacobear18
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an unclear yellow, not much foam.

Smell is tart and youghurtey, with notes of apricot, peach and lime.

Taste is mildly tart and fruity, peach and apricot. Ends with a hint of salt.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, Athena is a very drinkable and refreshing beer. I prefer a bit more acidity in Berliner Weisses, but I enjoyed this quite a bit.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a hazy light amber color with a very quickly disappating head leaving a small ring and almost no lacing.

The smell is lacto sour lemon, some earthy wheat, and a little stone fruit as well.

The taste is nicely sour with mainly lemon flavor. There is wheat on the finish and not a lot of lingering sour or bitterness. It finishes very clean.

The mouthfeel a bit effervescent and medium bodied.

Overall a very nice, easy drinking beer that's not overly complex.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

All that you're looking for in a berliner. Lemonade tartness that is easy drinking. Light and effervescent. Clean and crisp base. Not overly lactic. Nice on a hot day.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Willie, this was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with no head nor lacing. The aroma takes in a big sour lemon rind/juice to it. Sour-ed wheat slyly moves in for the balance. The flavor starts sour - combined through the wheat and citrus tones. Barely any aftertaste with a quick sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Sourness is tame enough for a great crushability about it. Carbonation rides nice and light. Overall, fantastic Berliner Weisse by an American brewer. A little bit more citrus sourness than expected but still very well done for the style.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a white fizzy head that dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of wheat, lemon - including the lemon tartness, grass, very nice array of aromas. Simple yet appropriate for the style.

Taste is mild, with a slight tartness. Hints of lemon, lime, peach and grass. Dry finish, with no lingering bitterness. Again, simple and straightforward but nicely done for the style.

Feel is light and drinkable. Slightly tart on the back end.

Overall a nice Berliner - as examples of the style go, particularly American ones - this is quite well done.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma has honey, propolis and floral notes. Taste is tart, fruity and tropical with a bitter aftertaste. Light, dry body, really refreshing.

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Photo of Annie-Vogel
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's basic but beautifully done. Pours a semi hazy golden yellow. Minimal head. Nose is sour, lemon peel, herbal and grassy. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, challah sweet bread and sour white grape. Nice light fresh body, just the right amount of tartness. Clean semi dry finish. A very basic but nice Weisse.

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Photo of kell50
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lawlmartz
2.62/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden, slightly hazy blonde appearance with a towering head of 3 fingers.

Aromas of dry grass, lemon rind, salt, and hibiscus.

Flavor is lemon rind dipped in pixie stix, some slight bread, and ends on banana peel.

Feel is electric and buzzing. Slight dryness on the finish. Crisp and refreshing on a hot day.

Overall, it's a tasty berliner weiss without many bells and whistles. I'd probably have it again.

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Athena from Creature Comforts
4 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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