Athena | Creature Comforts

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89
very good
449 Ratings
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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:
449
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
137
For Trade:
6
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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ldhughes0307
2.29/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RoaneLoc
4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pew_slag
1.57/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

89?! Ok, BA, you're wrong. How this beer is lauded by anyone who isn't an already drunk 22 year old girl is beyond me. Flat. Not sour at all. Very watery. (Pure piss, actually.) It's a shame CC puts their name on this garbage when they actually do have some decent offerings.

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Photo of ordybill
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a cloudy light gold color with a moderate sized white head. The aroma is slightly sour with some bitter vinegar and grain added. The taste is sour citrus with some yeast.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elle_belles17
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinpd58
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. can, purchased for $2.49 at Wise Owl Growlers, Kennesaw, Georgia, into chalice. For me, Creature Comforts is becoming notable for brewing true to (a large variety of) style(s). This Berliner Weissbier is excellent and perfect for a hot, humid Boxing Day deep in the American South.

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Photo of shogan312
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into snifter, can dated 10/10/16.
A: pours a +1 cloudy white frothy foam head, semi clear golden straw colored body, champagne sized bubbles.
S: pale malt, lemon zest, fresh air over a Montana wheat field, sweet fresh doughnut
M: medium light body with crisp sharpness and semi dry finish
T: sourness up front, lemon, tart sourball gumdrop, wheat grains, hints of metallic, light malt, dry cracker, pinch of white pepper, finish like a good champagne
O: good solid beer and it is fun figuring all the taste profiles, will enjoy more of these!

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Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a 26 Sept. 2016 canning date stamp.
Pours hazy plae golden with a moderate size, semi-durable bubbly head.

Disagreeable, sour aroma with vinegar.

Strong tart flavor with a fruitiness dominated by lemon. Bready and yeasty aspects too.

Feel: light-medium body. Coarse, lively carbonation.

O: a bold and very flavorful beer.

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Photo of robgage
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What's old is new again. The ancient, rudimentary and haphazard sour ale of the Berlin region once lost favor among the imbibers of beer, the militant acidity and its understated nuances once again draws the attention to a new wave of drinkers who appreciate sourness in beer- if done well.

Creature Comforts' Athena strikes the nose with lemony sourness and a bready backdrop. Musty with burlap and attic woods, the nose is zesty, radiant and mature. Hazy gold with a spritzy, fast-dissolving white froth it's easy to see why Napoleon's troops once declared the beer the "Champagne of the North". But to taste its a powdered sugar, warheads and fresh-baked bread taste.

Sweetness recedes rapidly and the remnants of dough is the only hint of malt as the ale tramples across the middle palate. Beautiful and bright, its tangy center breams with lemon, lime, crabapple, gooseberry and white grape. A scant grassy bitterness extends its finish and offers an unexpected herbal complement to the lasting breadiness.

Medium-light, tangy and panging away at the softer tissues of the mouth, the stern acidity of the beer highlight a sour and spicy feel. Refreshing, tangy and tart, the lasting sensations are lightly alcoholic with a waft of cork, burlap and hay looming. It's absolutely sublime with a white fruit stilton in companionship.

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Photo of curlybird
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diemilio
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmich24
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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