Athena
Creature Comforts

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #117
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,130
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 10.81%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
516
From:
Creature Comforts
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  41
Gots
  160
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: A refreshing, gently tart, German-style wheat beer. Our take on the classic Berliner has a blend of citric and fruit notes with nods to cider and sauvignon blanc.
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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 516
Reviews by bluetrevian:
Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of CrookedVulture
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Perfect Berliner Weisse!

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Photo of dreingold
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is everything I want in a canned berlinner, refreshingly tart but balanced acidity, smoothed lactic notes make it sessionable. A little light on carbonation but I prefer my beers that way, not a fan of gas.

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Photo of ATrevUGA
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. Definitely a beer I love coming home to.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightlyly hazy deep straw/pale gold with nice streams of effervescence streaming from the bottom producing 3 fingers of finely bubbled rapidly dissipating, snow white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is acidic & pale malt, thin wheat with light cracker & biscuit hints, fronted by notes of lemon tartness & grass. Taste is sour, lemon juice, lemon zest & green apple backed by a thin wheat & pale malt. Finishes tart & crisp with a moderate carbonation bite, all of which rapidly dissipates in a clean, shortlived aftertaste. Mouthfeel is low-moderate bodied with medium-high carbonation, juicy, mouth puckering, drawing in the roof of the mouth with a nice crawling prickliness.

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Photo of bodhisagan
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

THe beer pours a nice cloudy amber, almost the color of clouded ice tea. The fragrance is quite yeasty, and mildly fruity. If one could smell sour, I would almost say there is a sour smell to it, strange as that might be. The taste is powerfully sour. It is not quite Lambec sour, but not too far removed. Balancing the sourness is a malty white beer sweetness that is pleasant. Carbonation is moderate, and it doesn't hold a head well. Like another reviewer, I don't make much of carbonation, so it has plenty of snap for my tastes. I don't feel qualified to say much about mouth feel, because this doesn't register much for me in any beer. However, the overall experience is quite nice, and very refreshing on this hot day in Georgia. This is definitely a top rate beer, but you must like the type. I would think that any negative review of this beer would be from tasters who don't like the type, and are judging the type, and not this representation of it. Bottom line, if you like a sour, you'll like this one.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many breweries are doing Berliner Weiss beers lately, it is a no frills style in terms of sours. I think sometimes the reviews don't truely review to style. I will try to do my best here.

Body is a straw golden tone that hosts a half inch of off white head. I think it is spot on in terms of looks. Nose is very yeasty and sweet all over. There are also some soft fruit esters leaning towards mellon. As you take first sip you get a buckle in the jowls as the tart funk really gets the back of the tongue. Yeasty and sour with a little bit of salty dryness on the finish. Really solid for the style and wonderfully drinkable. This is a very good spring and summer sipper. The only stray from style from my perspective would be the consistent yeastiness.

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Photo of dasunder
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tony_D
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer. Really prefer this one to gose

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Photo of benzalman
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrjmann
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a perfect 5 for me honestly. Probably the most refreshing and easy to drink sour I've ever come across. Crisp mouthfeel, light body, perfect amount of carbonation, and a nice grape taste that lingers with it. Couldn't ask for more, other than i wish that it received distribution in my area. In the meantime i'll just keep trading for more of it.. High recommend this beer, seek it out if you can.

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Photo of liamt07
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bisonfort
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had growler in mountains. Good sour.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great extra...great for a sour fan...great sit in my rocker on my porch beer... Great summer beer...great all round sessionable beer..if you're a sour fan!

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Photo of petermethot
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great example of a Berliner Weiss, not too bready and has a nice tart and freshness to it. I could definitely see myself sipping this on a hot summer day and quenching my thirst. Creature comforts has definitely hit their two cans out of the park

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Photo of dwfrank
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justinthegypo
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjknyy
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Athena from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 516 ratings