OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #20
Ranked #2,035
4.26 | pDev: 6.57%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Notes: Our Berliner Style Weisse is brewed using a traditional 3 part decoction using the thin part of the mash in each decoction. The hops are added and boiled during the decoction process. Unboiled, the beer then sits in the coolship overnight. The next day it is transferred to the tank and pitched with some house yeast making this a "semi-spontaneously" fermented ale.
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Reviews by mltobin:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a golden and slightly cloudy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells phenomenal, with bright and tart lemons, musty funk, orange peel, spice, and herbal funk, almost like rosemary, maybe.

This is fantastic. It's easily one of the best straight up and non-fruited Berliners that I've ever had. I had the option of adding house-made raspberry syrup to this, but I declined. That was a good choice - there's so much citrusy and lemony goodness here anyway. There's also hay and dry spice, some wine, and some orange. I could drink this all day, and I kind of want to.

This is light bodied, crisp, and clean, with a great amount of drinkability.

This was utterly fantastic, and probably the best beer I had at OEC. It's just dope.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap @Owl Farm.

Wine glass. Cloudy gold, good lace.

Powdery, nondescript scent. Some lemon & hoppy rind.

Taste is mild, aged dank, soft grain, salt, lemon, soap, some oxidation. Good twang that lingers but isn't potent. Fluffy carbonation, dusty finish.

Tis okay. There's a German bar nearby that serves a fresher classic.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

COld 750 ml bottle poured in to a snifter. the beer pours a cloudy gold color with minimal bleached white head foaming up in the glass. The head is tightly packed and sticks around through most of the sampling.
Aroma is tart notes with a bit of grain and some lemon zest and citrus note.
First sip reveals a very crisp textured body with fizzy carbonation and generally light easy drinking body.
Flavor is some grainy malt and a lot of tart lemon hits. NO booze or hops apparent anywhere. I didnt add the syrup to mine and enjoy the beer just fine. This is a tasty drinkable beer that is perfect for summer. Easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Thomas for this one!

Cloudy pale golden color, frothy foam and spotty lace around the edges.
Aromas of lemon and passionfruit, a little cheese rind funkiness in the periphery. Taste was similarly fruity and fairly sour, light passionfruit and lemon, maybe a hint of rhubarb. Cheese rind and a mild rustic funk from the bugs used. Light bodied, sour, and quenching. Really nice, more complex and wild than your typical Berliner. Very interesting and worth a try.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dar482
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

The beer comes in an opaque golden yellow.

The beer offers a big pop of lemon tart, then onto lots of lactic sourness. The beer dries out gently. It is tart as Westbrook Gose, but without the coriander qualities. It almost tastes as if there is salt on the back end.

A delicious refreshing treat.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Growler shared by Mike T. Thanks Mike.

Light yellow body with a thin cap. Vegetal aroma with kiwi, lemon. Light and easy drinking with delicate lemon tartness. Easy drinking. Good stuff.

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Photo of nmann08
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a lemonade yellow color with a fizzy head.

The nose is lemon, yeasty, floral, some berry and cheese funk. The flavor is simple, straightforward, lemon, citric acid, great brett character. It does leave a medicinal after taste, but just take another sip.

Pretty good.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the brewer in a 750ml bottle.

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