New Braunfels Brewing Company

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Wild Ale
Ranked #1,351
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3.8 | pDev: 15.79%
New Braunfels Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
Notes: black wheat sour beer fermented with mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.
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ten-d from Texas

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on top at the brewery in New Braunfels. I asked for a different sour beer that they offer but were out of and suggested the Uber. They were pouring into plastic to-go cups so I couldn't get a very good look at the "look" of the beer. The pour allowed a thin head to lift up and over the top of the cup but didn't spill out.

Upon first tasting, the sourness is smooth and very well balanced. I'm not great at picking out individual flavors but this beer was excellent. It's a dark farmhouse wheat, smooth on the tongue, the sour provides a little pucker with some green apple flavor as well. Luckily I have access to this brewery's beer and will be getting it again.

Dec 02, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 50°F from a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 55°F before drinking. Consumed on 15Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of brown foam. At 20 seconds, the foam head changes color to khaki. The head dissipates into a half fingers worth within 1 minute and 35 seconds. Rising bubbles are high in quantity and small in size. Black in color with an orange luster. Lacing is thick and subtle.
SMELL: Mild aromas of toast, caramel, sweet coffee, bananas, plums, figs, sweet black cherries, and sour green apple are backed by subtle wheat, earthy and clove aromas.
TASTE: Mild toast, sweet coffee, and sour green apple flavors first enter onto the palate and are immediately followed by mild banana and wheat flavors. Mild flavors of plum, fig, and black cherry next make their appearance onto the palate as sour green apple flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle earthy yeast flavors along with hints of cloves and alcohol (not sure why I'm detecting alcohol in a beer that isn't even 10% abv, but at least it plays well with the other flavors) as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and light-bodied. There are hints of carbonation. Goes down smooth. Finishes with a mild, but pleasant dryness.
NOTE: The bottle states, "A Farmhouse approach to German Ales." New Braunfels did an exceptional job and capturing the essence of what it would be like to drink a Weizenbock brewed back in the 1800's in the Bavarian region.

Mar 16, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit, caramel, and toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a great aroma, but the sourness in the taste is unexpected and odd.

Serving type: bottle.

Aug 24, 2015
Uber from New Braunfels Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings