Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Berliner WeisseSamuel Adams Berliner Weisse
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #170
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
80
Ranked #26,184
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
129
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 14, 2022
Added:
Apr 17, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  32
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Rated: 3.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but is a great summer time brew. A little sweet with a touch of sour. Nothing too over powering. I would have this any day over a shandy or lemon brew.
Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.09 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Velivolus from Vermont

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 2.23 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The recent changes in alcohol laws here in PA have meant drastic differences in the way beer is made available to the public. Now, even a simple trip to the grocery store involves a trip into the Café section to look at/for singles. I found this one during a visit to one of the local Giant Food Stores!

From the bottle: "Refreshing & Effervescent".

I Pop!ped the cap & really let go with an aggro pour since as a wheat beer as its base, cloudiness was not out of the question. It shot up with a massive two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had a tart lemony quality, not as biting as some examples of the style that I have had in the past. Mouthfeel was a bit light, not exactly watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste had a light, lemony tartness, but again, I have had MUCH more tart examples in the past. The reason for raspberry and/or woodruff syrup is to cut the tartness for the beginners who are supposed to eventually wean themselves off of such stuff. This would not require any syrup, even for the most basic initiate. Finish was dry and refreshing, but it just was kind of a weak example of the style.
Nov 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by hegg4345 from Minnesota

Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was another beer in this year's American Summer Pack and as one would expect, this was a typical summer beer that went down without a lot of heft or thought behind it. It was smooth and easy while having hardly any noticeable alcohol to speak of and during these waning days of the season, there wasn't much else that I could ask for!

Nice, golden pour to this with enough head to offset the lightness of the liquid. Not much lacing was left behind but I doubt that Weissbiers are known for their soapy residue on glasses. Lots of tartness, lemon, and malt in the nose - which wavered between cracker and pilsener. Some white grape, raspberry juice, floral spice, and wheat came through in the taste but overall, nothing was too strong of overpowering. This was a balanced take on the style that had a bit more body that I would have liked but was lively enough on the palate that nothing lingered for too long.

Of course, this was a session beer which meant that it was easy to move onto my next brew once I finished this off. While not a perfect take on the style, beers like this are almost impossible *not* to like and kick back with. The popcorn-like aroma that lingered in my glass at the end of this was a reminder that some beers are just meant to savor and smile to, which was the case here! Having a December notch, this was nice and well-rounded addition to this year's pack...
Sep 06, 2017
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
7/29...pours hazy opaque gold, darker tints, some residual white foam. Soft citrus small, but very faint. Tart/bitter belnd open. Like a lemony hop. Crisp and rolls away. Edgier than a typical Berliner.
Sep 04, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 9/2017. Pours lightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness and lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a good Berliner weisse style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean and refreshing to drink; with the mildly tart/acidic finish. Very flavorful and nicely balanced for the ABV. Fits the style well enough. They used acid malt and not actual Lacto; so this is more of a pale wheat ale with a little tartness, but it’s still quite tasty. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.84 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Benr96 from Virginia

Aug 30, 2017
Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 129 ratings