Bubbly Creek
Marz Community Brewing

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #143
Ranked #9,508
4.06 | pDev: 6.65%
Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tinker this, tweek that: it's easy to want to take something of success and to mess with it to create something that has never been done before. The struggle is real as many a brewer can't get out of their own way when quality is simply at hand. With no frills and no fauna, the Marz team puts together a classic Berlinerweiss foregoes the bells and whistles for a Berlinerweisse of authenticity.

The Bubbly Creek streams with effervescence, shining through a translucent haze of straw and light gold. Sharp and earthy to the nose, a citrusy undercurrent blooms with lime, peach, crabapple, white grape and an overall sweaty, briny grit. Simple sweetness brushes the tongue with pulled candy and warhead candy.

Less earthey and no less sharp, the middle palate explodes with sourness. Sour white grape, citrusy lime, lemon, cidery apple, pear and peach add a pep of orchard fruit while a piquant wine character persists. Cleanly lactic, the lasting flavors are sangria-like but with a tarter edge.

Light, crisp and refreshing, the beer strips any thirst from the palate and ushers in a crisp and clean sourness that continues to lace with citrus, cider and grape. Only a trace of wheat returns in a brief aftertaste while a brisk whiff of the sea rolls on. Bubbly Creek is a fine Berlinerweiss that needs greater sourness and agressive dry sourness to contend with the best.

Nov 13, 2016
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half liter bottle into two mini tulips. First half was clear, bottom half hazy. Dark straw. Little to no head that disappears immediately. Faint but classic Berliner nose of lemon and lactic acid. More of the same in the taste, both pretty mellow. Really, really light which detracts a bit. Good beer but a bit too thin.

Jul 27, 2016
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Mike_Honcho1 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: With an aggressive pour I got 4 fingers of frothy head that quickly dissipated leaving behind some lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a pale yellow with a slight haze.

Smell: Light citrus/green apple smell with some sour funk on the nose. A little bit of bready malt on the nose too. Nice smelling beer!

Taste: Green apple with bready malt. Mild tartness on the back end of the taste followed by a nice wheat flavor to finish it off.

Feel: Nice carbonation and light mouth feel. Nice and refreshing.

Overall: A very nice berliner weiss that would hit the spot on a hot summer day. I recommend it.

Jun 03, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.
poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: translucent pale yellow bodied beer with large and frothy bone white head that is 2 fingers high. Head drops down to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass leaving a spotty lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: boat load of lactic acid aroma; cheezy yougert funk. Bright citrus and crackery malt.

Taste: Just as the nose leads into, the lactic acid presence is pretty big in the flavor as well. Lots of cheese and yogert flavors. Light tartness, I would say a 2.5 out of 10 on the sour scale. Bright and clean citrus notes and a hint of green apple. I am also getting a little bit of sweetness from the malt which I could do with out, but it is not off-putting at all.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. The carbonation comes off as watery and kinda blah. Berlinners need some crispness in the carbonation/mouthfeel category or a semi dry finish.

Overall: Good flavor and aroma, but the mouthfeel and carbonation was the main down fall of an overall solid berlinner. For ten dollars a bottle, I will stick with the Hottenroth. It is a much better Berlinner that is easy to get when it is in season for a dollar less per 750ml bottle.

Dec 15, 2014
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The murky yellow body has a cobweb of snow white head. The soft clean slight tart aroma has some field corn notes to it. The mellow tartness has a cola quality to it with a gentle crisp corn note in the finish which is dry. There is a nice lemonade tartness that lingers for a moment.

This beer is a nice summer sipper and a great base beer waiting for more layers of flavor to really set it off.

Nov 26, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maria's Package Store - Chicago

Bubbly Creek is straw golden, very pale, with haze enough to make this guy a little milky. The foam is absolutely pure white and easy to rouse. It rises to a finger in height before fading to a sturdy cap that's ultimately creamy like milk froth. The lace is one giant sheet with history lines at each stopping point.This is a damn good looking beer.

The nose is bright and expressive. The wheaty twang is vibrant and fresh with lemon and lime tartness popping vividly in the middle. There are even notes of granny smith apple that add another dimension of tartness. Soft florals run throughout. The fruitiness in this Berliner really stands out and the wheat is both freshly cracked and rich.

The wheat is a little damp, tart, and twang-y, freshly cracked and in your face. The lemon lime tartness pops brightly and runs from front to back with a vividness that's spot on. Granny smith again has it's fingerprints on this beer. This is one of the more complex, vivid Berliners I have yet to come across. It's amazing they pack this amount of flavor into a 3% beer.

The mouthfeel is just as it should be . The carbonation is lively but not at all prickly, what it does do is create a luxuriously plush body, nearly creamy. A touch of wheaty tartness digs at the sides of the tongue and makes my mouth water after each drink. This beer is amazingly easy drinking and about as thirst quenching as you can get.

Bubbly Creek is one of the better Berliner Weisses on the market today and a great start for Marz Brewing. It's refreshing, tart, fruity, and delicious. As long as this keeps on being bottled I will keep on buying it. Good job, fellas!

Nov 03, 2014
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Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy and light straw yellow in color with a big fluffy white head. Very faint orange and lemon aromas along with a light sour aroma. Light puckering lemon sour hits the palate first. Crisp green apples a light mineral flavor and moderate amounts of wheat to balance. High carbonation is balanced with a good amount of wheat and stickiness from the sour. Very Crisp and refreshing.

Oct 30, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw gold with racing carbonation, compact layer of white foam that leaves behind a frothy collar around the edges and plenty of spotty lace. Acidic in the nose, minerally lacto, fruity green apple and crabapple.

Juicy tart crabapple and sliced green apple flavors, dry wheat, crisp and smooth. More fruity than many Berliners, which is nice. Effervescent and light bodied, very much to style. Overall a uniquely fruity Berliner Weisse, very refreshing and makes a great pairing with cheeses.

Oct 23, 2014
Bubbly Creek from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 53 ratings