Bubbly Creek
Marz Community Brewing

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Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
Berliner Weisse
4.05 | pDev: 6.67%
Nov 11, 2017
Jun 21, 2014
Bubbly CreekBubbly Creek
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Rated: 4.2 by ystazi from Illinois

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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
Rated: 4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Nov 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 10, 2016
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Rated by BeerManagerKenny from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This was a fantastic Beer. I had The one with Yuzu and it really put it over the top. SUPER drinkable. Felt like it was gone WAY too fast.
Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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
Rated: 4.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by stompilator from Texas

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by stephensinner from Missouri

May 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

May 06, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Ironman84 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by CotterEU from Illinois

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Sep 08, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by brewskis from Indiana

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by tdmccarthy from Illinois

Jul 12, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Mike_Honcho1 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Rated by bryang002 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great beer for the style, no hard bite and the fruit really smoothes it out. Great guest tap at DLD
Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Jordanmtate from Illinois

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by CSO from Illinois

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

Feb 25, 2015
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Rated by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light tartness, wheat, kind of watery
Jan 26, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by craft_shannie from Indiana

Dec 17, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Holland from Illinois

Dec 16, 2014
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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
Rated: 4.25 by krome from Illinois

Dec 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Keelin from Illinois

Dec 09, 2014
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Reviewed by rhoadsrage from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
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
Rated: 3.75 by 4amepiphany from Illinois

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by vermilcj from Ohio

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 3.98 by Rado from California

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Inglewood from Illinois

Nov 06, 2014
Bubbly Creek from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 53 ratings