Bubbly Creek
Marz Community Brewing

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Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
4.05 | pDev: 6.67%
Nov 11, 2017
Jun 21, 2014
Bubbly CreekBubbly Creek
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4.2 by ystazi from Illinois on Nov 11, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

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
4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 10, 2016
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 10, 2016
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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by BeerManagerKenny from Illinois

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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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by grover37 from District of Columbia

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
4.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jul 26, 2016
4.03 by stompilator from Texas on Jul 07, 2016
3.77 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2016
4.04 by stephensinner from Missouri on May 30, 2016
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on May 06, 2016
4.13 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on Mar 29, 2016
3.32 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Mar 03, 2016
4.16 by Ironman84 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2016
4.04 by CotterEU from Illinois on Jan 24, 2016
3.85 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2016
4 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Sep 08, 2015
4.19 by brewskis from Indiana on Aug 05, 2015
3.87 by tdmccarthy from Illinois on Jul 12, 2015
4.19 by Kurmaraja from California on Jun 15, 2015
4.13 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jun 06, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Mike_Honcho1 from Illinois

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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4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bryang002 from Illinois

Great beer for the style, no hard bite and the fruit really smoothes it out. Great guest tap at DLD

Apr 26, 2015
3.5 by Jordanmtate from Illinois on Apr 24, 2015
4.15 by CSO from Illinois on Apr 22, 2015
4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 05, 2015
3.83 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Mar 05, 2015
3.74 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Feb 25, 2015
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3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Light tartness, wheat, kind of watery

Jan 26, 2015
4.16 by craft_shannie from Indiana on Dec 17, 2014
3.5 by Holland from Illinois on Dec 16, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

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
4.25 by krome from Illinois on Dec 11, 2014
4.5 by Keelin from Illinois on Dec 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rhoadsrage from Illinois

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
3.75 by 4amepiphany from Illinois on Nov 20, 2014
4 by vermilcj from Ohio on Nov 16, 2014
3.98 by Rado from California on Nov 15, 2014
4 by brandoman63 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2014
4.25 by Inglewood from Illinois on Nov 06, 2014
Bubbly Creek from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 53 ratings