Weiss Trash Culture | New England Brewing Co.

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Weiss Trash CultureWeiss Trash Culture

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Im sampling a cold refrigerated 12 oz can poured into my large Brooklyn Weisse glass.
The beer pours a bright translucent gold color with a fizzy bleached stark white head of 1 cm foaming up after the pour. The head fades rapidly to a few wispy islands even with very active bubbling on the sides of the glass and rising from the bottom.
The aroma is lemony with a bit of biscuity malt and maybe a bit of white grape mixed in. No hops here.
The first sip reveals a crisp texture with a light body and with very fine tingly carbonation. Very easy drinking beer on the physical traits.
Flavor is what I expect, a bit of sweet biscuity malt moves to slightly tart and lemony flavors. The tartness lingers a bit and overall none of the flavors are too intense, again aiding in the drinkability of this beer. No hops or booze on this one.
Very approachable berliner without too much puckering tartness, makes for a nice experience and would be great to introduce the style to someone who has not had before. Nice job NEBCO!

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Photo of emount91
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

pours a very translucent, light yellow color, heads goes as quickly as it comes. smell is lemons and apples. taste is very white-wine like (maybe thats because I drank it directly after a DIPA) but this beer made me want to grab the nearest BBQ and start cooking. feel was great, awesome intro to sours for me!

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Photo of aleigator
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear, pale golden color, with a fluffy, fizzy head.

Smells of coriander among white bread malts, together with lemon peel and a subtle tartness. A light salt note adds to crackery qualities of the malts.

Has a medium carbonation among a very light and refreshing body, while its mouthfeel is spot on, soft and creamy.

Tastes of sour lemon pulp, introducing the beers refreshing tartness from the get go, mellowed by dough and a whiff of salt. Has an aqueous lightness during the mid palate, while not turning boring due to the well accentuated sourness in this. Finishes with even more lemon peel, wrapped up by slightly toffeeish malts and a mineralic note.

This is great, easily one of the most refreshing beers I have ever had. Lemon goes all the way, from the first flavor impression to the very last one, perfectly put into the spotlight, while getting pleasantly absorbed by the malts, maintaing a great, soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was a nice to-style Berliner from NEBCo. Great beer for a hot day. Crisp, nicely tart but not overpowering. This is definitely the style of beer I would recommend to someone who has never had a sour beer before. You get the sensation of tartness on the insides of your cheeks but it doesn't linger. The essence is lemon and tart green apple. I wish I could get this beer in packaged form.

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Photo of benzalman
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit let down by this one. It's a completely decent berliner, just not great or outstanding. Would have preferred a more tart version of this. NIce lawnmower beer.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; pale straw in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: lemon and wheat;

T: tart right up front; wheat comes in pretty quickly; tartness build through the finish; no bitterness;

M: light bodied; moderate, slightly effervescent carbonation;

O: nice for the style;

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Photo of smakawhat
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can, packaged August 3rd 2015, into a New England Brewing Co. tulip/goblet glass.

Light foamy head, with some snapping carbonation and control, dissolves to a thin puck, but a thicker collar. Body manages pale lemon, and straw like appearances. The occasional cola carbonated bubble shows up from time to time.

Man is this aroma ever delicious. Huge bakery bread notes, thick and rich, dense, pairs fantastically with the lemon tartness giving off of fruit. Toasty bakery flour out of the oven, almost warm, fresh bread, just fantastic stuff. More importantly it reminds me of Classic German tasting brew.

Palate hits with huge surprise. Big bright lemon tartness in the mid palate, juicy, mild sourness, no acid. Then the aftertaste kicks in and its like bread being baked in the oven. Grist like flour and cake bread dough flavors creep off and linger for long time. Expected light body, but would hope for some more chew and wheat flavor.

This one is a real surprise, really sneaky and enjoyable. Almost as good as a berliner can get.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at the brewery on 8/6/15 and I couldn't help but to grab a 4 pack of cans to drink during some hot days. Pours a cloudy straw color with a small head, nice gentle aroma of some sour malts and granny smith apples. Super lactic sour beginning with a delicate sweetness in the middle. A touch of lemon grass in the end and it leaves a tartness that never really recedes. Finishes wet and a little sticky, but the body is insanely light. Easy to crush these in the summer. Good take on the style, for sure.

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Photo of Florida9
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Fairly hazy, very pale yellow - practically white - in color. Forms a fizzy white head that slowly reduces to a creamy surface coating. Minimal lacing. Aroma is standard for the style: slightly tart, wheat, and a light bit of lemon. Taste is also pretty much on the mark for a Berliner. Mostly wheat with a slight lemony tartness. Lighter bodied. Heavier carbonation. Good stuff.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

thanks go to stakem for sharing this can with me, enjoyed chilled in a glass.

The color is golden with light haze and thick white frothy head with fine bead-lace collects. The smell is excellent, light citrus subtle floral essence and an almost honey-like accent with slight lactic jazz and mild grain. The feel is very good -lactic tangy with citrus acidity and mild malt back with smooth and light sweetness with medium light body and a nice clean sour finish.

The taste really is great with tangy yet not extremely tart flavors with subtle lemony tinge and nice foundation of wheat malt for a lactic acidity which brings you back with light sweet cereral flavor and honey/lemon quality. Overall a pretty great canned berliner -probably the only I have had _ I would drink this anytime it is sour enough to be truly drinkable without crossing the trheshold of to tart -the epitome of what the style should be. Thanks again for the share Adam!

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Photo of lurpy1
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Not a pretty beer, but a sensational summer drink. I am not sure the conventional rating system is fair to this beer. Is it one of the best beers I've ever had? Of course not. But as a purpose built lawn mower beer, outta this world. I did a Berliner Weiss beer bakeoff betwee this and NG BW, and this was narrowly the winner. I had 2 cans. Now they are gone. And it's getting hot. That makes me sad.

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Photo of dheacck11
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Old. Not intentional. Just never got around to it. But it was warm and sunny today, and I remembered it. Good recollection.

Bright and cheery like the sun and daffodils. Crisp and clear like the blue sky. light fluffy head like the clouds, that wisps away quickly to let the sun back in.

Still smells surprisingly bright. Lemon, grass, grapefruit, melon, honey. Taste is biting but refreshing. same flavors as on the nose, but lots of meyer lemon. Just that bit of cloying bitter/sour on the finish to really punch things home.

Feels light and crisp enough that I wish I had four more to mow the lawn with.

More berliner weiss across the board please. NEBCO are my heros.

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Photo of maximum12
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the gorgeously avatared-up tectactoe for this little can, that sat ignored from our last trade until these evening when I need a palate/tonsil/intestinal cleanser. I nominate this can. Don't let me down, weiss.

The pour is yellow light enough to give hydrogen a run for its money with hard-charging carbonation. Nose reminds me of the Lemon Pledge I cleaned the dashboard of my car with this morning mixed with freshly mown grass...not that I'm likely to smell that for months. Light tartness provides the bones.

Weiss Trash Culture is a lovely colored water, er, beer for the ABV. Tartness humps up, but there are light, airy tastes of lemon, wheat, grass, green apples that give it flavor to go with the mild pucker. Very lively in the mouth & I could see putting a couple of these down on a hot day...not that I'm likely to see one of those for months.

Overall this is a good, solid berliner. I could see heaving these cans at targets floating down the Apple River fifteen years ago. OK, twenty. Well made beer for the cheery days of summer... not that Minnesota is likely to see that anytime soon.

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Photo of Duff27
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Half inch bone white head bright light yellow/peach. Some small flecks of lacing line the glass. Collar throughout.

Smells of lemon grass, possibly some hay.

Lemon notes, pale malts. Very balanced. Yum, would love a case of this on a sunny summer day.

Perfect carbonation for a Berliner. Medium-low mouthfeel.

Extremely drinkable. Really really enjoyed this one, even at below freezing temperatures. Thanks a bunch woosterbill!

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Photo of jaasen64
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into HF "fest" stemmed wine glass. Thanks Kyle (kfernandez3) for the hook-up.

A- Pours a clear golden with a slight head that forms and recedes to a flat top. Fairly minimal but consistent carbonation.

S- Strong wheat base with a nice lacto presence, with hints of tart grapes and wet hay. Nice clean nose with decent aroma strength, not a ton going on but a nice simple pleasant aroma for a non-fruited berliner.

T- Tart lacto cuts through a thin wheat base, notes of tart white grapes, hay, and wheat. Fairly simple base with nice subtle complexitites and a nice level of lactic acidity.

M- Light, on the acidic side, nice level of carbonation, once you get past the acidity it's fairly easy to drink.

O- This was a nice simple, standard berliner weiss. I'd love to see NEBCO put some fruit in this at some point, it might also be interesting to try again with some fruited syrup added. Overall it's nothing that I would go crazy for but if you are into the style then and don't mind a little acidity it is definitely worth the try.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (TM) is honored to have received a CAN of this beer for inclusion and regrets the delay in reviewing said beer. I am awash in CANs and bottles currently, hence my lack of trading in recent memory.

The approved picture does not do justice to the shrink-wrapped label on the CAN, whereupon are depicted a white trash couple, he smoking a cigarette while wearing lederhosen and an alpine hat with feather and cupping his pregnant wife/girlfriend's belly. This family portrait takes place outside of their trailer home (# 668) as their three-legged dog looks on nervously. Ha!

From the CAN: "Berliner Weiss Style Soured German-style Wheat Beer [undersigned] Chris L[? and] Matt M[?]".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and the inverted Glug released a sour, cheesy odor into the air. I had a brief finger of bone-white head that fizzed its way out of existence very quickly, almost like pop. Color was a cloudy, light-yellow (SRM = 2) and the serving wench in her drindl wanted to know "Mit Schuss?" "Nein, fraulein," I replied, "Schuss ist scheiss!" I like my beer unadorned. Nose had a sharp lemony tartness and my mouth puckered at the thought of what was to come. Mouthfeel was sort of thin, not watery, but not much to the body, either. The taste was tart, not sour, with a definite lemon-like flavor as part of the assault. Finish was a big "Wow!" as the tartness just seemed to explode in the back of my throat. It was definitely refreshing and would be much better on a hot, humid day in the summer. Still, it was very cleansing for my palate and left me ready to Crack open a CAN of something else.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can into a Duvel tulip. When I submit this, I will have reviewed every single active beer from NEBCO. Support your local brewery!

A: Clear pale gold body under an inch of fine, fizzy white head that settles fairly quickly into a patch cap and leaves light lace. Quite nice for the style.

S: Dry, tart, and biscuity. The lacto dominates, with the wheat malt providing a substantial background note. As it warms, distinct peach and tangerine aromas begins to peek through along with moderate, dry earthiness. Fantastic.

T: Juicy tartness up front, followed by solid bready maltiness in the middle, and finally an enormous wave of fruity sourness and dry, earthy funk. The aftertaste is puckeringly sour and bone dry, despite some sweet-tart-like candied fruitiness lingering. Seriously delicious, although almost painfully sour - I can feel a dull ache under the back of my tongue. Wow.

M: Smooth and surprisingly substantial with light carbonation. The adjective unctuous comes to mind, but in a good way, since a little bit of viscosity helps keep the sourness from being too abrasive. Definitely not what I was expecting, but I love it.

O: This is just an awesome beer in every way. A brewery-only Berliner in a can? Awesome. Off-the-charts-low pH? Awesome. Balanced, complex, and intense flavors? Punny, multilingual name? Awesome. Hilarious label with a three-legged dog? Awesome. Only $2.50/can, and available long enough for me to buy two cases? Awesome.


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Photo of Rifugium
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jahmur for the extra!

If I saw this on the shelf, I probably would've passed it over without a second glance, but damn if this beer wasn't a pleasant surprise. Poured into a Vivant can glass (just happened to be what I was using at the time). Slightly hazy light yellow pour, with a small cap of bubbly head that receded to a wispy layer. Good aroma, lemon zest, fresh grass, lactic notes with a dash of funk. Nice tart lactic snap right up from in the taste! Lemony, grassy, crackery, with a lightly vegetal aftertaste. Light body, crisp, clean mouthfeel, well-carbonated, easily drinkable. Surprisingly good brew overall.

Who knew you could get such a good Berliner weiss in a can?

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Photo of Treebs
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can served in a Pipeworks Berliner Weisse glass. Thanks to bentenison for the can.

A: Pours a golden straw color with a one finger height of white form forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin film and collar. Soapy lace left down the glass.

S: Lightly soured with a slight grass note. Cracked wheat

T: Grassy with some light lemon notes. Sweet wheat notes with a little doughy bread. Dry, musty finish.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly prickly across the tongue with a dry mouthfeel.

O: Pretty nice overall. A little doughy for my liking, but pretty nice overall. Put this right around Weisse Weisse Baby for American berliners.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ultra-Plinian for shipping me some of these bad boys. Love the name, love the label, and have been pretty impressed with this brewery's offerings thus far. Coming from the can, Weiss Trash is a turbid and murky straw-pear hybrid, fairly translucent, but still pretty cloudy. The bone white "head" fizzles away in mere seconds, never to be seen again.

The aroma is full of heavily tart green apples, astringent pear skins, and moderate amounts of white grapes. Light, fruity, and backed by a very faint and soft blanket of wheat. It smells mildly acidic, in seemingly good moderation (at least as far as my nose can tell). Some dirty, grassy notes infiltrate the back end, balancing out some of the fruity tartness.

Sip after sip after sip, the flavor follows the entire aroma schematic pretty much exactly. Sourness up front - not too heavy, not too soft - in the form of more green apples, lemon zest, white grapes, gushing fruity flesh. Grains and wheat strewn about, providing a faint hint of must. Come on now, you knew it would be there. What's a Berliner Weissebier without grainy must?

More grains in the aftertaste as the sour fruits continue to die out while still squeezing some residual saliva from your glands. Grassy notes here and there are the only mention of hops to be found, but at this point, more hops would only distract from the lovely lactic and lightly acidic flavor that has opened up on my palate. Light bodied, crispy, wet, and heavily carbonated.

Another seriously good Berliner Weisse. I'm glad to see this style exploding recently; lots of beautiful sour and fruity flavors with ridiculously low levels of alcohol. Perfect combination, if you ask me. I quite enjoyed NEBCo's take on the style; I wish this was available to me - I'd have a case of it stocked in the fridge for the remainder of the summertime.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a can into a Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Hazy, almost clear pale yellow with quick one finger bubbly white head.

Smell-Tart lemon, wheat, green grapes. Very fruity and wheaty smelling.

Taste- Tart green grapes and lemon, wheat malts, something sweet I can't put my tongue on. Full wheaty finish.

Mouthfeel- Superbly drinkable. I could drink this all day. Medium carbonation. Relatively dry. Nicely tart.

Overall- This is a damn fine Berliner Weiss and it comes in a can!

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Photo of stakem
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to BA Jahmur for hooking me up with some of this. A berliner in a can? YES! Poured from a 12oz into a ghandi bot snifter. The brew appears a hazed light golden yellow color with a white finger that collapses to a thin film leaving patches of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma has a pleasant lemony tartness with hints of yogurt and residual fresh wheat grain character somewhat smelling like cereal. Some funk, sulfur and footy pils grain adds a layering of complexity. There is a hint of sweetness reminding me of lemony sweet tart candy. When swirled there is a minor carbonic and mineral aspect. As the brew warms up, a trace amount of veggie character almost like celery is present. It is faint enough that it isnt distracting but it is strange.

The flavor has an upfront lactic tartness like lemon juice and zest mixed with greek yogurt. Under the tartness is a lot of fresh wheat grain flavor that provides a light touch of sweetness and fresh cereal-like grain appeal. It has plenty of tartness for the style but balanced and easily approachable as well. While the flavor is good, it is not nearly as complex as the aroma.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite clean and a solid take on the style. If this is Nebco's first shot at a berliner, I applaud that effort and really hope more is in the works. Throwing this in a can was awesome...but if only the can was oh I dont know...24oz instead of 12?!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a Pizza Boy pint glass.

Pours a 1 finger frothy white head with little retention. Beer is a semi-cloudy pale lemon. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Decent.

Nose is lightly tart with some nice, clean wheat funk. Slight lemony sweetness too. Nice aroma.

Opens lemon tartness and some rind bitterness. Crisp malt body balances the sour nicely in the middle. Finishes foamy with a dry, wheat aftertaste that doesn't linger. Real drinkable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and bubbly in the mouth and goes down frothy quenching and easy. Finishes clean and dry with barely an aftertaste. Exactly what I want from the style.

Overall a very solid offering from a very solid brewery of an up and coming style that's getting more and more popular. This is certainly one to try.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can bought at the brewery. Pours a very pale translucent straw color with a small head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Almost looks like a carbonated glass of white wine. Smells funky and sour with lemon and wheat aromas. The taste is a big sour punch of lemon up front, with some sweetness as well. Almost like a sour candy. Some wheat flavor followed by more sour lemon at the finish. Extremely refreshing and insanely drinkable. Virtually no alcohol presence. The can, the low abv, and the drinkability make this an ideal summer beer. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. Every sip is just a refreshing burst of sour lemon and wheat. I was hesitant to get a 4 pack at the brewery because this isn't a style I drink often but I took a chance anyways and I'm glad I did. Fantastic brew that I hope gets made again, but if not I'm glad I bought some.

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Photo of davey101
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a 668 tulip glass at fridge temperature.

A - Pours a hazy pale yellow body. With the pour two fingers of frail bubbling forms but fades away very quickly leaving behind a still beer. Swirling creates some small bubbles and some tame edging.

S - Very wheat heavy with some biting acetic acid, sour lemon rind, and some soap. Aroma is really great here with some light gueuze characteristics sans the oak.

T - Ooooh, super sour. Wheat and grains get dissolved by a huge sour lemon presence. After the sourness is done bombarding your tongue it fades into some more wheat and light cheesy funk. Clean and crisp with a creamy mouth feel and ample carbonation.

O - This was a good berliner, but perhaps a bit too sour for its own good. I like my berliners to be consumable and relativity easy drinking. This is damn tasty stuff and really feeding my sour itch, but multiples of this would just seem daunting and Tums inducing.

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