Haterade STUSH Berliner
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #13
Ranked #2,197
4.29 | pDev: 9.79%
J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
Notes: Berliner made to taste like a fruit punch sports drink
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 89 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Powderhornphil from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of J Wakefield and so glad this is was on tap. What a treat to try this beer.

Spot on flavor, and pretty close appearance, of red Gatorade. Not traditional, but quite fun to drink.

Jan 12, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Like Chrissy Teigen on Twitter, this one is wild. Keep my lil soldier away from this stuff, because if he could, he would lap this up! This intoxicating beverage has Raul reminiscing on his ‘tot ‘ days. You know, pin the tail on the burro, beat da hell out of piñata... this beer is exactly that, that fruit punch that you would lap up after playing said party activities! Well, it also has a lil alcohol kick that adult Raul likes, but wow!! Nostalgia in a beer, can that be beat?

Be well, my children.

Oct 10, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Red. Translucent. Off white foamy head with a pinkish hue. Some lacing along the edge of the glass. Gorgeous and fun.

S: They absolutely nailed the fruit punch thing. I’d say it’s less red Gatorade (which would be a less intense and more watery sweetness) and more of a concentrated Hi C aroma. The liquid and the powder too. It’s a sweet nose with slight hint of acidity, if any at all. Again, super fun. And delicious.

T: The flavor is not as sweet as the nose. It’s lactic acidity is prominent with notes of tart lemon juice, in addition to the fruit punch notes. The wheat comes through on the finish a hint.

M: Smooth carbonation. A little fuller than the typical Berliner.

D: For a fruit punch inspired Berliner, I would say that they absolutely nailed this beer. The color and nose are something special and the flavor is also excellent. It’s quite acidic, but manageable.

Aug 04, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks like fruit punch Gatorade. Smell is also fruit punch, more like Hawaiian-C or something like that. A little artificial tasting as well, but certainly nails the fruit punch Gatorade aroma and flavour. Mild lactic acidity, touch of wheat. Lighter bodied, refreshing. Don't know if it hydrates as well as the real thing, but it smells and tastes like it for sure.

May 21, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, green session. Neon pink color with pinkish head. Aroma has marzipan, bubblegum bold orange and pomegranate. Tastes like a tart fruit bubblegum, fresh and dry.

Jun 05, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.17/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Welp, JWB does it again. This one looks weirdly identical to Hawaiian Punch. Neon red with pretty much no head, do I need to spell it out?

At first whiff, I'm seriously wondering if they just used a Kool-Aid packet. Lime pineapple cherry, a perfectly clean mixture of fruit punch. Round, bright, sweet and not sour smelling at all.

Taste hits all the same notes of fruit punch, but is closer to limeade and is sour and gose-like, with a slight cheesy funk, thankfully. But it's too sweet.

Tangy, but watery, finishing semi-dry.

Mar 19, 2017
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks like red Gatorade with no head and good carbonation. This had a couple layers of flavor that really opened up with each taste that built on citrus and fruitty components. Great beer for a warm summer day

Aug 22, 2016
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Microbrew Invitational...this is beer?

I couldn't believe how much this looked, smelled and tasted just like fruit punch Gatorade. Unbelievable how good this was. Probably my favorite beer from the fest.

Jun 09, 2016
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jhavs from New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very strange, but strangely appealing. It really looks and tastes like Fruit Punch Gatorade. The aroma is also fruit punch all the way. Flavor is not too sweet, a little bit tart.

Jun 07, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Microbrew sample. A wild beer. Looked, smelled, and tasted quite like fruit punch Hi-C. All aspects point to this beer not actually being a beer. It was rather fantastic to be honest.

Jun 06, 2016
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Bright pinkish red with white head. Smells like mineral fruit punch. Very tart finish for a beer that tastes like super lush hi-c fruit punch, just bursting forth with the fruit. Feel is a little acidic for my preferences, will be reaching for the antacids for sure. Nice suspensions of reality

Jun 05, 2016
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cosmicevan from New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

swung by tørst for the tap takeover. murky pink...looks like gatorade. smells like gatorade. tastes like gatorade. hay, it IS gatorade. wtf? I want my moneyback. srs though, it is very gatorade...good, but a low light in the job portfolio in my opinion.

Mar 31, 2016
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ricoslim from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wondering if he used Fruit Punch Gatorade for striking water. This is a great Berliner that tastes just like the name refers to. Hoping this makes it to bottle format at some point.

Feb 16, 2016
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HarryS from Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Listen, there's only 1 drink on planet earth that can compare to Haterade, + it's the Fruit Punch variant of Gatorade. Only difference here, is that Haterade has alcohol. If you grew up on the 80's + 90's playing sports, there was only 1 drink for you, + that was Gatorade. The rest paled in comparison. That is EXACTLY how I feel about this beer. It is absolutely second to none.

LOOK: A beautiful hazy fruit punch red.

SMELL: A fantastic mix of Wakefield's STUSH (the base for this beer), + Fruit Punch Gatorade.

TASTE: There is absolutely no other way to explain it, than to say that it's Red Gatorade, with some alcohol in it.

FEEL: Everything at JWB is unfiltered, so there's a thickness to all of his beers. I love this. Laces the inside with the drink, lingering for a bit even after your last sip.

OVERALL: Stick an IV in me, + pump some Haterade in, immediately! Incredibly delicious, smooth, + thirst quenching.....just like Gatorade!

Jan 15, 2016
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DrewZ926 from New York

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright red with no head very active carbonation. Smells like kool aid, very tropical with citrus and cherry, a touch medicinal. Taste isn't as sweet as expected, great tartness, nice lactic twang, a lot of kool aid, somewhat one dimensional however. Very refreshing, solid feel for the style. Overall a very unique beer, not overly complex, but refreshing and tasty nonetheless.

Nov 14, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Big red punch sports drink aroma with some complimentary lacto sourness.

A: Copper color, opaque with a thick head of microbubbles – surprising retention.

T: Red punch sports drink flavor, with clean lacto sourness, slight bready wheat character on the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation, super effervescent and refreshing.

O: I have no idea how this was pulled off, but it’s Delicious. The aroma and flavor really do mimic the qualities of a red punch sports drink. The clean lacto sourness that compliments the red punch flavors well.

Oct 18, 2015
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mxracercam from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Color on this beer is nutso. Basically tastes like cool-aid, and the only beer I've had of his that tasted a bit synthetic (or in this case, like cool-aid powder). Still very enjoyable, just not as crazy perfect as his other berliners can be.

Oct 12, 2015
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Lare453 from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Red. I mean bright red, looks like paint in a glass. Smells of fruit punch, lacto and awesome! Tastes exactly like fruit punch Gatorade and kool aide mixed together! This beer is insanely good.

Oct 11, 2015
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