Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse | DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisseWild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This reverse engineered, wild Berliner-style Weisse is a German-style sour that is very pale in color and is the lightest of all German wheat beers. The unique combination of wild yeast and lactic fermentation yields a beer that is acidic, lemony-tart, highly-attenuated and very light bodied. The carbonation of this Berliner-Weisse is high, and hop rates are low.

Added by cmrillo on 05-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
349
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BigGold
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub, Phoenix, on draft into pint tumbler. My first beer from DESTIHL, this is true to style, most notably in ABV.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazy straw gold pour produces a vigorous head that disappears with champagne-like quickness. It smells lemony tart and drinks like a highly carbonated unsweetened lemonade with a little wheat and malt character in the background to soften the edges somewhat. Counter ClockWeisse’s puckering tartness and champagne-like effervescence makes a very refreshing companion for a long afternoon.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 11/2/15 @ the Yarchives.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, noisy bright white head which quickly dissipated; minimal lace. Lemon & honeycomb notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon & faint pineapple flavors up front; SUPER tart lemon finish. Nice fruit flavors, but this was way too tart for my timid tongue to truly embrace.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColouredWilde
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Pours a clear, very light lemon gold. White lacing for a head dissipates to nothing.

Smells of lemon, cracker, and cereal grains.

Tastes of very tart lemon citrus over cereal malts.

Light body with a light tingle of carbonation.

As is standard with this series, this is incredibly tart, among the most tart beers you can find. Outside of that, it's otherwise a very light wheat beer without much else to it. Very easy to drink if you can handle the tartness. Not much else to say about it, really.

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Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale, almost pear juice color. Zero head. 90% transparent.

Aromas of sweet tarts, baking soda, quartz, and lime.

Not a whole lot going on here, mildly sour, with a distinct mineral quality with the baking soda also floating around. Some bread soaked in what all I can say is sweet tarts water.

Feel is smooth yet crispy and quenching. Wet finish.

Overall, an underwhelming beer, solidly deserves the "okay" category.

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Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim725
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jodio
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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