Wild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse | DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner WeisseWild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse
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3.9/5
Very Good
358 Ratings
Wild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner WeisseWild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lynnbrook, named after our founder's family farm, is a wild Berliner-Style Weisse with raspberries added, resulting in a very refreshing beer presenting with fuchsia color and an aroma reminiscent of picking tart red raspberries growing next to an old, abandoned barn, with the raspberry-lemony aroma giving way to hints of brie and barnyard funkiness. The flavor is absent of any hops or bitterness and instead has initial impressions of subtle lemon and yogurt supported by tart, fresh raspberries and underlying lactic sourness. The beer's dry finish helps cut through some sweetness from the fruit.

Added by flagmantho on 09-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,268
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
358
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of JackieTH
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into the glass a pink-hued liquid with an inch of faintly pink clean open foam that leaves some lace as it recedes.

Smells like a fresh, tart, raspberry pie.

Taste is tart raspberries, lightly lemon with a bitey tang. Clean and dry — not sweet. Finish is tangy with residual berry flavor and tartness. Medium light body nonetheless holds together well and has a refreshing level of carbonation. It never gets sweet, and is absolutely easy to gulp. Delicious.

Very nice sour berry brew. Second favorite of the Wild Sour series. I could drink many of these.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Firestone Walker tulip glass.

A: Moderately hazy golden pink, with a big three-finger light pink head that recedes quickly. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles.

S: Lactic tart and sour underripe raspberries. A modest funk, with light cracker malts that have a fair amount of husky character. Not bad, but not huge and that husky character on a sour beer I find mildly off-putting (a similar issue often found in Cigar City's sours).

T: Lactic sour, more tart underripe raspberries and notes of sour cherries and cranberry. The cracker malt backbone provides just a mild sweetness, but largely just a foil for the sour flavors. A moderate Lactobacillus funk (that becomes more pronounced as it warms) imparts a mild barnyard and cheese funk. Then more lactic dryness with mild citric acid in the hang. Just a hint of the grainy malts on the exhale with more raspberries.

M: A light crackly body with lots of carbonation sensation. Alcohol flavor is low to missing.

O: I found this pretty pleasant overall, plus a nice, different beer to have in cans. Not a huge funk by any stretch, but a nice balance with the sour and fruit flavors.

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Photo of Icka31
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanPoff
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured a transcluent pink, bubbly and with about half a finger of off white head.

S: Tart raspberries, puckeringly sour.

T: Very sour raspberries, light wheat.

M: Thin, light and refreshing.

A very run of the mill raspberry sour.

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Photo of cbutova
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Can pours into a snifter with a pale pink-orange, mostly clear body and a massive foamy white cap. The crown rises over three inches high with good retention. Unexpectedly the head dies out 100% leaving the beer looking like a juice and no lacing sticks behind.

S- The two bold attributes of the beer are the raspberries and the lactic acid ferment and they combine to bring a profile of fresh tart raspberry, lemon, yogurty lactic acid, sour grapes and general berries seeds and all. A hint of whole grains.

T- Loses some of the oomph that was suggested in the strong aroma. The raspberries combine with the base beer to be a bit jammier as they lose some of their fresh fruitiness to the ferment. Lactic acid is strong but lacks the depth of some of the better Berliner brews. Lemon, yogurt, wheat and sour grapes also come to mind but overall it feels a bit lacking.

MF- Directly contributing to some of the woes in the taste this body is extremely thin and more like a soda than a beer lacking texture besides a bit of puffiness. Extremely high carbonation and a moderately sour finish.

Good lactic ferment and some nice raspberry notes, especially in the aroma, but the Berliner aspect of the beer seems to suffer and isn't able to meld perfectly with the added fruit. The body contributes to much of this as the aroma is the best part about this beer.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pink-peach color, effervescent, with two fingers of fizzy, bright white head that are quick to dissipate. Berries and a slight dry must dominate the aroma. Berry and lemon acidity up front in the taste, with a nice mix of sour, barnyard and tart characteristics. Clean, puckering mouthfeel. Good stuff.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish to pink, clear, with a small off-white head.
S: Straightforward raspberry scent.
T: Most raspberry sourness with a touch of lemon.
M: Light bodied, but sticky in the mouth.
O: A decent raspberry flavored beer, and my first Berliner Weissbier so I'm not sure how it compares in those regards.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber with a pink highlight. There's a fingernail of dishwater white resting on top. The aroma is intensely artificial raspberry and pale wheat. The flavor is bitter raspberries (think Sweet Tarts) and pale wheat. The mouth is moderately carbonated.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MurphDog14
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is good. It looks like a clear pink beer with a light sour smell. The beer tastes good and definitely tastes like raspberries. The feel of the beer is a little tart. Overall, I would recommend this beer if you like a sour beer.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 358 ratings