Zulu | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

52 Ratings

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 03-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by stakem:
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2.74/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to eagles22 for gifting me with a few bottles of this. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip, the brew appears a hazed pale golden color with a finger of white froth that fades to a thin film. A swirl revives a half finger and produces some spotty lacing effect on the glass.

The nose opens up a bit strange like sweet grain/wheat blended with corn and a hint of sulfur. More smells reveal a bit of fruit like pear and a sort of spice comes out smelling like clove/banana reminescent of saison ot weizen yeastiness. As it warms up, a slight lemony essence emerges that is quite enjoyable and more in line with what I expect for a berliner.

The flavor includes quite a bit of sweet residual grainy quality. A bit of wheat imparts almost a flavor of straw/hay blended with corn and sulfur. Some of that previously described saison or hefeweizen yeastiness emerges with a mild flavor of clove and banana with a hint of pear/apple towards the back. Just like the nose, as it warms up a mild lemony tartness emerges like you would expect as the leading character in a berliner instead of this afterthought/subtle note.

This is a light bodied brew with a light to modest amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking and a nice summertime sessionable brew. However it falls a little short of what I expect in a berliner. I knew nothing about this brew prior to being gifted some bottles and I appreciate the opportunity to try it. However, I get the feeling a weizen or saison yeast was used as the primary yeast strain and that just doesnt work here. For a first attempt at the style, it isnt bad. I would be very excited to see weyerbacher attempt this style again with a different approach.

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Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill, special rotating tap.

Zulu. Dirty gold no foam. Wheat citrus nose. Apricot too. Tart light taste, very light, not much body to speak of. Tangy. Light bodied. Almost no carbonation. Light summer brew.

Was ok, nice to taste and sample. 325 3535 3 325

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Zulu from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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