Frucht: Boysenberry | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kmanjohnson on 09-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
4.96%
 
 
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Photo of tommy5
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great berliner, it's very tart with bold boysenberry flavour, and mild funkiness. Very good drinkability. Purple coloured body. Wegman's find. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of georgeaaron
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle - a boysenberry-flavoured, aged in oak foeders Berliner Weisse - relatively simple for this brewing concern.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy pink head, which leaves very little in the way of remote islet dot lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of tart black berry notes, further lemon/lime citrus sours, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a dry vanilla-flecked and red vinous woodsiness, some mildly funky yeast, and perhaps a touch of spoiled cream. The taste is tart blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sure, boysenberries, a muddled citrus rind fruitiness, subtle grainy and crackery pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, more woody red wine essences, lactic acid, and a mild earthy and gently funky yeastiness.

The carbonation is rather active in its palate-tingling frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, that is once you ignore the swirling tart 'n sour esters. It finishes trending dry, the stripped-down fruitiness really running the lingering show.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough tart and fruity, oak-aged sour wheat ale, with the various flavour components well-meshed and distributed. And with the mit Schuss built right in, you are good to go for patio season with this one, as long as you bring yer wallet, and make sure that it's full.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

100% on the looks factor. Looks like a thinner version of boysenberry syrup. Deep maroon to purple with a thin pink bubbly head that completely disappears. Smells of berry infused tartness. I haven't been up close and personal with crushed boysenberries, but if they smell like a blend of blackberry and raspberry then that's what I'm getting. Flavor bursts with tart berries and finishes with a light amount of sweet malt and earthiness. Feel is sour but not overpowering, mildly carbonated despite what the spritzy pop of the cap would indicate, and still maintains a softness before finishing totally dry. Overall, this is a fantastic fruited Berliner, very easy to drink, and my favorite of the Frucht line thus far. Cheers!

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Photo of DaverCS
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red color with 1 finger of pink-tinged soda-like head that dissapited quickly. No lacing or alcohol legs present.

Aroma is not overly dominated by the berry but ample berry sweetness is present. A solid amount of funk on the nose mixed with some lactic acid.

Mouthfeel is thin with an almost soda-like forced carbonation. Start of the sip is some lactic acid and a touch of herbal hops. This quickly translates into the familiar berry flavors of raspberries, blackberries, and tart cherries. More lactic acid. A bit of wine character with oak on the finish. The sourness level is mild to moderate.

Overall, this is a pleasant beer that is perhaps a bit overpriced. I much prefer the barrel aged sours from firestone in comparison. This just lacks the depth and complexity, but good amount of the boasted berry character. I see it pairing well with richer foods, perhaps a duck liver or chicken liver mousse. It gets a 85/100.

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Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the first in this series of fruited berliners i have gotten to drink, and i really enjoyed it, although i dont think its the same base beer as their normal berliner, which i regard as one of the early best in the style. if it is the same beer, there is so darn much fruit in it that its almost unrecognizable. i like the intensity of the boysenberries in this though, and find the beer rather appealing overall. deep purple in color with a lighter pink head from the tap, almost looks like a glass of red wine. the smell is berry heavy, almost preserves, more like spread on toast than drink from a glass, and while they dont seem sweet, they do seem to box out some of the tang, this is only lightly puckery on the nose, light lemon zesty, without the lactic sharpness i look for in the style. the taste is similarly taken over by the fruit, i dont get any wheat in here hardly at all, and the sourness is subservient to the fruit as well, balancing its sweetness and enhancing some of its tannic quality, but not really making the beer very sour, its quite drinkable if you like the fruit juice thing. i really like boysenberries, and i like how real and forward they are in this beer, but as a berliner, its certainly lacking some of the more beery and bacterial nuances that make their unfruited berliner one of my favorites around. good carbonation and body, and suitably low alcohol. i think more mild fruits would do better in this, but its a unique beer and a cool use of boysenberry. fairly priced for these guys too which was nice...

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

Photo of socon67
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/29/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/purple color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge tart/sour blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, raisin, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, oak, hay, straw, and grass; with light pepper, leather, musty/lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, boysenberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with big strength. Taste of huge tart/sour blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, raisin, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, oak, hay, straw, and grass; with light pepper, leather, musty/lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, raisin, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, boysenberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/sourness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity, tannins, and carbonation; increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/grainy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an amazing fruited Berliner weisse! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, boysenberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink; thanks to the balanced sourness. Super jammy on flavors. Still very acidic, but not as intense and puckering as the other Berliners I’ve had from this brewery recently. A highly amazing and delicious offering.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking ruby red-purple. Nose is stronger than the taste but light funk and lots of dark fruits throughout, and lightly sour. Light body and moderate carbonation.

A very nice fruit berliner.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Frucht: Boysenberry from Bruery Terreux
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