Frucht: Boysenberry | Bruery Terreux

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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

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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 mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
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 ichorNet
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is from my buddy Chris and was given to me as a birthday present. My birthday was last week, so we opened this one tonight to celebrate surviving a week as a 28 year old. So far, so good. Cheers, dude!

Pours a dark, dark purple color with a thin ring of beige-ish head that fades away to nearly nothing but a small ring in my glass. No lace. Makes sense as this is a lacto-heavy Berliner-style weissbier, but I digress. The deep garnet color is gorgeous and very convincing as to the inclusion of boysenberries in this one.

Nose is cherry, raspberry and blackberry for the most part, with some yogurt-like notes coming from the lacto and a slight tannic stiffness from the oak foeder aging. Has a little bit of blueberry seediness and earthiness in there, too. Overall, a nice first impression with an authentic and tempting fruit inclusion. The base beer is probably for the most part unimportant; this is a vehicle for a particular fruit, after all.

Boysenberries have a sweet-tart flavor and are themselves a crossbred strain of berry (raspberry / blackberry / dewberry / loganberry) and I get a lot of those rustic, tart and acidic notes here on the tongue. This has some nice funk upfront from whatever bacteria/yeast was residing in the foeders used to age this, but it does feel perhaps a little overbearingly tart to me. The fruit flavor is extremely organically integrated with the wheat beer base, and I do get a moderate amount of chewy malt here in the mid-palate. The finish is absurdly dry and sour, easily convincing me to take another sip. Slight funk around the finish as well with some slight wooden suggestions.

Feel is nearly paper-thin and very dry, but that makes sense for a beer like this. The oak fermentation/aging probably greatly enhances the perception of tartness, honestly. It also doesn't help that the fruit involved in this batch is tart on its own. I think this is a little one-dimensional and serves mostly as a (great) introduction to what boysenberry sour beer can be, but as a Berliner weiss, it feels a little underdeveloped. I would love to see what this would be like at closer to 7-8% and with a longer aging period. I want some softer, balancing notes of vanilla and some complexity here. Maybe it's just me. Still, very glad to be able to have this one. Thanks again Chris!

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Photo of metter98
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark purple in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark pink head that died down a bit, leaving some lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of boysenberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having stronger flavors of boysenberries along with a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be less sour compared to other beers in the style, but is still very easy to drink. I really liked all of the fruitiness in the smell and taste. It's almost like drinking some jam, without the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of IKR
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage
Appearance: Violet-purple color with a modest sized light violet colored head that subsided fairly quickly.

Smell: Moderate barnyard funk with tart boysenberry notes, There are also some mild grassy notes.

Taste: The tart boysenberry notes features prominently. There is also some very mild barnyard funk notes. The beer finishes very dry ending with the slightly tart boysenberry notes. The sourness of the beer comes on strong initially but quickly subsides to a pleasant tartness.

Mouth-feel: Light-bodied with a modest level of carbonation.

Overall: Another good fruited Berliner Weisse for the Bruery's Frucht series. This is one of my favorite versions.

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Frucht: Boysenberry from Bruery Terreux
4.29 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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