Frederick H. | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
At his core, Frederick H. embodies some of the elements you’d expect in a Berliner Weisse-style beer, such as a tart flavor profile from lactobacillus, a hint of brettanomyces and traditionally low ABV. He gets a little racy though, and gains even more funky and earthy notes from house cultures and fermentation in our oak foeders at Bruery Terreux. After nature takes its course, Frederick H. emerges with a bright, refreshing body, palate-cleansing tartness and au naturel rawness.

Added by Keananmichael5 on 11-17-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,792
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
83
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: on point like Kelly Kapowski
S: eye opening like Alex Morgan taking a free kick
T: tart and devilish like Elizabeth Banks as Larry David’s side piece
F: like touching Adriana Lima’s hand as she asks me to pass the salt
O: a perfect dream where you wake up and Natalie Portman already has eggs on the stove top

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Photo of PaleAndBitter
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass at 37 degrees. A hard pour produced a one finger head. The head is one finger and fizzy. The head quickly dissipated, typical of this style. The color is pale amber with light golden hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy. Carbonation is abundant in this beer.

The aromas in the beer are wheat, citrus, wood, and yeast.

Tart lemons, wheat, wood, yeast, and earth encompass the flavors.

The mouthfeel of the beer is tart, crisp, and clean. The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer has pucker power, yet refreshing and crisp. A perfect beer on a hot summer night with bbq.

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Photo of GStone899
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tart tart tart! I'm not familiar with this style of beer but it reminded me of a Wild/Farmhouse ale I had a few years back although this is more palatable. I'm not a huge fan of sours but this has enough citrus n white grape to balance out the flavors. Orange in color, highly carbonated so the head dissipates almost immediately. Almost overly tart but it grows on you. Overall nice beer.

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Photo of jcb7472
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had Terreux Frederick H. poured from a 25.4-oz. bomber into a footless tulip. This beer is absolutely on style in appearance, and nearly overwhelmingly tart.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper and cloudy with tonnes of fast rising carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of off white, creamy head.

Smells of oak barrels, sour, funk, light fruitiness like melons white grapes and Asian pears. Overall its a very funk forward beer.

Impeccably sour and funky like a good, dry geueze, the barrel age comes right though with woody notes, granny smith apple tartness, dusty wardrobe and cellar.

Medium, acidic body, it feels much heavier than the ABV. Lots of champagne like carbonation.

Got this one from Bangkok, drinking it tonight at home. An amazing brew. I would love to get my hands on more from the series. Nov 10th, 2017.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apricots, elderflower, a bit of honey, lemons, tart, dry finish

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Photo of jcubz
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer. Yellow to orangish color. Very tart not sure i had beer this tart. White grapes pretty evident in this beer. Almost too sour to finish

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

750ml bottle - apparently another confusing offering that spans the two Bruery brewing concerns. Not our problem, IMHO.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale (I know) golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rather finely foamy, and quite fizzy off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of funky wild yeast, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, white wine cooking vinegar (which will be its role as a stand-in shortly in my homemade kung-pao reckoning), a bit of indistinct pome fruitiness, and not much else. The taste is acrid estery yeast, muddled apple and maybe underripe pear fruity notes, some crackery and musty pale malt, further late-arriving lemon rind, a middling funky joint, and some growing understated barrel stave woodsiness.

The carbonation is obviously quite forward in its aggressive frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the relative tartness takes more than a minor tithe here. It finishes trending dry, the crackery malt, general tartness, and lingering mixed funk celebrating a small win (expressed in Morty's voice, for some reason).

Overall, this is a fairly representative version of the style, with the extra oakiness not all that, y'know, all THAT. Pretty much a bang-on Berliner Weissbier, without all the foofarah (or however you fucking spell it - expressed in Rick's voice) of the so-called barrel treatment. Yeah, I'm out, to go do you know what.

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Photo of Giggy
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh012
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours translucent orange, like dessert wine, with a bubbly head that's gone for good within seconds.

The nose and taste are lemon, lime, tonic water, and white grape. Surprising tartness and depth for a 4% beer, but ultimately light and zippy.

Overall, 8/10. Sessionable and tart.

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Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can I be objective here? This is essentially just ONE of the mistresses that lead to the undoing of my favorite berliner I hoard, Hottenroth (the other being the Frucht series). So its like trying to give an objective review of the sidechick who caused the dissolution of your BFF's marriage.

Pours yellow with slight wheat haze and a barely heftier appearance compared to Hottenroth. Good 3/4" white head on it. Aroma smacked of that wheat tartness.

Taste was sour, this is a little more amped up than Hottenroth. Not as acidic as Frucht. Not overly heavy, still relatively in the norm, even on the high side of norm, strength wise. Lemony citrus taste and mouth feel. Carbonation high and appropriate. Good wheat.

I'm not super geeked on this only because it replaced Hottenroth, the lighter, softer sister.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a goblet to a bright and clear light gold topped by a half finger of dense white head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of creamy wheat, lactic tarness with a little lemon and some hints of grapes.
T: Taste is bright lemony acidity with some creamy wheat along with some slight hints of funk, The tartness really dominates on the palate but the body of the beer does play a nice supporting role. The swallow brings more tartness and creamy wheat along with a little funk and a slight hint of oak.
M: This beer is fairly light on body but I would not consider it to be watery. The carbonation is slightly prickly and the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: This is a really nice beer with some great flavors. It's a little simplistic but a little more time may have brought out some other flavors. Flavorful for the ABV and what they did with it and a quality berliner that is worth a try if you're into the style.

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Frederick H. from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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