Tea Weiss | Crane Brewing Company

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Tea WeissTea Weiss

Brewed by:
Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 27
Photo of ThickNStout
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks). Bottled 9/8/16. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy, golden amber with almost two fingers of quickly dissipating white head. The initial froth crackles away, leaving a few scattered wisps, a thin belt and a couple tiny dots of lace.

Aromas of soured wheat, earthy funk, vague tea and some faint overripe lemon.

Tastes of kettle soured grain, old wet hay, a slight earthy tea quality and a mere hint of unsweetened peach lemonade. Though initially seeming dull the more I drink the more fruit I perceive. This goes down incredibly easily.

Light body with sparkling carbonation. Soured grains remain prominent in the finish but the impressions of lemon peach tea linger.

Crane makes an impressively complex weiss. My first few sips of Tea Weiss seemed lackluster but by the end of the bottle I was getting some nice flavored tea notes.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours the color of a well steeped green tea with a thin, fizzy white head. Not much head retention, but that is to be expected. Aroma is tea, hibiscus, and lemon with some biscuit malts behind. The tea is quite nice and well done without being over powering. Flavor profile opens with an iced tea flavor note, before a slightly sour finish. Not much tongue twisting sour action, just enough to ring the tea out of the tongue, but not beat it up. Mouth feel has a little fizz to it, but is otherwise medium in consistency and smooth. Overall, a very fun little beer. At 4.10%, it drinks incredibly smooth with light hearted notes of tea and a sour twist.

Served in a 12oz Crane snifter. Draft.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange bronze, nice clarity and a frothy white head (but it fades to nothing quickly). Aroma is a delicious blend of salinity, savory fruity tea aromatics, with underlying lemon and cucumber. Nice bite of tart on the tongue, crisp and clean with interestingly full flavor. Hard to describe, but this beer is seriously killer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with fast falling beige colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Sweet berries & plenty of them

T: Tart berry, some lemon present as well up front. More tart berry as this warms & a little cherry sourness. Finishes with raspberry tartness along with a little lemon sweet tart

MF: Light body, slight carbonation

Refreshing, tart & drinkable

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost like orange Kool aid, with nice glows and a lacey head.

Smells of sour berries, sour patch kids, hibiscus and yeast.

A perfect wave of hibiscus, tea leaf, passion fruit, citrus, mango, and sour patch kids/warhead assaults the palate like an angry swarm of bees. Love it.

Heavily carbonated, semi dry, resinous.

Just a damn delicious beer. Get it.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ale with some kind of whack african tea or something, i reckon there is lemongrass and lime and other citrus stuff in here, its good, and its herbal and weird and real distinct, but its not their best beer, which is hard to figure. both of the citrus gose versions were superior, although this is a real oddity and should absolutely be respected as such. there is some color for sure here, it is happy to show a browner side from the tea. in the taste there is bitter from it too, but its so herbal and foreign that its all new to me, and real interesting too. sour enough, the tea and the sour elements are weird together, i think this is easily their most unconventional brew, but it works out in the end, herbal and rooty and lactic, some normal ale yeast and funk too, its well balanced for being a weirdo, all the right feels with it. im not sure this is better than the dry hopped orange, and i am not sure how much they should keep recycling the base gose, but the tea is a cool addition and in my opinion warrants a bottling one way or another...

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Tea Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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