Tea Weiss
Crane Brewing Company

Tea WeissTea Weiss
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From:
Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #66
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,649
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.92%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2023
Added:
Dec 27, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
A distinctly American take on an old-world German ale, Tea Weiss combines Kansas City’s own Hugo Berry Rooibos Tea with a spritzy, sour wheat beer to exceedingly refreshing effect.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Kyle. Golden body, reddish tones too, bubbly head. Fruity aroma, green tea. Taste is mildly tart, fruity, berries. Dries out a bit at the finish.
Nov 24, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Sunset reddish gold color with a substantial but short lived fizzy white head.
The aroma is sour crackery wheat malt, red raspberries, a bit of citrus and a vague earthiness that could be tea.
The taste is mildly sour with a bit of raspberry, a hint of lemon, salt and a mellow rooibos tea flavor that melds the rest together and takes a bit of the sour edge away.
The body is medium, strong carbonation, crisp but also very smooth and very drinkable. Altogether, this is a nicely balanced, very tasty and very refreshing brew, a little more alcohol would be great, but this is a very enjoyable beer as is.
Apr 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by Gerred from Missouri

Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass. Yellow-orange with white foam that retreats quickly. Smell is of fruit, spice, and tart funkiness. Flavor generally follows the nose with medium body and a nice lasting tartness. Slight berry notes and citrus is present as well. I can't particularly pick out the rooibos, but the flavor is very good nonetheless. Feel is smooth and has that tart shrinkage feeling on your mouth. Would get again
Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jun 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by MJSFS from Florida

May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by 0x4a64 from Nevada

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Shade1951 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I am pleasantly surprised by this one. I’m not a fan of low ABV beers, but this is too refreshing and tasty to dislike.

It looks great in the glass, like a lovely sunset. The aroma is tea like, but in a good way. A bit sweet and infused with berries. It tastes delicious. Hint of sweetness but with a good tart backbone. If only the ABV were 7% or higher, I would have rated it even higher.
Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Look: Very hazy golden orange with rising carbonation bubbles. Two fingers of thick, fizzy head with poor retention.

Smell: Orange juice, raspberry tea. Sour and sweet.

Taste: Tart but not overpowering, with a mild flavor of orange and raspberry. Faint rooibos tea flavor that's hard to pick out.

Mouthfeel: Full and heavy body, with good carbonation.

Overall: While some sours can be overwhelmingly puckering, this is actually a refreshing casual drink.
Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz. single can, no canning date

Pours a hazy golden-orange wheat color. Two-finger, fizzy white head, little retention. Carbonation streams throughout.

Wheat cracker and citrus yeast, especially on the nose. Navel Orange, black tea, sour yeast, blueberry and mulberry with faint multigrain bread and mango.

Quite tart and drying though finishes smooth. Fizzy and refreshing. Pretty well-balanced, the tea is prominent enough without the sour flavors dominating the palate.

Hasn’t changed much over the years, still good and very enjoyable especially in the summer. Touted by many locals as great, you be the judge and give er a whirl.
Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Barettes from Washington

Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by Aurascoper from Missouri

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by BeerBucks from New York

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by bfields4 from Colorado

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri

Sep 15, 2018
Tea Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 63 ratings