Tea Weiss
Crane Brewing Company

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Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #89
Ranked #9,822
4.04 | pDev: 7.92%
Jul 23, 2021
Dec 27, 2015
Tea WeissTea Weiss
Notes: 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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4.19 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

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
3.99 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jun 23, 2021
4.15 by MJSFS from Florida on May 25, 2021
3.49 by 0x4a64 from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Shade1951 from Pennsylvania

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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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

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
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 03, 2020
4.21 by Barettes from Washington on Apr 18, 2020
4.19 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2020
4.09 by Aurascoper from Missouri on Aug 16, 2019
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jul 28, 2019
3.94 by BeerBucks from New York on Jun 09, 2019
4.06 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Mar 29, 2019
4.31 by bfields4 from Colorado on Nov 29, 2018
4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Sep 15, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by eppie82 from Illinois

From bottle. Bright copper-light red color. Good bit of foam upon aggressive pour. Nice and tart. Sourness is there but it pleasantly fades before it feels like it's going to rip your face off. Some fruity tee flavors in there.

Aug 16, 2018
4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Jul 28, 2018
4.09 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jul 11, 2018
2.18 by KingBread from Kansas on Jun 21, 2018
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on May 06, 2018
4.02 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Apr 07, 2018
4.18 by AmishLightning from Illinois on Apr 06, 2018
3.94 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 10, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong bacterial funk, citrus, slight tea, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, and a hint of salt. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable tartness. Tastes of strong bacterial funk, citrus, hint of tea, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, and a hint of salt. Overall, good complexity, aroma, body, and blend.

Jan 09, 2018
4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Dec 05, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by emerge077 from Illinois

Reddish orange color with good clarity, initial finger of foam, minimal lace.
Berry tea aroma and flavor, sort of ambivalent about it.
Tart Celestial Seasonings in beer form, fairly one dimensional with a moderate lactic kettle sourness. Light bodied and initially effervescent.
Overall ok to try, but they make better beers. Need to dry-hop more of these.

Nov 16, 2017
4.31 by dustin22martin from Missouri on Sep 16, 2017
3.5 by heytomcat from Minnesota on Aug 23, 2017
4.26 by Wonderweasel from Kansas on Aug 07, 2017
4.25 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Aug 03, 2017
4 by knicks19947 from New York on Jun 26, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ThickNStout from Georgia

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.

Apr 12, 2017
4.06 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Mar 08, 2017
3.5 by Dum3z from Missouri on Mar 04, 2017
4.41 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Feb 18, 2017
4.25 by fthegiants from California on Feb 06, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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.

Feb 02, 2017
4 by rossracing from Illinois on Jan 30, 2017
Tea Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 60 ratings