Guava Weiss
Crane Brewing Company

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #288
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,338
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.33%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
14
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Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Notes: We are bringing all the tropical vibes with this latest version of our take on a German Berliner Weiss. The notes of stone fruit and pineapple along with lemony acidity are the perfect complement to the lush sweetness of guava. Wonderful effervescence rounds out this beer for a refreshingly delicious experience. 500 lbs of fruit per batch.
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zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft. Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, fluffy white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass, It smelled of sweet guava, lemon and sweet caramel, Great guava taste with wheat, caramel and a hint of spices. Crisp and sharp.

Feb 06, 2021
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Hazy and straw in color with a large foamy head. Smells of grass, grape and obviously a sour. Flavors of a white wine, fruity and a sourness but not too sour.

Feb 03, 2021
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle (no date I could find) into a Belgian glass

L: orange gold with a minimal white head that fades quickly. Some small white lacing, medium visible carbonation

S: oh there’s guava in here. Fruit dominates the nose, with some kettle sour lactic aroma lurking as well. A bit of malt/bread in the background. This was extremely weird, I walked outside with my beer and honestly it now smells like sushi. Can’t explain that!

T: really great balance of sweet tropical fruit with refreshing lactic tartness. Guava comes through very well, pairs nicely with the sour aspects and moves to a more bready/malty finish thinking cracker and dough

F: light body, medium/high carbonation definitely dancing on the tongue at first. Nicely drying, very drinkable

O: delicious, refreshing Berliner perfect for 90+ degrees outside. Wish I had more bottles, would happily revisit

Jul 23, 2020
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superspak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 12/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden yellow, light pink/orange color with a small fairly dense and fluffy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. No glass lacing and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy pink guava, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy pink guava, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy pink guava, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/sour/tart/tangy balance, and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering sour/tart/tangy and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of guava, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Awesome balanced juicy guava and lacto complexity; with a great clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. No complaints.

Apr 06, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent & sparkling gold with a pinky of beige colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Sourness, guava, grassyness

T: Follows the nose, much dryness as well, a touch of green apple up front. green apple sweet tart & dryness dominate as this warms, just a little guava now. Finishes tart & dry with guava making a comeback

MF: Medium body, delicate carbonation

This started strong, but failed to gain any real complexity. Easy to drink

Feb 23, 2020
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours hazy pear golden. No head retention.

Smells of tart citrus, cracker malts, and tropical notes.

Tastes of lemon citrus, pineapple, guava, and cracker malts.

Light body, fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

Light, tart, refreshing and tasty. Good flavor, drinks easy. Good summer beer.

Jan 31, 2020
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Tone from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong fresh citrus, slight bacterial funk, hint of floral hops, and a hint of salt. Fits the style of a Berliner Weiss. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness. Tastes of strong fresh citrus, slight bacterial funk, floral hops, hint of lemon, and a hint of salt. Overall, perhaps too tart, but great aroma along with a good body, but lacking in complexity.

Sep 03, 2018
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saturated orange with a brief head of foam, not much lacing, slight haze.
Aroma is bursting with intense tropical guava, fruity and funky.
Intensely sour taste with big guava passionfruit presence, zero sweetness.
Light bodied and very sour with ample carbonation.
Overall it’s pretty enjoyable if you like intensely sour guava beers.

Aug 18, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

obviously these guys have hit on something here with a really solid base berliner type, better than most and a little funky, with the right amount of acidity and a very clean feel as they go, but they have repeated it almost too many times to be sexy, there are about a million iterations of this now, and it has a little of the ballast point or funkwerks syndrome, where a good beer is now a gimmicky variant thing, robbed of its identity and original glory. guava is fine and all, but it cant help but be a little sweet, counteracting some of the obvious crispness and refreshing nature of the original berliner. it also sort of has a candied thing to it, a little sweet with the malt in here, less natural and earth derived than some other variants have been, but pleasant and summer and all of that too, a love it or leave it one that i am somewhat torn on, probably better in isolation than in the context of all the other ones. guava seems a weird choice, has to be an extract right? im not sure it devalues the series, because it tastes really good, but this is less cohesive and high end and interesting than this line of beers has been until now, but thats just my opinion. guava doesnt grow in missouri does it? does that matter? tea doesnt either i dont think, but that one was awesome. personal preference i guess...

Jul 04, 2018
Guava Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 14 ratings