Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse | Ithaca Beer Company

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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style WeisseCayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cayuga Cruiser is our slightly tart and exceptionally refreshing Berliner-Weisse style ale. Mildly hazy in appearance and light in body, this beer delivers the perfect combination of elements resulting in supreme and satisfying drinkability. Whether you’re on a boat or in your backyard, this beer is the quintessential summer refresher.

Added by Jason on 04-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of nater919
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly hazy straw with a big foamy white head. Poor retention, but a thin white ring remains. A bit of spotty lacing.

S: Lemon peel, green apple skin, unripe pineapple and white peach, musty hay, cracker, grainy wheat, and subtle salinity.

T: Gentle pop of clean lemon tartness upfront, along with some unripe white peach and pineapple. Lightly grainy, crackery, wheat backbone. Wafting green apple skin throughout. Ends slightly grassy with a touch of saltiness. Finishes crisp and clean.

F: Light-bodied, but not watery. Well-carbonated. Crisp and well-balanced.

O: A solid Berliner Weisse. Very refreshing!

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Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft at Arcadia National Bar in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Hazy gold with minimal head. Seems to get oddly clearer at is warms, or maybe I just moved to part of the bar with better lighting.

Aroma: Funky and tart. Faint lemon.

Taste: Very tart lemony flavor. Really tasty. Funky, grassy. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Super easy despite the slightly harsh lemon. Alcohol barely there. Could drink this all day.

Overall: One of the better domestic weissbiers I've had. Very refreshing and flavorful. Nice work. I may need to start buying Ithaca stuff again; it's been a while.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow glass: color is bright, straw color, not too hazy, effervescent, brighter off white head with fine bubbles, no lacing.

Smell is light tart, sweet, lemony, not much wheat or funkiness.

Taste is similar with a tart presence, lactic acid and citrus with lemon flavor, wheat is not noticeable, not much funkiness, but simple and good tasting

Mouthfeel is crisp, lightly tart, some lingering sourness on the tongue.

Overall a good tasting beer, not quite the depth of flavor of a traditional berliner weisse.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a flute. The appearance was a semi-hazy yet slightly transparent yellow color. A lot of streams of carbonation are seen rising to fill a rapidly dissipating foamy to bubbly white head. No lacing is there. The smell starts off with a sharp citrus quality, slightly sour or tart, and opening up to more oranges and starfruit to bring about a slight refreshing grassy quality as well. The taste has a dry sweet citrus and a slight bitter yet acceptable graininess (from the wheat). There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good for a Berliner, a moderate amount of bitterness hits my tongue appropriately. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Berliner Weisse, fans of "sour" styles should like this.

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Photo of Dconklin15
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From the start didn't think I was going to enjoy this beer. It grew on me a bit as I kept sipping but still left something to be desired. The tartness is interesting to say the least. More of a summer type beer that I bought at the wrong time of year.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of micropale
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Waveoff
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewback4
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wheat, some tart. Light. Crisp. An enjoyable beer

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Photo of mikeinportc
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy pilsner-yellow. 1/2" off-white head. ~no lacing. Aroma about like a gose, i.e., a slightly funky, slightly fruity, malty aroma. Nothing distinctive. Flavor is a jammy, tart,fruity, with no definite, identifiable fruit flavor. Very gose-like, minus the saltiness. Very refreshing. A good hot weather beer. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of tedho21
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours a clear light gold, white lacing dissipates to nothing quickly.

Smells of light bready malt, lactic tartness, lemon citrus and a dry grassy undertone.

Taste is lactic and lemon citrus tart, some light semi-sweat cracker malt underneath. Mild dry grassy finish.

Light body, fizzy carbonation.

This is a really solid representation of the style and drinks very easily if you welcome sourness. Very refreshing and sessionable. Stands up well to other German-influenced sours and is worth trying.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jkolls
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled code but no date.

Pours a light fizzy head that fades quickly, crystal clear golden pale straw color.

Nose light toasted malt, creamy wheat notes, some raw dough, baker's yeast notes, very faint tart lemony note, that's about it, pretty light.

Taste starts very sour, way more sour than a Berliner should be, big sour lemon, tart with a little lactic acid flemmy note, some acidity, with mild toasty creamy wheat, raw dough. touch yeast and mineral notes. Finish is super flemmy tart sour lemon and creamy doughy wheat lingering.

Mouth is lighter bod very sour and flemmy fair acidity, bright carbonation.

Overall, well, it's much more sour than I expected, wheat is decent, lemony notes are nice other than ridiculous sourness. They call this a summer refresher, but it's hard to drink at all let alone quenching summer thirst.

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Photo of wander4
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wilson_Looker
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerKarmaNYC
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This will be my summer beverage of choice for years to come.

Pours a golden straw yellow, mostly lemon on the nose but the yogurt like tartness and citrus flavors are so bright that I could easily put back a 6pk of these without blinking at eye. These also make for great post-workout or run rehydration liquids.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Cayuga Cruiser Berliner-style Weisse from Ithaca Beer Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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