Since I promised a few not so common styles/versions of wheat beers in the reviews this week I have to follow up the very clear one from Tuesday with a slightly sour one for today. I believe that I have tried as many home brewed examples of this style as I have commercial examples. With that said this is a particularly tasty one that I was happy to finally see here in Florida.
A very sessionable end for the week . . .
Brewery: The Bruery (Placentia, CA)
Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: 3.10% (on bottle)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before being served in a French jelly glass.
Aroma: A slightly sour aroma that has some of the character of a fruity Sauvignon Blanc (pear-like). Light overall and especially so since the head fades so quickly. – 8.5/12
Appearance: Very, very pale straw color. Slight white head with large bubbles that dissipates very quickly without leaving a trail. Very clear with a few rising bubbles visible. – 2/3
Flavor: A pretty light sourness that fades quickly with a bit of grainy wheat character in the middle and a faint fruitiness with the same profile as the same in the aroma. Finishes nicely dry without any real lingering flavors. – 15/20
Mouthfeel: Very light body with a pretty high level (of fine) carbonation. Good crispness and can certainly tell the very low ABV. – 4/5
Overall Impressions: Super light and refreshing beer that is great for warm weather drinking. Not a ton of depth but very simple and very enjoyable. Would have loved a bit more citric sourness, but it is well balanced the way it is. Without the sour character it is very much white wine like and has a great dryness. – 7.5/10
Overall: B+ (37/50)
The Bruery - Hottenroth