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Arizona Wilderness Bear Wallow Berliner Weisse

Arizona Wilderness Bear Wallow Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
3.2% ABV, 1.006 FG, 3.5 SRM, local Sonoran white wheat from Hayden Mills.

This ain’t your Grandaddy’s wheat ale! We embrace the crazy things that some other breweries will not speak of. All the "bugs and critters", as we say, go bonkers in the mash tun creating a sour mash. Similar to making yogurt and sauerkraut, a controlled temperature allows lactic acid creating bacteria to create a souring effect. We boil to politely "remove" the little guys. Refreshing, delightful, tangy, and just plain wonderful! (It’s OK to not like this one, at least you tried it!) Oh, and locally grown (Sossman Farms) Sonoran White Wheat is at the heart of this beer. Drink Local!

Food paring: Bavarian pretzel sticks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4491) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Mikropolis, clear yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, yogurt, vanilla, sour flavor with yogurt, lemon and cheese, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1297) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours very pale yellow. Super huge fluffy white head. Aroma is lots of lemon lime some sour funk. Flavor is lime, citrus and sour. Ooh, nice. Acidic. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Sample at Boulevardia 2016. Comes a hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and grain. Taste is lemon, orange, grapefruit, floral, and wheat. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Draft at the brewpub in Gilbert, Arizona. The pour is cloudy yellow, with a well formed ½ inch white head. The aroma is tart citrus lemon along with fresh cereal bread malt. The taste is the tart lemon of the nose, and also picks up a nice general fruit flavor, grain notes and finishes almost on the sour side of tartness. The palate is light bodied, active carbonation and a dry tart finish. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Draft. hazy to cloudy yellow color, creamy white head. Aroma has lemon, raw bread. Taste is earthy lactic lemon, light body. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Poured a light lemon lime Gatorade color with aromas of tart lemons, light sour wheat and some light lacto. Flavors AR eight lemon lime Gatorade with some sour lemon with light wheat solid and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Very delicate sour. Good tartness. Active carbonation. Grapefruit like. On tap at ohso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5865) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Draught at the brewery, 12/30/15.
Shimmering, bright, very hazy, pale-golden body is topped by a large amount of white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Lactic notes in the nose are immediately joined by a playful fruitiness (nectarines, starfruit, apples) that softens the usual stiff nature of a berliner weisse. Faint bits of honey, lots of raw wheat graininess and no alcohol or flaws make for a fun, more easygoing rendition.
The flavor continues this, with a softer, slightly maltier texture, with sweeter tropical fruits (there’s more ripe mango/pineapple here than the usual dry nectarine/apricot). Lactic acid adds plentiful tartness, but there’s no heavy breadiness from the wheat nor borderline dirtiness from the lactic character. Very flavorful, with a wonderful texture and tight carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (4728) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
30.04.2015, tap @ Mikropolis:
Small slightly fizzy shortlasting head, slightly hazy. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, unripe berries, lychee, orange, grass, soda powder, citrus acid. Taste is sour-ish, soda powder, sorrel, wet grain, raw rhubarb, citrus acid, minerals, weeds, unripe berries. Medium bitterness, slightly dry acidic mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Draught @ Mikropolis. Pours hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is subtle, tiny malty and tiny fruity with crackers, lemon juice, yoghurt, dry soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny salty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, yuzu juice, yoghurt, hay, minerals and lemon zest. Highly drinkable and tasty berliner. Job well done... Would love to try some fruited versions in the future.

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