RateBeer
overall
39
16
style
Serve in Bowl

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You are about to enjoy Lightning Brewery’s Sauerstorm Ale, a German-style Berliner Weisse - a beer style characteristic of summer beer from the Berlin area of Germany. Traditionally this beer is served with a dash of tart raspberry syrup to enhance both beer and fruit flavors. We have brewed this beer with pilsner malt, malted wheat, water, hops and yeast. Please note Sauerstorm Ale is bottled unfiltered for greater flavor. If you like more haze in your beer, you may gently roll the bottle before decanting to your glass.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Super low scores on RB understood, but not agreed with. This doesn’t quite fit the typical super light bodied traditional berliner weisse style. Too fruity, too like a hefe. But that said, it was enjoyed by all 3 of us who shared a bomber. There was a light but distinct tart apple presence in addition to the aforementioned attributes. Worth a shot."

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
Well it was a big gusher with almost half the bottle on the table and and the floor, hence the murky appearance of disturbed yeast. Suppose to be a Berliner and I see a hint of that but not nearly as tart nor refreshing enough to anymore more than a blah wheat ale.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (2028) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: hazy yellow, bright and beaming and translucent. White head fades quick to a thin collar. Aroma is very light. Mild grain and some lemon notes, but not much else. Taste is sharp, grainy, lightly astringent, with a touch of tart lemon. Strange, clumpy cotton aftertaste, not in a good way. Not awful but not very good either. Mediocre at best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light musty lemon, vegetables, and a touch of wheat. It pours a cloudy dull yellow with a large white head. There’s quite a bit of floaties. The flavor starts with lightly vegetal. The finish has some light tart lemon, grass, and must. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Unclear yellow-orange body and a white head. There’s a tart touch in the aroma, lemon, pale malts, banana notes and a touch of spices in the aroma. Some bitterness in the flavor, which is mostly lemon, banana and pale malts. Medium body, quite dry, nice carbonation. Very refreshing and tasteful but not so very Berliner Weiss-ish. 130817

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, cloves, toffee and citrus. Flavor is sweet and fruity cloves with some wheat and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Hazy yellow with a huge, gushing off-white head. Slightly sour, slightly sweet lemon aroma. A little funky, light and sweet fruit and citrus. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Pear, lemon, and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with giant head intially. Sweet rock candy, tart apple/lemon and light malt flavor. Not bad - on the sweet side.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, clove, and grain. Flavor of banana, citrus, wheat bread, yogurt, and light herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of StefanSD. Tart lactic lemon and bready yeast aroma. Cloudy yellow with a small white head, poured very carefully due to the inch of heavy, chunky yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Sweet lemon and bready yeasty wheat, light spice flavor with just a bare hint of tartness. Light body, moderate carbonation. Overall, not especially Berliner Weisse in style, but still pleasant and refreshing.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50