Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Boiler Room is a light bodied but surprisingly flavorful sour wheat beer. The sourness is created by souring the wort prior to boiling and fermentation (unlike Belgian-style sours which sour during fermentation and have active bacteria in them when packaged). The nose of the beer has a light Hersbrucker hop note and a distinct funkiness. The taste is sweet malt quickly going into a tart body and finish. The sour and malt flavors balance well all the way through creating a very refreshing beverage, akin to drinking a tart lemonade or limeade. For a beer with just over 3.5%, it creates a big experience for the palate. Traditionally this beer is enjoyed either straight or with raspberry or woodruff syrup to sweeten it (and turn it red or green, respectively).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Wow, never though I’d see a Texas weisse. This is sort of a transition version, intended, I would think, to introduce people to the sour. With that in mind, it’s very mildly sour, not really tart, with a nice lemon aroma and taste. Very easy to drink. Meets its goal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 4/17/14. Was excited to see Saint Arnolds give this style a try, Having only tried two other beers like this (Weihenstephaner 1809, loved it) and (Dogfish Head Festina Peche, ehh)wasnt sure what to expect.Pours out a slightly hazy golden straw color with a decent head. Smells tart, grainy, funky, reminded me of dirty socks. Taste is dry, tart,funky lightly grainy, odd. Overall i just didnt dig it, some folks seem to really like it, but i just dont get it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RIVERA_HOU (19) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
First Berliner Weisse. Nice sour taste with the depth of wheat behind it. Reminds me of white wine grapes. Very puckering. Tastes like lemonade almost. Refreshing. Interesting style nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bomber from Spec’s - Memorial in Houston, TX. Clear yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is berries and a sour note. Similar taste, mild malt underlying, a bit prickly on the tongue. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Slightly hazy straw pour. White head - decent retention. The nose is very soft and subtle. A touch of light wheatiness and some light lactic tartness. There’s a little bit of fruit and some nice soft tartness. Pretty nice really. Simple but solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Very bitter taste. Pale clear yellow in color. Good carbonation with no lacing. Smells of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle with Paul. Pours a light body with thick white lacing. Notes of lemon, light crackery character, spice, wheat, light tart flavor and some faint fruits. Overall very light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from rougeau13 - Thanks! Cloudy yellow, big white head. Smells like citrus, cheese, and biscuits. Flavor is nicely tart, some cherry, some mild vinegar notes. Mildly funky, as well. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle: Super hazy & cloudy pale golden color with a sudsy, bright white head that fades to a small collar quickly. Aroma is very modest. Light notes of soured wheat, hay, lemony acidity, & a hint of sweaty funk. Flavor is a bit more pronounced, but still quite light. Minerals, light lemon, raw green apple skins, faint lacto, & dingy wheat. The funk stands out more in the finish with mild notes of old jock strap & funky popcorn kernel. Dry finish. Very light bodied. Pretty good, could use just a bit more amplification, even considering the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour with no head. Light citrus, malt and sour aromas. Mild sours, tart citrus and malt tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
this beer is upper crust .. . looks like budweiser, even the foam acts the same .. . mild tartness, easy light dough, and happiness .. . the ultimate crushable beer .. . . poor guy, "pancakes" must be street for crack...

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