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Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Errl-thanks, Chris. Nose is strong wheat and light lemon. Taste follows, good carbonation, nice soft tartness. Also added some ligon berry syrup to it and went great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy pale golden, minimal head, no lacing. Aroma is lemon, wheat, touch of funk. Flavor is light tart, just a bit of funk, lemon and wheat are primary flavors. Light body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (635) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pale hazy yellow with minimal white head. Not much on the aroma outside of a little bit of yeasty funky notes. Light on the palate with perfect sourness for summer. Clean finish. Really well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barlibear (1) - - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
Great session beer!!! Light and crisp. The sour is perfect; not overwhelming, but definitely there. I would highly recommend.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours clear pale straw with large bright white soapy head. Smells sour with some wheat aromatics. Taste is sour up front and moves to subtle sweetness. Light-bodied with wet texture and light fizzy mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse finishes with a soft lemony sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Lots of lemon but lightly tart with hint of honey in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (523) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pleasant beer. Aroma mild sourness. Pour is slightly cloudy yellow. Taste is refreshing, not too sour. Finish is a bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WanderinCelt87 (156) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice clear gold with a white head. Aroma is very subtle. The taste is nice and tart with hints of lemon zest. Leaves a sour after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to errl. Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a white head of foam that fizzles away pretty quickly. The aroma is musty lemonade and green apples. The taste is initially tart and refreshing, but it softens into a bready finish. Pretty light in body with a lingering tartness on the the tongue. Active, fizzy carbonation. Really enjoying this one. The beer seems to be disappearing much faster than I would like!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (588) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap. Pours a hazy gold with a short white head. It has a tangy, slightly malty aroma with a similar flavor that has a semisweet finish over a light body. Just tart and light enough to be perfect for a warm day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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