Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 44   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).

Travlr's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9997) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (682) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22oz bottle pours clear bubbly gold with 2 finger head. Nose is crisp lemon, citrus, tangerine, peach, soft grain, wet cereal. Taste is nice balanced acidity, lacto tart cheesy lemon and peach, supported by a soft cereal grain and hay backbone. A little thicker and chewier than some other berliners. Finish is crisp lemon, grain, tart fruity lacto. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle shared by JBPortland ! Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Nose has a nice cheerio, rustic wheat character with light lemon zest, lacto funk is minimal but apparent. Palate follows with a nice round cheerio sweetness, rustic sun soaked dusty wheat but the tartness is slightly more subdued than I usually prefer in a berliner. Nice carbonation and a solid offering just not the perfect berliner for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Clear hay hued with a doughy note and a touch of fennel. Flavor is a tad tangy and sour with some wheat and a little bit of lemon zest. Lightish but tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1123) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3027) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (639) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (920) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1590) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (526) - 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

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