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Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 (14454) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5339) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2873) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4216) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6404) - .....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...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at the petrol station.hits the style. Mild sourness. Good drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8484) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft. Light golden pour. Very Carey and wheaty Berliner, slight tartness in the finish. Simple and refreshing

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1283) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a transparent thin yellow color, low carbonation, thin white head around the vessel for a head. Aroma of yeast and straw. Hits the mouth a thin body, malt is nowhere to be found even with a 10 BOLO, middle has this mild sour note of lemon that reminds me of pixy stix, finish just kind of ends and doesn’t exactly inspire me except to make a mental note of buying a beer not made in TX.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
HV WF bottle. Clear straw color with a big white head that disappears quickly. Slightly lemony tart aroma with some grass. Flavor has a little sourness but it’s missing a little wheat support. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregnsteve01 (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, lactic acid, straw, and lemon. Taste is tart, lemon cake, grain, citrus zest, and straw.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
suprchunk (2477) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Oh, Saint Arnold. You try so hard. Pale straw colored pour. Small white head. Not much lacing. Sour aroma that aims to not please. Dish water type of sour. Taste is the same. Aftertaste hangs out longer than you would like.


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