Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13304) - 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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregnsteve01 (20) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
suprchunk (2342) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mora2000. Pours light yellow with small soapy head. Nose is slight skunk and pungent sour wheat. Tastes of sour wheat, salty, lemon, lots of yogurt, some cheese, barnyard, and grass. Sour palate but could use some zip and brighter flavors. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Pale golden with small head. Lightly tart with some mild lemon and wheat. Not as flavorful as some other examples of the style, but what’s here is quite solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a hazy pale straw hue, gentle haziness, bubbly carbonation with frothy whitish head atop. Nice filmy layer, good thicker ring with ok lacing. Aromas are a bit tart and lactic, gentle yogurt, twangy lemony feel with gentle bread, touches of straw, a bit of dust. Initial is fuzzy and prickly, nice lemony jabs up front, a decent sourness meets a touch of fruit, some straw, gentle bready malt and dough. Backend is a bit yogurty, gentle spicy yeast, dry straw and touches of fruit. Gentle bitterness grows a bit. The sourness a bit firm up front tapers off to a more bready, straw, and gently bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours dank yellow and fizzy. Nice citrus, tart nose. Drinks of lemon, citrus, loads of carbonation, with a nice spunk on the end. Eminently drinkable and refreshing. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
There’s just nothing going on with this. Light body. Misty. Starchy, not sweet or bitter, just vacant. Proof. Prooftoberfest, with LuckyDog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
Wow, first time trying a sour beer. Went great with the raspberry cheesecake I had. I now see why Napolean’s troops called this particular style of beer the "Champange of Germany"

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