Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 57   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Wow, never though Iíd 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, itís very mildly sour, not really tart, with a nice lemon aroma and taste. Very easy to drink. Meets its goal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Funky aroma (nice) with suggestions of leather and citrus. Pours a clear lemon yellow with a white ring and no lacing. The palate has agentle malt sweeetness initially giving way to a wonderful, long lasting sour finish and aftertaste. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is a winner. Big taste, low ABV. Artful balance of sweet and sour that is easily enjoyed on a hot Texas afternoon. Will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1734) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber, from blutt59, poured into a glass. Aroma is tart, light effervescent body, medium/well carbonated, and some medium-bubble lacing. Taste is slightly tart, somewhat rich soft lemon, and some sweetness. So easy to drink I could crush a bunch of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours yellow white head. Nose/taste of sour wheat, sour banana, lactose and lemon. Lighter bodied. Malty grain finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (453) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Had this at a little mini tasting. Donít quite remember much about it. So thatís not necessarily a good or bad thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (260) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at blackwater draw in college station Texas. Pour is hazy kahki with a fibe white head. Sour funk aroma, wheat, straw, grass. Pungent sour taste. Watery weisse, salty, lemon, tart. Light body. Great summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Easy drinking Berliner Weisse. Not too sour, nice amount of tartness, easily crushable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Kind of an odd sweetness on the back end, more than I was expecting there to be. Kinda off balanced. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (281) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant, Houston. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is tart, lemony, a hint of salinity and hints of wheat and grass. Taste is nicely sour, salty notes, lemon and citrus with hi ts of wheat and a faint bit of funk. Palate is light body, very refreshing. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Notes of white vinegar, sour wheat, bread, and earthy hops. Sour mouthfeel with a medium length finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (79) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
Fresh sour aroma like lemonade. Poured from tap and pours a hazy yellow with a tiny bit of white head. Light and refreshing carbonation. Fresh sour/tart taste that overwhelms the palate. Not much else is evident.

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