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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The beer that made Michael Crane famous is an earthy, zinger that pairs great with food. Our Fall seasonal Berliner-style weiss combines a sour German wheat beer with an unlikely vegetable, and, frankly, they look really good together.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2577) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2017
750ml bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours fruit punch red with a pink head. Aroma is strong beet, sour melon. Flavor is beet juice up front with a lemony sour wheat finish. I guess this is what I would expect a beet Berliner to taste like, not that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1426) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2017
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Poured from bottle thanks AirforceHops ruby pink color with a thin off white head. Aromas of sour lemon slightly briney and lots of beets. Taste follows aroma. Kudos fot the try but its just not my jam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2017
750 ml bottle in a trade with HuskerTan. Pours a purple/ reddish color. Aroma is purely red beet pure. Well, this is what the Brewer was going for.

Slightly sour lemon tartness in the finish mixed with a mega ton of red beet juice. It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid and my grandma would put warm red beets out at supper time. The body is light and crisp with a vegetable finish. Just a way too much beet juice in here. Thanks for the opportunity Tanner, it was very fun to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeymike (69) - Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2017 750mL bottle. Pours a vivid red with minimal head. Aroma is beets with a hint of acidity. Taste is big earthy beets with a good acidity to bring it together. Mouthfeel is medium with minimal carbonation. Overall this is an interesting twist on a berliner weisse. I enjoyed one glass, but couldnt drink more than that in one sitting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1840) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Putting tart, acidic Berliner Weiss with beets sounds like a totally weird pairing but it really works. If its true that this is the beer that cemented Michael Crane as a master of funk, then I can see why. Theres a lot of beet influence in here. Thats evident right away from the red coloring and the earthy vegetal notes. Yet, that citrusy, lively sour wheat is still given a chance to make an appearance. Yes, its a sour beer. Yes, it has a lot of vegetable-infused flavor. Still, its a balanced and well-rounded brew. Its flat-out well-done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2016
On tap. Comes a pale red with a small pink head. Aroma of beets and earth. Taste is beets, citrus, and earth. Interesting and unique in a good way.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (2077) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. A- Beets, slightly sour. A- Dark pink color, slightly hazy liquid, minimal pink head. T- Beet juice, sour, slightly briney. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- What a unique and tasty beer! Only had one beet beer before this that was ho-hum. This was fantastic. Tasted like pickled beets and smelled just like them too. Brought back many memories of growing up eating hot beets at dinner. Somehow this is a beer I could drink often and not just a novelty. Really well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Pink beer with a pink head. Earth and beet aroma with light tartness. Sour flavor with beets. Medium bodied. Sourness and beets linger with light lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Points for creativity. This thing is definitely a beet beer. Pours deep red, thin head. Beet in the aroma and especially the aftertaste. Courtesy of Josh and Brandon in 2016.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (896) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA. Dark red, smells beets, taste tart beets. Interesting but not a beets fan. By far the best beet sour Ive had.


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