Sierra Nevada / Saint Arnold Beer Camp Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We wanted to make a beer that was a bit outside of both breweries normal wheelhouses, so together we chose to create a twist on the classic, tart, Berliner Weisse. Were playing off the slightly sour twang of the base beer by adding heaps of dry-hopped flavor to complement the tartness with citrusy and fruit-forward hop notes. The primary yeast strain is Sierra Nevadas famous Kellerweis wheat beer yeast, which imparts notes of banana and clove, blending seamlessly with the hops to create a dry, white-wine-like flavor that is as crisp and refreshing as anything weve tried.

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3.5
Bacchus66 (1090) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 12oz bottle from the box set. Hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Citrus notes with tart tropical fruit, grassy hops, yeast. The sour beats out the hops. Light body, crisp refreshing finish. Tasty.

3.7
GoufCustom (2307) - HONG KONG - JAN 15, 2018


355ml bottle bought at Q Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Translucent straw light golden colour with a layer of dirt- like yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragment light malt, with very strong wheat, very strong lacto tartness, strong white grapes, melon, banana, floral, sugar, light spices, bread, lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Zero sweet light malt, with strong wheatyness, very strong lactic acid, strong white grapes, strong sparkling white wine, melon, floral, spices, biscuits, lemon and light bitter grassy hops.

Body: Mid to light body. Dry and slick palate. .

Mouth Feel: Strong wheat maltyness in a slick background. So tart but also very smooth and white winey. Strong hoppy white grapes and melon with floral and light spices. Dry biscuity with lemon to round. Very neat!

Hoppiness: Strong white grapes, melon, floral, light spices, lemon and thin grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is light for an abrupt, low astringent tart wheaty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Tart white winey fruity and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one's Saaz isn't all apparent, mostly in spicy taste. Rather the Amarillo character is prominent with melon and vine. The Hefeweiss yeast lends a great sparkling wine flavour to pump up the otherwise dour Berliner Weisse to a higher level. Nice one!

3.5
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2017
bottle - Mostly clear gold pour. It smells tart and fruity, mostly citrus. It tastes quite tart and a little hoppy. Light to medium bodied. Finishes dry and mildly bitter.

3.3
Sarlacc83 (2469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle from the 12 pack. From notes. A: Semi-clear brilliant gold with a thin foamy white head and lacing. N: Huge lemon rind, grapefruit, cracker, green apple, pine, lactose, and ginger. There is a touch of pineapple in here from the hops, and there’s also lots of vinegar and sulfur. T: Very tart and lightly sweet. M: Light body, biting carbonation, no alcohol. O: Decent Berliner. There are some harsh spots here and there, but the dry-hopping adds a delicious element to balance it out.

2.9
HuskerTan (2470) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle. A- Tortilla, tart. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Tart, slightly skunky, musty, corn. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly tart finish. O- Saved this one the longest from the pack and it probably should have been one of the first to drink. A bit of an off flavor to it. Not sour enough.

3.7
BVery (11494) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle from the mix pack. Snappy and tart. Crystal clear - whoever said hazy or cloudy is drinking a different beer than me - I held my glass up to my TV, and could watch the Timberwolves school the Hornets in upside down and backwards fashion through my glass through the first half.

3.1
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a one finger fizzy white head. The nose is sour and funky with a little citrus rind and some light hoppiness. The flavor is snappy and quite tart up front with a slight Cheerios like cereal grain note on the finish. A little more cereal grain than I prefer in the style. Because of the tartness, the hops are fairly muted and pushed into the background. Light bodied with very fizzy prickly carbonation. Meh, an ok effort, but one of my least favorite of this year’s beer camp pack. 3/7/6/3/12

3.8
klm1 (2050) - Bled/SF, - OCT 29, 2017
pours hazy gyellowish golden with stable white foamy head. Aroma- flavors: high sharply sour, fruity (lemony & tangerine & lime) character, funky brett profile, sourdough bread-like malt backbone, lactic acid dry finish. Light to moderate medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

3.6
hawthorne00 (4237) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white head that's soon a coat Aroma mild funk, lemon (a little laundry detergent like in sum) mandarins. 7- Sour, slightly slippery 4 with mango as well as citrus. Dry with some bitterness creeping in pleasingly late. Refreshing. Hops are well judged and add a little twist rather than stomp all over things.

3.8
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle back in June. Nice and sour, with a pleasant, moderate sourness. There's not a lot of hops, although that might be a good thing, since it lets the tartness come through. Light, well made, and refreshing.


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