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

RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2017

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.

BVery (11385) - 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.

kramer (6908) - 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.


klm1 (1893) - 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.

hawthorne00 (4143) - 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.

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.

DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
From the mix pack. Bottle->chalice. Cloudy gold with small frothy whitehead. Lots of carbonation. A: noble hops, grains, yeast, very lite citrus funk. T: quite tart, with citrus over grains and yeast. Pretty nice, definitely refreshing.

JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2017
12 ounce bottle. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Good head retention. Fruity and tart notes. Some bready notes come through in the finish, but stays tart throughout. Really a nice and refreshing beer. Medium body and medium carbonation.

donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 16, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: light amber, orange, medium foam that quickly disappears, some lacing
Aroma: aroma of yeast
Taste: Sour, low bitterness throughout
Mouth feel: good carbonation, tart, sticky, long sour aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer, not a fan of sour beers

solidfunk (9439) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Lime and lots of bread yeast. Done well for style and not overly spur but still not hugely pleasant like massages. Pours golden with decent head and lacing. Tangy finish. Bottle from mixed pack.

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