Off Color Fierce

I heard a great segment about this brewery on “Good Beer Hunting.” If you haven’t heard it, give it a listen.


ABV: 3.8%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Troublesome’s meaner cousin will flail your tongue as hard as he can, but being such a little guy, you’ll probably just pucker a bit. Spawned through an overnight kettle souring with our house lactobacillus culture, the wort emerges furious at what we did to it. Then, just because, we pitch a saison yeast and allow it to free rise to its further distain. It comes out angrier than… uh, angrier than… well, something really angry. But at 3.8% ABV there’s no reason for you to be too afraid.”

Random: These guys have some of the best labels in the business.

This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body had some haze and was light yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation in the beer. The nose had tartness, lemon and a definite lactobacillus presence. I kept sniffing to see if there were more scents, but I couldn’t find anything else. The tartness wasn’t nearly as intense as I expected. The lactobacillus was there and there was tartness, but on a scale of 0 to 10, I would say it was a 5. Lemon flesh was there as well, but again, it wasn’t overpowering. A dough characteristic was at the end of the sip. The body was light and thin with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemon flesh. I spent $2.75 on the bottle ($.23 per ounce). Given this was a summer seasonal, I probably waited too long to drink it, and it’s a beer that I would be interested in revisiting.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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