I’ve now had a few Burley Oak beers. We always seem to pick them up when we are traveling either to or from DC. I did a little more digging on their website and found that they are now growing their own malt. Usually, you see breweries growing their own hops, but it’s pretty rare to see them grow their own malt. I guess it helps when you’re a soil scientist and you can figure out how to best grow malt in Maryland.
Style: Berliner Weisse
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “At Burley Oak, we love our sour beers! We also love all the aromas you get from our IPA’s. By dry hopping this lacto-happy beer, we’ve created an extreme sensory experience.”
Random: This is a year round offering from the brewery.
This beer poured with a thin, one finger white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a yellow color and was cloudy, making it difficult to see any carbonation. The nose was filled with lemon juice and lemon zest. The taste was intensely sour and not balanced. I picked up the same lemon juice and lemon zest initially. I picked up a touch of hop and then got the lactose as well. The body was light and the carbonation was lighter than I would have liked. The finish was quick, but intensely sour. I normally really like beers of this style, but this was a one-trick pony. I wouldn’t have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0