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Brew By Numbers 04/01 Berliner Weisse - Classic

Brew By Numbers 04/01 Berliner Weisse - Classic
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Style: Berliner Weisse
London, England
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Classic German sour beer.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 330ml. Murky yellow color, small white head. Tart, fruity lacto aroma. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation. Light tart, citrus flavors. Short tart, salty finish. Refreshing but not very complex.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex sour brew, malty/sour and slightly fruity, refreshing, balanced, clear, good head, simple brew, ’Smells and tastes nearly as a low quality sparkling wine!’

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (2811) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
33cl bottle, bottled 05/?/2013. Pale straw color, huge foamy white head. Aroma has lemon, yeast, very tart, spritzy. Flavor has lemon, wheat and yeast. Finish has strong notes of apricot cream. Bonedry. High drinkability. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours clear light golden with a huge fizzy white head. Gusher warning. The huge head turns quickly into a half finger worth of foam. Aroma is refreshing and citrusy, white wine like with some dusty notes. Some peaches. Very fruity and winey. Taste is similar in terms of flavour notes: citrus, peach, wine, basement mostly. Quite acidic, a tad salty. Leaves an initial winey aftertaste that evolves into a grainy feeling. Body is light with sparkling carbonation. Actually, very good and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up at Utobeer. Pours lightly hazy yellow, highly effervescent, with a sizeable, tight white froth head. Plenty of lacto tang in the aroma, suggestions of sour lemon. Light sweet flavor with quick, sharp sourness, light citrusy lemon tang, background wheat. Light bodied with lively, cloudy-like carbonation. Brisk sour wheat finish, further citric lemon bite, some biscuits, subtle salty kick. Great stuff overall. Quite fresh and quenching.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dusty slightly tart yeast esters, dry spices and pineapple on the nose. Biting lively carbonation, full bodied, fluffy white head on a super hazy blonde body. Quite tart, custardy, almost lagerlike malt and yeast banana esters. Its pretty good but the carbonation spoils it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (5359) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy bright yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of tangy citrus, dough-like yeastiness and sweet juicy fruits. Flavour of strong sharp citrus, sour fruits, caramel and bread. Musty yeastiness becomes more and more present in the aftertaste. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finish is sharp and citrusy, but really strong on stuffy yeastiness. Unfortunately not the refreshing type of Berliner Weisse I was looking for, but still quite promising. Without the yeastiness this would’ve shook the world.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Refreshing lemon, sour lemonade fizz. Bit of funk. Tasty, delicious. Yep.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5536) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. It pours cloudy pale yellow with a fizzy white head. The nose is wheat, barnyard, hay, spice, vintage gouda, cracker, light chlorine and green apple. The taste is initially tart, sharp lemon, limeade, light soap, and wheat with a clean, dry finish. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. I would have liked it to be a bit more sour, but it is a very drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy lemon gold with a thin, bubbly head. Aroma is lemon and wheat with a little cheese. Taste has sharp, sour lemon to start with a cheesy finish.


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