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Champion Tart Berliner Weiss

Champion Tart Berliner Weiss
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 4   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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A traditional sour wheat ale inspired by the German original. Made with wheat and pale malt, this beer is refreshing and quaffable with flavors of sourdough and citrus fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Draft pour at Novemberfest 2014. Poured a hazy pale yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma was tartness, green apples. Flavor was puckering tartness, apple, light grain character. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2014
nsipid pour with a strange dull hue. Pale white up to the light. Green apple, tart, and bile shows in the aroma. Very tart in the mouth, oatmeal in the finish why some biley notes mixed in. Not bad but could be cleaner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Tap@Birch. Pours hazy pale golden, large white head. Aroma is green apple, wheat, lemon. Flavor is light plus tart, lots of apple. Light body. Not so great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Draft at Black Squirrel. Cloudy very pale yellow color, almost flat. Aroma of sour grapefruit. Taste is tart, plain lemon.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JBPortland (1044) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Birch Bar Norfolk, VA for Zwanze ’14, pours cloudy pale straw yellow with 2 finger head. Nose is straight up offensive, total garbage juice, hot dumpster and horse manure. Smells terrible. Taste thankfully is not as bad with a pretty standard take on a berliner, soggy mish mash grain and low tartness stonefruit, hints of lemon and citrus. The negative elements do come through but are subdued on the palate. Finish is moderate tart citrus and round lemon with low acidity and some stale grain. Pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4852) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Orange pour. Lots of guava and fruit in this, quite drinkable for style. Tart finish. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by me. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, tart fruit. Tastes of tart fruit, vinegar, lemon lime. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a growler at some point during the RBWG Asheville festivities. Pours hazy dark yellow with a thick white head that leaves rocky lace. The nose is on the maltier side of berliner with a ton of creamy wheat and some light lemon acidity. The flavor is about the same with more creamy wheat than anything and a nice, crisp lemon acidity. The body is light with lively, nearly sparkling carbonation and a medium creamy wheat and decently tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (4357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Funky, dried apple nose. Dingy golden, headless. Tart lemon and green apple, vegetal with a pronounced spinach note. Fizzy, light body. Very sour, very infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Muddy yellow pour with white head and lace. Papery tart aroma. Acidic and papery. A tad thin and watery. pretty ok

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