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Champion Tart Berliner Weiss

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 4   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2504) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2016
12 oz can. Lemon, lime. Mild tartness. Finishes with lemon and wheat. Low carbonation, crisp and extremely refreshing. Bought a 6 pack and have been crushing them on the beach at the outer banks. 115 heat index couldn’t think of a better beer to drink in this situation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (611) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2016
(Can) Clear, pale gold body with a medium white head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of lemon, grain. Sour lemon flavor, toast, mild sweetness; very acidic and bright. Flat mouthfeel. I can see this being nice on a hot day; with low carbonation it’s almost like not-too-sweet lemonade (not in a bad way).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from the can. Unbelievably light, like Coors light. Although I’m not very proficient in the style. Aroma is like dark fruits flavor is a bit tart, but kind of grainy. Overall not as bad as it looks, I thought it was gonna be a drain pour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7114) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Where and how: can 355 ml, tasting
Aroma muted tartness, fruity, berry like behind. Ending with gooseberry.
Appearance :
Top: poured flat, almost no head.
Base: pale, straw gold
Palate : lacking carbonation of Berliner.
Taste: frontal bolder tartness hinted with berry elements.
Other notes needs some tweaking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5183) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Total Wine, Fairfax can: pours hazy light orange yellow. Aroma is sour mash and wheat. Taste is lightly sour with a sort of bready feel. Not a great berliner weisse.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (841) - - OCT 28, 2015
Decent enough sour but somewhat entry level. Great little afternoon sipper at 3%. Tart- just like the name implies. Nice citrus notes and wheat base keeps it good and light. Reminiscent of sourdough. Or a decent Marlborough. Bit of an odd finish but pretty drinkable. Better than score indicates- imho.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
Tepid transparent straw, lightly effervescent. Heavy pedio nose, light entero and dusty. Softer lacto flavor, some rice and lime juice, aggressively sour for a Berliner but low acid allows grain to continue. Thin and frothy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Appearance is watery yellow...aroma is sour hay with corn...taste faintly sour with notes of wheat..finish is crisp enough but you just want more bite...overall its a little below average as the style goes...i wouldn’t go out of my way for this one...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Can, for the backyard campout. Poured a light yellow, decent head. Aroma is sort of raw wheat and a touch of lemon zest tartness. Flavor is a match. Very drinkable (duh, 3%, what would you expect?). This is a fantastically well executed beer, and should get way more love here.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pale clear golden pour. Terrible head characteristics - decent initial volume, but very poor retention and zero lacing. Extremely weak nose. Light notes of lemon and a very subtle sourness (with a touch of funk). Very light body, almost water like with a corresponding texture. Below normal carbonation level with a tease of effervescence in the middle and a fairly solid finish. The flavor profile is that of a sour light, which is what this beer is. Light lemon, even lighter sourness and nothing else. It does come across as tart and would serve as a weak version for style introduction.


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