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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 4   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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magine yourself in Berlin’s Tiergarten enjoying this refreshing Berliner Weisse inspired beer on a warm summer’s day. Bretta Weisse honors the traditional beverage of the great Prussian capital, Berlin. Fredrick-the-Great was trained to brew it, and Napoleon’s troops called it “The champagne of the North”. Firm estery notes of stone and tropical fruit lead to Funky, yeasty, citrus aromas. Soft cereal and Oak flavors are enveloped by a firm acidity and tartness. The finish is dry and crisp; a thoroughly enjoyable beverage. At 4.9% ABV, one could imagine enjoying several Bretta Weisse’s in the Tiergarten, or anywhere else. This Berliner Weisse inspired Wheat beer was aged in 1700 gal French Oak horizontal foeders for 8 months.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Sample at Standard Market. Light smell with digressions of cherry juice concentrate. Dark gold in glass, just a bit of fizz around the edges. Taste is pretty malty at first, but then offers some light sourness that’s more like a Belgian Petrus than a sprtzy Berliner. Cherry nose becomes a bit more pronounced while I’m drinking. While the foeder ferment no doubt added to the funk here, wood aging has mellowed it, too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7469) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Final Gravity. Pours golden with a nice white head and a sourish wheat aroma. There is a mildly sour wheat flavor with a citrus feel and a nice yeast presence. Very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap hazy light golden dense white head light wheat malts aroma with some dusty lemon and a tart dry slightly lemony and funky flavor Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2528) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
It pours a deep golden orange color with an off white head. The aroma is nice with some lactic peaches. Very bright and pleasantly acidic with a little funk. The flavor is lactic and lemony with some peaches and a touch of white vinegar. Touches of oak add complexity that makes this more of a "sour’ rather than a Berliner

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (394) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
A pale, mildly hazed golden body crowned by a short white head falling to a solid ring

Juicy tropical dirty funk, solid tartness rounding into melon and a creamy finish, juice is concentrated and prominent bringing life to the sweaty dirty funk, fruit cocktail, all on a smooth, initially lean and clean light plus body with active carbonation leading to creamy texture and finishing with a bit more lemon than previously shown, tart lemon meringue residual

On tap at Flying Saucer KC


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings very funky bretty notes, with a little citrus and wheat. Flavour is quite dry, funky and tart, with notes of barnyard funk, lots of citrus and dry wheat. Bone dry, with good incorporation of the brett. Probably wouldn’t recognize this as a Berliner if I wasn’t told. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, baking yeast, lemon and brett. Flavour is malt, lemon, brett, baking yeast, little sour, little sweet, little acid and medium dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
Draft - Sweet grape, melon and tart lime. Clear gold with a small thin white head. Sweet citrus, light soured wheat and a nice clean finish. Light oak notes and not soapy. Very fruit and quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, citrus and light tart. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 020515

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Draft at Good Dog during a Firestone Walker event. Hazy yellow pour with soft slim soft white foam. Meyer lemons. Strong vinous notes. Oak barrels. The Brett here is bringing a fair amount of tartness and a mild bit of funk. Fizzy sour lemon candies. Nicely balanced but full of flavor.


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