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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Imagine 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 4.5% 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6739) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Clear light golden with no head whatsoever, and a huge funky lemony wheaty nose, almost like a Berliner but with no brine, all tartness and a herbal bit of funk. Crisp and dry flavor full of tart funky lemon, a semisweet citrus peel tone and a sneaky bit of gentle salt.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3477) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2016
Tap at CBM Otemachi. Great aroma. Taste not so exciting for me but still nice. Nice sourness, light Brett funk but more about sourness. Not so much wheat character. Quite dry, little bit of oaky creaminess. Reminiscent of cuvee de ranke, especially in aroma but without the spark in the taste. Quite fruity. Berries. Peaches and cream. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2101) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
375 mL bottle shared by Gus. The pour is a bright clear darker golden yellow with no head and no lace to be found. The aroma is excellent. There is a crisp bright tartness and a lovely acidic bit here. It’s basic and bright and I love it. The flavor is good also. There is a bright butt puckering. Sourness that is so good. I gleated everywhere on this one. The sour is bright and tart. This is a very basic sour but it’s very well done. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a great bubbly carbonation and a lingeringly sour finish. This is a really good start to the day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1175) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, and Gus for our mini-share extravaganza. Aroma is funky, tart, citrus, barnyard, wheat, yowza. Appearance is golden, mostly clear, white head. Taste is quite sour, I had a hard butthole pucker. Citrus, funk, wheat, barnyard, dusty, I like it a lot. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, tart wheat aftertaste. Overall, this is solidly the best Berliner I’ve had thus far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2016
500mL shared at Woodshop 10. Clear straw color with high carbonation. Vanilla cake nose, mild yogurt, light pomelo. Taste is medium acid, honey roll, lemon citric bite is forefront. Maybe not enough of that doughiness for me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jedi111 (5) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2016 does not count
Really good balance between tart and funk. Nice malty backbone. Super clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3134) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2016
At taproom good aroma fruit and Brett. Apple lemon and Brett. Tad hazed orange gold color, big head at first, faded quickly to nothing. No lace. Mild sour light sweet flavor. Light body thin smooth mouthfeel, sour finish. Darn tasty. Like flavor and finish best. Real drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6236) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Floral, Apple, yeast and fruit aromas. Funky, fruit, Brett, lacto, citrus, yeast Flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
On tap @ Haymarket - Chicago. Pour is hazy yellow with a very small white head. Flavor and aroma of lemon peel, lactic acid, sourdough, and light grains.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3142) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Fat på CBC-16. En frisk, lätt, torr och krispig bw med citrus, vete, ek och en del brett i smakbilden. Stiltypisk och inga konstigheter. Bara riktigt bra..


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