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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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Napoleon hailed this tart beer style "the Champagne of the North." A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weiss is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (whatís the actual name for those?) in the bottom, donít be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass. The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slats (7) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
The beer is the color of pale straw, translucent, and highly effervescent. Even when poured carefully a massive, yet delicate looking white head fills at least half of my tulip glass. After a couple of minutes the head settles down leaving behind respectable lacing on the walls of the glass, and a few millimeters of pure white foam that floats on the pale yellow liquid. Itís an attractive beer. The nose is a combination of overripe lemons, mild Belgian yeast funkiness, and cider-like tartness (notes of sour green apples). The taste is lemony, crisp and tart, but not overly sour. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly from the high level of carbonation. The finish is dry, crisp and clean. Not many flavors linger in on your palate, but the carbonation and acidity leave a slight tingling sensation on your tongue. Dan Carey and New Glarus have put out a gem here. I love the interplay between the lemons and the Belgian yeast notes in the aroma. The taste is fruity, crisp and refreshing. Iíd describe the smell/taste as being akin to lemon yogurt crossed with apple cider, with the effervescence of champagne. If you want something with mouth puckering sourness, you might find this beer a little tame, but for those testing the waters of sour beers this would be a good entry point. At 3% abv the effects of the alcohol are unnoticeable to me. Without question Iíve found a new favorite Berliner Weiss! I just wish I would have brought home more than a four pack. If anyone happens to be passing through Wisconsin in the near future I strongly recommend you give this beer a try.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is tart/acidic, green apple, wheat. The flavor is green apple skin/tannic, acidic, cereal grainy sweetness. This is a damn fine Berliner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with nice white head. Nose is white grape with a little belgian yeast. Taste is sour white grape juice with a little lick-m-aid sour candy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (296) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Really tasty beer. The head keeps growing and growing after pouring. Developed a one inch cone above my glass after a minute or so. Kind of cool. Nice yeasty sourness. I know that sounds gross, but itís really good. Little bread like taste as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
12oz bottle courtesy of TheHOFF43 pours with a pure gold body that supports a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up grains, lemon and mild funky notes. The taste starts with some lemon tartness mixed with grainy malts and rolling into mild pleasing funkiness. It gets more sour with lemon like citrus to midway adding to the level of refreshment. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sour, lemon, wheat. Taste is mostly lemon with some sweetness to balance it out. Light palate and a crisp finish. Very nice, refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruceís pad, big thanks/credit to the Paulometer for supplying a beer he had already rated, 08/04/14. Hazed golden yellow with a moderate off white covering which retains. Nose is tangy fruit, orange peel, apricot, peach yoghurt, spice, vanilla essence. Taste comprises tangy peach, orange pith, tarte mandarin, straw, light wood tinge, faint acidity. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp close. Solid refreshing íLinner pick me up!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruceís Pad. Thanks to Paul. Lightly hazy pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light lemony sourness, touch of sherbet. Light finish with the lemon lingering on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear yellow with a froth white head. The nose has some ripe lemon, a bit of pale bread. Light sweet flavor with mild cereal, further lemony tang, faint salty touches. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Very clean to finish, more tangy lemons, light citrus rind, salt, pale bread. Quite nice.


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