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Brewed by Temple Brewery & Brasserie
Style: Berliner Weisse
Brunswick East, VIC, Australia
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s beer, but not as you know it…
Brewed from premium German Pilsner and Wheat malts, we have used the traditional Berliner Weisse sour mash technique to create a complex acidity before running the entire wort through a bed of hibiscus flowers in the hopback and followed up with fresh cranberries in the fermenter to produce a tart and refreshing wheat beer that will truly challenge the senses.
It’s perfect for a hot spring or summer day and we’d love for you to come and try it at the brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
330ml bottle from The Scratch. Poured a murky light pink colour with a tidy white head. There is a hint of fruit in the aroma and also a hint of vinegary sourness which also comes through in the flavour. Easy to drink for a sour beer with that nice slightly sweet and sour flavour that gets the taste buds working overtime. Not at all mouth puckering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a fantastic ruby red with a very foamy white, slightly pink head. Loads of lacing. Looks superb. Nose shows faint tart, ripe berries, some sweetness and a touch of funk and hay. Sweet tarty cheesecake taste. Biscuit malts back light berry tart superbly. Damn sessionable and thirst quenching stuff. Really well done beer. Enjoyed it more than Feral’s Watermelon Warhead which I find in a similar vein

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2415) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle, 7C. Red with a just pink head that settles to an inch, laces well. Aroma is wheaty with ... well, flowers and skins of cranberry, slightly yogurty, hints of spices. Subtle but intriguing. Taste is much more tart than suggested by the aroma. Cranberries are there, but the flowers not so much. Good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2387) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
Over excited it looses a towering, bubbly white head of foam that does recede with haste yet leaves a mess on the glass in its wake. Candi-apple red body, not quite bright with a fine drift of carbonation. Cranberry, wheat, camphor, plastic, Japanese dumpling dough, Clag™ glue - the aroma is not too welcoming. And then it goes all bi-polar on me. Sour, tart and tight with a very prominent Play-doh™/plastic finish. Dry sour finish, in fact it is parching. Like sucking on lime flesh. Pretty undemanding and one dimensional. Frothy mouthfeel and extremely lean in body. Not one of Temple’s best, in fact this is a little on the question mark side. Not good at all. (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store, Morley)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
On tap at Cookie. Not very intense. Aroma of berries. Taste is sweet, slightly sour, short-lived. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Red, with a thin head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1924) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours ruby with a small, pink tinged head. Hibiscus is quite bold on the nose, also the cranberries giving a slight bubblegum and mouthwash character. Nice though. Similar cranberry and hibiscus as a flavour. Some sourness but refreshing rather than tart. Way too much carbonation. Interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
Great to see Australian brewers venturing deeper into unfamiliar brewing styles. I have no yardstick against which to measure this - never experienced a true Berliner weisse - so this is a pure RB hedonistic rating. Poured a peachy-rust with a huge, rocky pink Cremola Foam head that took its time to break down. Complex aroma of souring dark fruits - obvious cranberry, raisins, ginger and a violet floral note that presumably is hibiscus. Exceptionally light in body with a champagne-like sherbety finish that suits the style. Gossamer-light flavours. Tart but balanced. Floral finish. Summery, quenching. Would be interested to hear what a connoisseur of the style made of this. I suspect this would rate a lot higher in the right country. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Murky red colour with poor head and lacing. Hop spice malt aroma. Sour malt apple flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1302) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a hazy red colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, acidity, sour mash with some floral notes. Taste is light sweet leading to an acidic and sour finish. Mouth feel is extremely carbonated. Decent but too many bubbles for my liking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pinkisg amber with a small off white head. Huge kick of peppermint in the aromas which I guess is the cranberries and hibiscus. Just a hint of sour ness. Flavours show a little more sourness than the aroma. Some acidity from the fruit. Thin finish as expected given the abv. Admire the attempt but doesnt quite work for me. The fruit and flowers really do mask what sourness is there.


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