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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
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Brewed in memory of my Grandparents (Fred and Sarah Hottenroth), this tart German-style Berliner Weisse is as authentic as it gets. We used lactobacillus and a hint of brettanomyces to sour this very unusual, low gravity wheat beer. To cut the tartness for those with sweeter tastes, raspberry or woodruff syrup is a traditional way to sweeten the beer. Almost an extinct style, we hope to help revive the Berliner Weisse in memory of two great people (ABV 3.1%, IBU 2, SRM 2, Format 30L kegs).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy very pale yellow/straw with a medium-thin white head. Aroma is very yeasty with a touch of wheat and some deftly tucked acidity. Flavor is light and acidic up front - tart but mellow with a doughy yeasty quality. There is a strong acidity throughout and a very pleasant, malty, bready wheat presence growing towards mid-palate. The finish is tart - lightly puckering - with a mixture of acidity and bready wheat malt. Mouthfeel is frothy and very bubbly but also light bodied and drying - like champagne or other dry sparkling white wine. Overall, a very interesting beer - light and tart and very authentic. I also tried it with a bit of Chambord (I didn’t have any normal raspberry or woodruff syrup), and the sweetness and delightful raspberry flavor complemented the character of beer marvelously. I can see why Berliners would drink it this way - very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at the Bruery’s 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a transparent pale golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of tart funk and mild wheatiness with a touch of earthy hops. Starts light and puckering with mild sweetness and crisp tartness with an authentic German malt and yeast character. A pretty good Berliner weiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft @ Blue Palms. Pours a very, very pale straw color; very tiny-bubbled white head with solid lacing. Pleasantly tart aroma of lemony citrus, light wheat, reasonably dry, crisp and lovely. Light body: moderately tart citrus, light wheat huskiness; some floral hints and an expression of light adjuncts / corn? at mid-palate and beyond; a moderately tart Berliner, very very drinkable and interesting expression: not nearly as funky or sharply lactic as other renditions. Medium finish: toasty wheat and corn and light lemon notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
This is my favorite style, the pour is extremely pale yellow almost white. The aromas are funky sour, lemon and lactic. If sour beer is your thing this is it, extremely tart like lemon juice. Carbonated sour lemonade is the best way to describe. Great stuff, so glad i found this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle and served in tumbler: Crystal clear pale golden hue with a light fizzy head and some spotty lace. The aroma has notes of unroasted barley and pale wheat, some lemony esters, mineral water and sea salt, some cellar dankness and brett notes. The taste is moderately acidic and lactic with a mild wheat and pale malt background. Not much depth but then there normally isn’t much from this genre. Again I get some of the minerals and almost cider wood tones about the finish. The make or break measure of a Berliner Weisse is the mouth feel and refreshment factor and this offering does quite well here but is perhaps too effervescent however. Since palate is only 1-5 scale, I gave two extra points on the overall to show my liking for the refreshment. Overall a solid brew towards style. (I tried the second glass with blueberry syrup and it was very nice indeed!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Sour aroma with a tiny white head. Sourish aroma with hints of lacto and wheat. Flavour was sour with lacto, wheat and sour fruits. Finished sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle, 3.1%. Mildly tart CO2 aroma. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Small frothy chalk white head. The flavour has a nice lactic tarness. There seems to be a little paper or cardboard, but the beer is actually a good example of a Berliner Weisse. Good and refreshing for a Berliner Weisse, but unfortunately I do not care much for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Hazy light yellow green body. Malt brett acidic aroma. Lemon malt brett mild acidic rather than sour flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
On tap at Toronado (San Diego, CA): Pours cloudy yellow, thin white head. Sweet lemon effervesence with a pale malted backing. Light-graininess with sharp acidity, or metallic flavor. Highly carbonated. Dry mouthfeel with a tart, crisp finish. Drinkability: A sour-y tart, summer refresher. Pairing: Light salad and mild cheese; poached haddock. Rebuy: Yes. #285 on 19022010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Cloudy gold, thick white head. It’s sour and awesome. There isn’t much I can add. I could ty to find other ways of saying sour, I suppose - tart, lemony, lactic,. But really, Its sour and very drinkable and quenching and awesome.

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