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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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).


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Kasey, thanks! Pours the color of lemon juice and little to zero head. Nose is super tart and some medium funk aromas. Flavor is tart and mildly funky and lemony. Refreshing and light. One of the few of the style I have had and it’s great. Almost more like some kind of soda.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at the Farmhouse in a sample glass: Pours hazy straw with a foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and funk, Taste is sour, hay, grass, and a little yeasty funk. Light body, nice carbonation, a very tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3460) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from gad905 cheers Jon; hazy light yellow pour with a thin off head, sleep slight acidic aroma, taste has sharp lemon, biscuit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Cloudy, bright cloudy with a light head. Chalky shaving soap fruity nose. Creamy, lightly tart and very zingy bready grain - not a slip of bitterness. Actual flavour that didn’t last long at all. Terse, swiftly dried out toward the finish. Decent, cleansing, not over the top but lacking in any real juiciness.

Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale creamy yellow with white head. Fruity aroma, pineapple, earth. Taste of lemon, pineapple, earthy yeast, long yogurt finish. Tart

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber .. thin white lacing ... soft tart fruits ... juicy hop nose ..soft juicy lime fruit nose ... tart funk fruits ... dry funky fruits ... light wierd linger ... tiny hint of sick in the linger not enough to kill it but not me

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of gunk, lemon, yoghurt. Taste is vinegar sour, lemon. Gassy, but nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours light hazy yellow, nose is eggy, light sourness, taste is sour, salty, lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle - Tart fruity skin and some soap. Hazy orange with almost no head. Lots of nice tartness, orange peel, lemon and some funk. Tart and nice, I like it.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Ah... the golden glow of synthetic urine (complete with billowy head), the taste of wheat and foul fruit... the bitter sweet palate. I’ve had worse, but not by much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours almost clear golden with a huge creamy white head, fast collapsing. Aroma is fresh tart fruity with a herbal and spicy note. Taste is mild tart, fresh fruity, light dry and lively mouthfeel. Very refreshing and moreish, light Berliner weisse.


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