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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Napoleonís troops referred to Berliner Weisse as the "Champagne of the North" due to its lively and elegant character. Today this style is described by some as the most refreshing beer in the world. Our approach was to brew this beer with Lactobacilius for a refreshing and authentic interpretation of a classic summer refresher.

UncleJ's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
Having no familiarity with the brewer I'm reluctant to say that this beer is the result of intentional disrespect for the consumer. It is in any event nothing approximating a Berliner weisse, as evidenced most prominently by the crystal malt sweetness and high original gravity (traditionally Berliner weisse is less than 4% abv). This isn't an especially good brew by any measure but calling it a Berliner Weisse is either to assume the person drinking it a fool or to misunderstand the style entirely. Either way, disappointment is all but assured. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HeadyDE (594) - Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2015
can pour..not a very good take on a berliner weisse in my book..not really refreshing with any real good solid sourness behind it at all..glad to try but after this one, you can appreciate that the euros know what they are doing with this style, not this brewery...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (801) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, coriander, white pepper, and tart lactic acid. Flavor is sour lactic acid, citrus, and coriander. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1133) - - JUL 16, 2015
Can. Pours a clear copper color. Aroma and taste are light fruits and light tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfontana (162) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle from Brewery. Aroma is mild yeasty basement aroma, similar to a Kolsch. Appearance is cloudy pale yellow with minimal head and slight lacing. Taste is strong lemony tart/sour with a background of corn chip. Palate is light bodied, thin texture and a long tart finish. Overall, not my style of beer so canít say it was that enjoyable but pretty true to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjplumer (668) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Mild sour lemon aroma. Cloudy muck-like yellow body with no head. Zesty lemon sour taste. This is certainly an acquired taste. Once past the sour part itís not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Lemongrass, wheaty tart aroma. Flavor is nicely tart but is a combo of tart and funky. Wheat, lemongrass backing. Good amount of tartness and body for a Berliner but funky is a bit off putting in a Berliner. Still really not that bad at all. Drinkable and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1421) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Iím not an expert on the Berliner Weisse style, but I do know what I like. White Birchís Berliner Weisse is close to my expectations of the niche style, but doesnít quite live up to them completely. While thereís nothing inherently wrong with it, I find itís just a little too mild to wow me. It is nice for what it is, though.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.79 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Deep golden/maize hue with a highly cloudy body. No carbonation visible. Pours to a one-finger, white, soapy head which completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Lacto is prominent, but not especially strong. Some wheat and some green fruits, but otherwise mild.

Taste: This style is known and drank for its sourness and tartness, but in the case of this particular brew itís more of a subtle component rather than a front-and-center feature. The palette is a mix of pilsner and wheat malt; not especially sweet, though. On the second half I detect faint notes of green apple and grape as well as a quick lactic bite. The sourness does not linger and is not especially strong. This is disappointing because I remember having this beer at the brewery about a year ago and it was a much stronger and more complex beer Ė what happened?

Drinkability: A beer like this is exactly what you want on a hot summerís day and in that aspect, White Birch Berliner Weisse works. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, but the carbonation level is surprisingly low with a slightly watery, tepid texture. Itís also difficult to believe itís 5.5% ABV when it feels and drinks like something closer to 4%. I couldnít honestly recommend this as a session beer based on this serving.

Score: 5/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (644) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Can pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sour and a bit of wet hay, not much going on. Flavor is light wheat, then tart lemony notes then more wheat, simple easy drinking brew, refreshing. Overall not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (3750) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Hazy golden beer with an offwhite head. Sourish grassy,aroma. Sourish citrus fruity a bit salty flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Nice Berliner. Downed a few of these on our trip out east. Lively carbonation, hazy yellow. Sour nose and flavour but soon refreshing! Great simple beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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