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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Napoleon’s 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.


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1.2
   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2016
12 oz can. Pours a fully-hazed golden with a couple yeasty chunks and a white head. Kind of a sour aroma, somewhat off at first, but mellowing and becoming more pleasing. Flavor is sour lemony with a wheaty biscuit finish, touch of saltiness. Really darn tasty after the first few sips.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2449) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 17, 2016
2014 bottle. Clear gold with ring. Tart aroma with a hint of honey and white wine. Fairly tart apricot sweetness with some cheesy funk a hint of leather and lingering fruit. Light and fairly lively. I think I tend to like low-rated Berliners better than high rated one. Not a favorite style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a moderately hazy copper with a white head that dissipates very quickly. The aroma has subtle grainy bread with a touch of fruity tartness peaking through. The taste has more of the acidity, but it is a fairly balanced approach to keeping doughy and tart on equal playing fields. The acidity comes through more in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Initially sweet aroma then developing into sour yeast. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Sour beginning that builds to a strong finish and doesn’t fade until the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. No lacing on the glass. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/acidic/earthy yeast and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, hay, straw, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-medium fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, green apple, pear, white grape, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/acidic/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly dry/crisp from acidity and carbonation. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Berliner weiss. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/acidic/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the lighter acidity. This wasn’t as acidic as I was hoping for; but it had a solid amount and a unique flavor profile as well. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3230) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Can at home. Peachy apricot looking beer with some bubbles but now head. Nose is various citrus and sour wheat. Tastes of apricots, tangerine, lacto, rhubarb, wheat, dough. Zesty palate touch slick though. Semi weird veggie aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (3620) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2015
can @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Cloudy dirty grapefruit color, fizzy white head that quickly disappears, no lace. Doesn’t appeal on looks. Aroma of sour malt. Taste is wheaty malt that turns fizzy and sour on the swallow, turning more sour as it moves through a long finish. Good for palate cleansing, as well as pucker practice. I think this needs some of the German sweeteners : lemon, raspberry, or woodruff. Otherwise, a pretty stiff drink.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2015
12oz can pours a clear fizzy yellow with a thin white head. a slight funky citrus taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
A can from late summer trip. Medium yellow with a little head. A tad watery. Wild yeasty aroma. A decent tartness, though it be dilluted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4354) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Hazy orange golden colour. Aroma of citrus, lactic acid, wheat, malts, cactus and shi-take. Light sour flavour, tart citrus. Tart finish, some umami note.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London, day 2)


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