derA (91) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2017
bottle at the last ever erzbierschof monday club courtesy of TTT, beer is a collab of TTT and UG-Bräu with the goal to create something that they have never come across: a Berliner Weisse Eisbock. This is variant 02, which was soured more than variant 01 by using lactic acid.
Unlike many others, I find that the addition of lactic acid really breaks this beer apart. The nose is higher in concentration of solvents, almost completely masking the nice fruits which were present in 01. The optics are once again phenomenal with lots of tiny bubbles embedded in a viscous liquid that almost looks like syrup when poured. On the tongue this one really falls apart for me, there is a harsh, chemical sourness which goes over into a very salty, mineralic taste. The finish which sticks around is minerals and more salt which I was really not ready for. Maybe this will settle with age or maybe my palate was just tired but I could not get myself to enjoy it in more than a few sips. Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2017
courtesy of urs Flunser - quite clear bronze beer without foam; lactic nose with notes of apricot, wood and quinces; very oily palate and very sweet; lot of apricots, peaches in the finish with more lactic notes and a warming alcohol touch anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma is strongly lactic, milk, bitter almond, mint, solubles. Body is heavy, salty, lots of umami, very sour, lactic, fruity, but while extreme in all directions, all well balanced. Soft carbonation. Long salty intense palate, warming, boozy, but still very balanced. An incredible beer, a great, great experiment. Many thanks, Herr Schneider!