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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grand Teton Brewing Company has been brewing bold, flavorful beers and serving them from large, beautiful bottles as part of its Cellar Reserve Series since March 2004.

Weve always intended these beers to be wonderful fresh but also to be cellarable--to improve with months or even years of proper storage. Over the years weve been happiest cellaring our strong malty beers. Thats made selecting styles for our summer Cellar Reserve releases a challenge, since the best beers for cellaring are not always the best beers to enjoy on a hot summers day.

In Berliner Weisse we think weve found the perfect style for our summer Cellar Reserve. This north German wheat beer is traditionally brewed and released very fresh. It has a light body from the wheat and refreshingly tart acidity that make it a perfect summer thirst-quencher. Its lemony tartness is provided by a secondary fermentation with lactobacillus, the same microorganism thats responsible for yogurts tang. That tartness increases and improves with age, so the people of Berlin are known to buy extra bottles to bury in their gardens for two years or more.

As usual with our Cellar Reserves, weve taken a traditional style and added our own twist. In this case weve tripled the strength over the traditional beer, which should only increase its aging potential. For the primary fermentation we used a traditional Bavarian hefeweizen yeast that produces soft notes of banana and clove. We followed that with lactobacillus and six months in conditioning to create a complex fruity acidity that compliments the soft sweet malt tones and a unique ale that is both fulfilling and refreshing.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy blonde colour with a decent white head. Aroma of peach, banana, cloves, wheat, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
750ml bottle $10.49 Bright orange color, hazy and cloudy, foamy head. Smell is wheat and a bit of tartness, not bad. Taste is more wheat, hint of citrus and a lactic quality, just slightly tart. Overall not bad but not one that I would revisit for the price. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-12-2012 01:43:28

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured hazy light yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast, alcohol and sour aroma. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Poor execution. I would expect more of a sourness and lower abv from the style. Yeasty and some sour fruit aroma. Cloudy deep yellow. Boozy. Only a little sour. So-so drinkability.Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
750ml bottle from Binnys Depot in Chicago. Cloudy ochre, nice aroma of ripe fruit, flavours of sweet fruit, malts and yeast. Not sour or tart.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours hazy gold honey color. Aroma is lemony with hints of apricot and fresh cut grass. Flavor is malty, tart and sour and some vanilla on the finish...kind of boozy too i like this quite interesting and enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a light hazy orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film with a small collar and had really good sheeting of lacing. The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian Brett yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple and a hint of coriander. The taste was sweetly tart with a good strong dose of citrus from the onset, becoming rather yeasty and bit fruity with a tart and mildly spicy finish. The flavor lasted and average duration following the swallow with a nice sour citrusy flavor left behind. Mouthfeel was right in between light and medium in body with a creamy and slightly dry texture and a prickly carbonation. Overall this was a really flavorful brew with lots of sweet fruitiness and a bold yeasty tart ending...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. 2012 vintage. 3.5 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy/fizzy white head that falls quickly and leaves just a few whisps of lacing. 3.0 S: It doesnt smell bad, but its missing many of the things I love about the style. Foremost, it isnt tart in the nose at all. It smells more like an APWA. Secondarily, its got a lot of bready yeastiness which prevents it from smelling refreshing if that makes sense. Peppery spiciness, surprisingly potent wheat, and bready yeastiness. 3.0 T: Like the nose, the taste is muddled by yeast. Theres a bit of funk, but again lacking tartness. Spicy peppery yeastiness, breadiness, and wheat. Again it tastes like an APWA. 3.0 M: Medium body. Not light and refreshing, which is something I like about the style. Rather, its dense and chewy. I cant ding it too much though as it goes down easy enough. 2.5 D: They need to rethink this beer or stop calling it a BW. Its not bad (its not good either), but its not what I wanted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2012 23:18:57

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 14, 2012
Golden, banana, citrus, clove aroma, the same in flavor, with some tartness thanks to lactobacillus. The commercial description says it all, to be honest. A good twisted beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 An imperial Berliner Weiss? The increase in strength made it almost too sweet for the style. The tartness is matted down by the malt. Drinkable enough though the missus thought it reminded her of a slightly sour tripel. Serving: Bottle


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