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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of jackl ]. Unclear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, moderate yeasty, tart citrus, funky, lactic notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic - sour milk with a long duration, tart citrus, citrus peel, hoppy, yeasty, citrus. IMO. quit fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121201]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43361) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Arom a fruity andnlight toasted malty. Bitter and light fruity. Ends dry amd spicef to hoppy finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
Brewsters (Sheraton Four Points LAX), Los angeles, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a whit ehead. Has a fruity tart citrus aroma. Fruity malty tart citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty tart sour citrus finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Wow, terrific ideat o bring a berliner weisse to a festival on a hot summer day. Draft at the 18th Mountain Brewers fest. Cloudy yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of seawater and lemon. Taste is light lemon, salt, white bread. Really nice. Closer to a gose than a berliner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20634) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Bottle ahared at Craft, thanks to Jack. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, creamy white foam head. Nose holds some doughy malts, light lemon. Medium sweet flavor with tons of doughy malts, hints of lemony citrus, bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, doughy malt finish, very light lemon tang. Does not have the tartness I would expect from a Berliner weisse. Tasty beer, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (19371) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, citrus and light tart. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic finish. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 110113

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18733) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle, from Bottlecraft Little Italy, split on the hotel patio SD on the evening of 13/11/14. Lightly hazed golden with a decent off white swirl and edgeing. Nose is lemon rind, bitter citrics, straw, tarte peach, light woody tunes. Taste comprises yeast esters, straw, hint of vanilla, bitter lemon. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte citric wash. Ok Linner erring towards basic.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18050) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jack. Pale gold lasting white head. Quite cereally wheaty baked beans.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are brett, citrus, fruits, wheat malt and hops. Light acidity and mild. Hides alcohol quite well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (16586) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle, 7.5%. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, spices and herbs. Flavour is malt, fruit, orange peel, little citrus, wheat, little banana and medium sweet.


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