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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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Napoleon hailed this tart beer style "the Champagne of the North." A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weisse is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor. Barrel fermentation, Riesling grapes and Wisconsin White Wheat are bottle fermented with five proprietary yeast strains. A connoisseur’s rare jewel both spirited and subtle, enjoy your sparkling toast under summer stars.

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4.4
Slats (7) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
The beer is the color of pale straw, translucent, and highly effervescent. Even when poured carefully a massive, yet delicate looking white head fills at least half of my tulip glass. After a couple of minutes the head settles down leaving behind respectable lacing on the walls of the glass, and a few millimeters of pure white foam that floats on the pale yellow liquid. It’s an attractive beer. The nose is a combination of overripe lemons, mild Belgian yeast funkiness, and cider-like tartness (notes of sour green apples). The taste is lemony, crisp and tart, but not overly sour. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly from the high level of carbonation. The finish is dry, crisp and clean. Not many flavors linger in on your palate, but the carbonation and acidity leave a slight tingling sensation on your tongue. Dan Carey and New Glarus have put out a gem here. I love the interplay between the lemons and the Belgian yeast notes in the aroma. The taste is fruity, crisp and refreshing. I’d describe the smell/taste as being akin to lemon yogurt crossed with apple cider, with the effervescence of champagne. If you want something with mouth puckering sourness, you might find this beer a little tame, but for those testing the waters of sour beers this would be a good entry point. At 3% abv the effects of the alcohol are unnoticeable to me. Without question I’ve found a new favorite Berliner Weiss! I just wish I would have brought home more than a four pack. If anyone happens to be passing through Wisconsin in the near future I strongly recommend you give this beer a try.

4.3
Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is tart/acidic, green apple, wheat. The flavor is green apple skin/tannic, acidic, cereal grainy sweetness. This is a damn fine Berliner.

3.9
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with nice white head. Nose is white grape with a little belgian yeast. Taste is sour white grape juice with a little lick-m-aid sour candy.

4.2
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Really tasty beer. The head keeps growing and growing after pouring. Developed a one inch cone above my glass after a minute or so. Kind of cool. Nice yeasty sourness. I know that sounds gross, but it’s really good. Little bread like taste as well.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
12oz bottle courtesy of TheHOFF43 pours with a pure gold body that supports a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up grains, lemon and mild funky notes. The taste starts with some lemon tartness mixed with grainy malts and rolling into mild pleasing funkiness. It gets more sour with lemon like citrus to midway adding to the level of refreshment. Nice.

3.9
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sour, lemon, wheat. Taste is mostly lemon with some sweetness to balance it out. Light palate and a crisp finish. Very nice, refreshing beer.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20462) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks/credit to the Paulometer for supplying a beer he had already rated, 08/04/14. Hazed golden yellow with a moderate off white covering which retains. Nose is tangy fruit, orange peel, apricot, peach yoghurt, spice, vanilla essence. Taste comprises tangy peach, orange pith, tarte mandarin, straw, light wood tinge, faint acidity. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp close. Solid refreshing ’Linner pick me up!

3.5
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Paul. Lightly hazy pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light lemony sourness, touch of sherbet. Light finish with the lemon lingering on.

4.1
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear yellow with a froth white head. The nose has some ripe lemon, a bit of pale bread. Light sweet flavor with mild cereal, further lemony tang, faint salty touches. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Very clean to finish, more tangy lemons, light citrus rind, salt, pale bread. Quite nice.

4.1
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
Perfect for the style. Simply one of the, if not THE, best Berliner Weiss style beers I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.


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