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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scones (11) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (what’s the actual name for those?) in the bottom, don’t be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass. The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.


3.9
juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, straw golden color and topped by a thick off white layer of foam that shows good retention before slowly settling to a thin film at the body below. The aroma shows notes of tart lemons, citrus zest, white wine grapes, crisp wheat, toasted bread and biscuit malts, some lactic sourness, and some grassy yeast notes. The flavor follows suit with notes of tart lemons, citrus zest, and reisling grapes upfront along with the crisp wheat and toasted bread and biscuit malts. The yeast really drys out things while adding a nice lactic tartness punch throughout. Light in body with champagne like carbonation that leads to a dry, tart white wine like finish. Really tasty, easy drinking and refreshing Berliner. Dan Carey is the master of the German beer styles.

3.9
davidezdonz (633) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2017
A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a hazy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing. Lots of nice upward streaming bubbles. Aromas of lemon, wheat and citrus zest. Lightly tart and lightly funky. Tastes tart, lemon, lemon zest, white grapes and green apple with hints of wheat on the finish. Light bodied with high carbonation. Overall a nice, easy drinking Berliner Weisse with especially nice mouthfeel. A great thirst quencher on a hot day.

3.6
poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 12 oz bottle from a liquor store in Superior, WI. 2017 bottle. Smells of lacto, floral, Riesling grapes. Pours nearly clear pale yellow with a good sized white head that reduces somewhat quick. Taste is very lightly tart (5/10) and a tad sweet. From the grapes, I imagine. Mouthfeel is bordering on overly foamy, but that's what they're going for, so...Very understated beer overall, but it tastes good.

3.4
hershiser2 (3831) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle courtesy Drake - many thanks! Labeled the alias Berliner Weiss 2017. Pours clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, lemon zest, light grasses. Flavor is yeast, lemon zest, copper, grasses, light bread, light grape. This is solid.

4.1
jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing well filtered whitish yellow with sparse white foam. The nose shows moderately tart notes of bread and biscuit with light notes of banana and citrus. The palate is full bodied and well carbonated. Lightly tart with flavors of light banana and lemon. Simple and easy berliner weisse.

3.8
kambei70 (1136) - - JUL 26, 2017
Hazy golden pour with a big, rocky, frothy bone white head. Aroma was light lemon, white wine, yeast. Flavors were slightly tart, fresh lemon, cereal malts, simple yet elegant. Lively, champaign like carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle of the 2017 version, poured to snifters displaying a hazed, light golden color, with a fluffy layer of white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was light yeast, soft wheat, lemony tartness & tanginess, a bit dusty, with some grass & greenery. The taste was similar, light to medium bodied, with decent spritz to the effervescence, and a pleasantly dry finish. Nicely balanced & perky refreshment.

3.7
drfabulous (8818) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours a clean looking yellow. Big notes of lemon and tartness. Slightly floral. Nice.

2.9
delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2016
12fl oz bottle poured into an English pint. Clear sparkling gold with a modest white head. Fruity aroma. Flavor is a blast of sour. Holy crap! I almost spit this out. My girlfriend poured this for me for a blind rate. I was not expecting that. Still, even after several sips, it’s incredibly sour. I didn’t like this at first but it grew on me. Not a bad Berliner- never thought i would say that. 1. GF knows I am not a fan of Berliner weiss. 2. Don’t give anyone a Berliner weiss blind. Ever. 3. Seriously. Who does that??? 4. OK, do that if you want to laugh… and you’re an ass. 5. For real, I wish I had thought to do that.

3.6
Criz (362) - - APR 28, 2016
2016 bottle. Aromas of white grapes, light malts, sweet corn, faint straw. Hazy golden pour with a foamy frothy white head. Flavors of white wine, chardonnay, tart grapes, white bread. Slight tart semi-dry pallate. The smoothest Berliner Weisse I’ve had. Not my favorite style but well done.


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