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Berliner Weisse - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Berliner Weisse
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BA SCORE
85
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  2.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hazy lemon color, fresh yeast aroma, champagne flavor, very light body

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-13-2013)
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Served in a heavy goblet at Goose Island Clybourn, quick review from notes.

Hazy yellow with an odd brownish tint in certain light, thin fizzy skim fades away very fast. Some carbonation visible, but not the champagne streamers you'd expect.

Sharp aroma with a little bit of sulfur present.

Tart lemon, crisp and dry in the aftertaste. Very quenching and refreshing, it's light bodied and very drinkable. Could use a bit more carbonation, but it's still enjoyable.

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Translucent dark straw color with a quick to vanish thin head. Looks like most berliners.

Lemon zest and light grain aroma.

Pretty mild on the tart scale. Lemon, Sweetarts. Very soapy. Weak lemonade and soap.

It was 95 degrees, I was stoked to go to a Cubs game and the GI brewpup. They could have given me tap water and I would have been happy. At 2.7% they almost did. Soapy tap water.

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On tap at the Wrigley outpost. Served in a 12 oz snifter for $6. Beer is a hazy straw with a dense white head.

Nose of grains and some lemon rind funk.

taste is tart but not overwhelming. Light citrus and a bit grainy to go along with the tartness. It really hit the spot on a humid summer day.

The mouth is slick and slightly coating, could use a bit more carbonation, but the beer is refreshing a very easy to drink.

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64zo growler poured into a snifter and a berliner bowl just for grins. The brew appears a perfectly clear light golden color with a finger of white that fades back to a penline of bubbles that holds around the edge of the glass.

The aroma contains a pleasant lemony essence with a soft, fresh wheat-like grain inclusion that induces thoughts of cereal. Some mild accenting fruity quality somewhat like apple or pear skins is also present flirting somewhat into mild cider territory. The cider feel really emerges as it warms.

The taste is tart with a lemon juice sorta character that is dumbed down with apple juice. A faint pear note in the aftertaste. There is a little bit of funky feet and stinky cheese mid-palate almost suggesting that lacto was either the singular fermenting pitch or at the verybleast played a significant role.

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Berliner Weisse from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.