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Berliner Kindl Weisse - Berliner Kindl Brauerei

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Berliner Kindl WeisseBerliner Kindl Weisse

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BA SCORE
80
good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 205
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 25
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York, and stored in my garage. I've had this before while in Germany; unusually it comes in the stubby bottle that I associate more with Belgium. Love the little kid on the label.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy, pale-straw hue with medium carbonation. Yields a small head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of dry, earthy yeast with notes of lactic acid and a faint nuttiness. This is underpinned by grainy malt with a touch of wheat. Simple but pleasant.

Tastes of lactic tartness and yeast, with a dry, acidic finish. Notes of lactic acid, natural yoghurt, earthy yeast, faint apples, mild wheat and a hint of stewed leaves. Almost lemony in character, though without the flavour. Very dry and astringent upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spritzy and very tingly - the acidity tantalises the tastebuds. The body is light but it suits the style and the low ABV. An aftertaste of lactic acid, yeast and faint wheat.

Tasty, though surprisingly sharp. I suspect the acidity has increased while it was sat in my garage. The flavour is most reminiscent of unsweetened yoghurt, with a tartness similar to grapefruit juice. Earthy yeast dominates, with subtle grain and wheat taking a back seat. Light but refreshing, and would certainly be nice on a warm day. It's a simple beer, and I find it very drinkable (preferably without the syrup that the Germans insist on adding). Worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of flyingpig
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle from The Cave (Glasgow, £1.49):
Cloudy pale, yellow colour that has tinges of orange in there too. The head is an almost non-existent one with a bubbly lacing around the circumference but not much else.

Sour & fruity with citrus and lemon making an appearance but it is the sourness that is the most noticeable. There is some light wheat and a touch of acidity in there too but it is fairly light overall.

Very sour tasting beer with a good helping of acidity and plenty of citrus flavours coming through. There is a lot of lemon zest and some wheat flavouring too but again the sourness takes over in this one.

A light body and a pretty refreshing feel helped with the strong carbonation. The sourness is there again and the beer is quite tangy but has decent drinkablity.

A very sour tasting beer with citrus and some wheat but other than that there isn't a lot to report on this one. It was fairly easy to drink after the initial acidity and sourness settled down slightly.

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of FLima
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale yellow color, made 2 fingers of head.
Sour aroma with hints of citrus and fruit, mostly lemon.
Taste follows aroma, very acid, zesty lemon and quite sour. Aftertaste is also acid and astringent. Imperceptible alcohol, easy to hide just 3% within this personality.
Light body with a good carbonation and small bubbles.
I felt like taking an effervescent C vitamin. Interesting but didn’t fell like asking another one. Though not knowing what I was drinking ahead didn’t help.

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dmcclurejr
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of kurgan3
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of Unchi
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Odri
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of kagent777
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.33 l bottle from my friend Mortiz poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: Looks like a fizzy yellow beer. A half finger thick head sits atop a clear yellow beer. A little lacing.

Smell: A general sour wheat note from the beer, as expected. As I noted in the other reviews, this one does have a bit of sweetness in the smell, but a sort or aspertame artificialness to it.

Taste: Apples and dry apple juice (even though this is das original) come to mind as I sip this beer. A mild wheat aspect covers over all, the artificial sweetness seems to kick in toward the end of the sip. There is a lemon like zestiness as well.

Mouthfeel: This is a thinner beer with strong carbonation. Even with a thin body, it is smooth.

Overall: I have only had a few of this style, so I am no expert. I like this beer, it is a thirst quencher. Would be outstanding on a hot afternoon.

Photo of rale
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Jwale73
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thirstybird for the opportunity to try this. Pours a semi-hazy yellow-gold with a loose, half inch, bright white head that gradually dissipates into a broken slick. Nose is bready and yeasty with a hint of citrus. Taste follows nose; however, a bit more citrus forward in the flavor profile. Tartness is present, but a little masked by the other qualities. There is also a residual yeasty character at the finish that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant citrus astringency and an assertive carbonation. Overall, a solid example of the style; however, perhaps a little too bready flavor for my general sensibilities.

Photo of mick303
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tbeq00
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light hazy yellow colour with practically no head at all.

Smells of not much, a bit of wheat and yeast.

Tastes ok at first, malty, yet sours up very very very quickly, and leaves you cringing slightly. Man I don't like sour tastes much. Other than that it's manageable.

Overall a good beer, bit too sour for me to drink alot of though.

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of FloppyDog
4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from an Ulrich's in Berlin.

Pours a translucent muted yellow with a half inch of quickly dissipating white head. Definitely has the appearance of a "white" beer.

Aroma is a mesmerizing balance of sweet maltiness and intriguing sourness.

Taste also plays on this balance of sweet and sour, with the malt sweetness appearing initially as the beer first touches my tongue, followed by a long sour finish that wipes any sweetness from my palate.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, just as a Berliner Weisse should be!

Overall, a classic and interesting alternative the the "average beer drinker's beer". It has the low alcohol that makes this an easy-drinking beer, but has the complexity from the sourness that is reminiscent of a nicely blended lambic. I am impressed.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottles of the grun (green) and rot (red) served into a Berliner Kindl Weisse obese highball in Berlin. Reviewed from notes. I averaged my reviews of each syrupped type to come up with this review; no Berliner I've met drinks this without the syrup.

A: Pours a hazy green. You don't see that everyday.

Sm: Extra-light scent of generic barley.

T: Vermouth and apple. What in feck's name? Finish is sour apple. Built strangely to say the least.

Mf: Tasty, smacky, and nice. The finish drys her up a biteen.

Dr: Too strange, even for the style.

Photo of BMoldy
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very light, cloudy straw color with a super thin fizzy white head that fades immediately and leaves no lacing.

S: Sour and a little fruity (berry-like, mostly raspberry or even strawberry). A touch funky as well, but sweeter than a lambic.

T: Similar to the aroma, being mostly sweet and a little tart on the otherwise-weak finish. Sourness is pleasing and certainly the most prominent flavor here. Virtually no hop presence, and the wheat itself has little character.

M: Light bordering on medium body. Low, fizzy carbonation that fades relatively quickly the longer the beer sits out. A little astringent on the finish.

O: My first berliner weisse. I can see why this isn't considered a great one, but I still enjoyed it and it definitely gives me the urge to try more. Good sourness, but just a little weak on the edges. Worth picking up if you stumble across it.

Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting six months to have this beer again. Had it in Berlin, and got weird looks when I turned down fruit offerings.

Looks to be bottled: 13JUL11

A: Light purulent straw with a finger of bone white foam which falls quickly to a scattered sheet of the same. Spot/scant lace. Gauzy clarity. (3.5)
S: smells like white grape juice and some grain. (3.5)
T: Tart and refreshing with hints of white grape and some inner lacto accented with just the slightest wheat hints. (4)
M: Thin and highly carbonated. I would prefer just a little less carb. Dross finish. (4)
O: I dig this beer every time I have it. (4)

Berliner Kindl Weisse from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
80 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.