Berliner Kindl Weisse - Berliner Kindl Brauerei
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3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
.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.
09-12-2012 03:26:32 | More by kagent777
3.85/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
06-24-2012 13:13:32 | More by Jwale73
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
03-26-2012 22:24:31 | More by CwrwAmByth
4.22/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
02-11-2012 20:24:07 | More by FloppyDog
2.73/5 rDev -21.8%
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.
12-07-2011 02:32:07 | More by kojevergas
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
12-03-2011 20:34:45 | More by BMoldy
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
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)
11-11-2011 17:04:12 | More by harrymel
4.22/5 rDev +20.9%
Big thanks to Koelschtrinker for the trade on this one. I am excited to finally get to try this berliner which for me is the last of the "easily attainable and commercially available" berliner weisse offerings out there.
Poured into a matching Berliner Kindl bowl, this brew appears a faintly hazed light yellow color. A finger of white head appears across the top and retains very well for the style. A spotty webbing of lace clings to the glass. A light swirl brings a creamy coating back to the surface and forms some finger-like stringy patters of lace.
The smell of this brew carries with it a very bright fruity lemony scent with a mellow lactic tang upfront. Throughout the middle of the nose is a fresh, cereal grain sweetness that mixes with something somewhat reminiscent of yogurt. Once warm there is a very faint indication of an herbal hop element, but that is stretching it.
The taste is lightly tart with a flavor reminiscent of lemons. Not really sour, just tart with the lemony flavoring upfront rapidly changing to a dry yogurt-like flavoring across the back and then back again to lemony indications that last inside the mouth. The aftertaste includes a mild grainy sweetness that is somewhat like cereal and bread which does a pleasant job of contrasting the tartness and fruity of this brew.
This is a light bodied offering with a modest level of carbonation. Perhaps just a touch less carbonation than most other takes on the style but still well done. This brew is very clean and excessively drinkable with a crisp finish. I pounded down nearly half my glass before even starting to think about what I was doing. If this brew was readily available to me, I would purchase this non-stop throughout the summertime.
09-09-2011 01:27:27 | More by stakem
3.13/5 rDev -10.3%
A: Appearance is hazy golden yellow color with light, fizzy head.
S: Aroma is heavy on the sour citrus with some wheat and grains coming through.
T: Taste is very sour, but clean, with notes of citrus, cereal, and some slight yeasty funkiness.
M: Palate is light-bodied, refreshing, thin texture, average carbonation, and a tart finish.
O: This is pretty much a standard of the style but certainly not the best out there.
07-02-2011 20:58:45 | More by kjc51478
2/5 rDev -42.7%
This beer was really not what I expected. A whopping 3% abv, I suppose that since the word Kindl is in name of the beer this is supposed to be a lighter brew for the younger folks in Germany. This beer is the proper color for the style. It's a lightly hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. The flavor had a bit of a tartness to it, perhaps lemon. Either way this beer was a little too light for me and not that good.
03-27-2011 20:01:28 | More by Knapp85
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
33cl bottle, best before August 2012. 3% ABV.
Pours a hazy, unfiltered yellow-gold with a small, fizzy head. Has a nice glow, I suppose, but otherwise it's underwhelming.
The aroma is interesting, with notes of acidity, and an almost vanilla component. Yeasty dough.
The flavor is tart and moderately sour, though not puckering. More of a pleasant acidic bite a la lemonade or Sweet Tarts, rather than a full-on, Gueuze-like character. There's not a whole lot there aside from the tartness, but kudos to the brewery for embracing the funk rather than dumbing it down. Some hay and grain flavors if you try hard. Clean and light. The mouthfeel is watery and slightly chalky, and the carbonation could have been more lively.
Despite its imperfections, this Berliner Weisse is growing on me. It's very refreshing, simple and really easy to drink if one is accustomed to sour beer. Berliner Kindl is also one of the classics for the style.
02-17-2011 17:56:11 | More by dasenebler
2.63/5 rDev -24.6%
A: Very clear, just a hair yellow. Low carbonation with large bubbles. Looks like a weak ginger ale.
S: It smells like the fried rice in chinese restaurants that goes into sizzling rice soup. Toasted rice. Just a tad sweet.
T: Wow, not what I expected at all. Very sour! Lemon, toasted rice, One of the most sour beers I've ever had.
M: A bit mouthpuckering from the sourness. Sharp carbonation, soda like.
O: Different and interesting but disappointing. It's just basically too sour. I could just suck on a lemon.
11-04-2010 02:37:06 | More by sfprint
2.58/5 rDev -26.1%
My first Berliner Weisse experience.
Poured into my Duvel Tulip
Looks straw. When originally poured, it had chill haze, which gradually disappeared as it got warmed up. Originally there was a 1/2 white foam.
Smells like some green tomato and sour apple smell. some bready yeast smell, which reminded me of lager beer.
Tasted like tart and lemony. also reminded me of tomato juice (but not so intense). slight wheat with a little rounded smoothy/silky touch on tongue. Tartness lingers on, but not too long. The flavor is very 1 dimensional tartness.
Very light on the mouthfeel. Silky touch.
Drinkability. OK. It is refreshing, but it does not make me feel wanting for more. My opinion may change if I had this in 30C weather (now it's 15C).
10-29-2010 03:53:45 | More by Takahiro
4.2/5 rDev +20.3%
Nose of wheat more or less light for a beer of this type and a smell of fresh earth. Mouth full with an amazing return Suret and acid with a touch of lactic acid very surprising. Not to mention the key wheat (however slight) to recall that this is a Weizenbier. While the course is light but has a very good performance of mouth, plus a fruity, and makes this very special brew.
10-25-2010 10:57:28 | More by ThaCreep
3.05/5 rDev -12.6%
A: Straw-colored liquid with an enormous light fluffy white head that sinks fast, leaving only small lacings.
S: Light smell. Citric notes, faint wheat. Acidic, sour and spicy.
T: Very acidic and sour. Spices and only faint wheat.
M: Aftertaste is decent, acidic. Body is light and carbonation is very rich, quite offensive.
D: This is no favourite of mine. To acidic for my taste.
08-17-2010 18:59:18 | More by Evil_Pidde
Berliner Kindl Weisse from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
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