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Berliner Kindl Weisse - Berliner Kindl Brauerei

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Berliner Kindl WeisseBerliner Kindl Weisse

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 25
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl Brauerei visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

safaricook, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

THECPJ, Jan 14, 2013
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.

FLima, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -13.8%

innominat, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of dmcclurejr
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

dmcclurejr, Nov 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

kurgan3, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Unchi
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Unchi, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Odri
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Odri, Sep 14, 2012
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.

kagent777, Sep 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

rale, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

KimenTshom, Jun 26, 2012
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.

Jwale73, Jun 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mick303, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

tbeq00, May 29, 2012
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.

CwrwAmByth, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

dbrauneis, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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.

FloppyDog, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Sachsenfreude, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

nickfl, Jan 17, 2012
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.

kojevergas, Dec 07, 2011
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.

BMoldy, Dec 03, 2011
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)

harrymel, Nov 11, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

stakem, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of kjc51478
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

kjc51478, Jul 02, 2011
Berliner Kindl Weisse from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
80 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.