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Berlin Alexanderplatz - Hopfenstark

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Berlin Alexanderplatz
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90
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-07-2009)
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

At VT Brewfest. I'm assuming it was on tap.

A-Poured a milky but bright yellow color.

S-Tart and straightforward as far as the style goes, at least in the aroma. Tart lemon, some barny stuff, wheat, grains.

T-Dry, sour lemon flesh. Powdery wheat. Pale, nondescript malt. Lightly spicy. Lactic flavor.

M-Super light bodied. Crisp and refreshing. Some lingering tartness.

O-Plenty of pop for such a light alcohol/bodied Berliner. A well done Berliner Weisse that doesn't have much individuality.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 00:04:28 | More by VelvetExtract
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Sean802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 18:23:36 | More by Sean802
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-29-2014 14:52:12 | More by tom10101
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2014 19:24:07 | More by ShemRahBoo
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.2%

01-21-2014 18:34:27 | More by PatGreer
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-27-2013 03:32:15 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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seanswee

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-05-2013 21:07:31 | More by seanswee
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itsjreal

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-02-2013 23:22:08 | More by itsjreal
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Station Ho.st.

Looks like lemonade, almost limeade. White foam reminds me of the topping of lemon meringue pie. Nice lemon aroma (using that word often). Ultra tart yet doesn't linger too long which is good and makes it refreshing. Full on flavor of lemon. Feel is amazing and alive. Could drink gallons of this.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2013 12:32:41 | More by papat444
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-29-2013 01:48:46 | More by jaasen64
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Station HO.ST. From notes.

A - Cloudy yellow pour with one finger of white head that went fast. No lace and no retention. It seemed to style, but I never think that any beer looks good without head and lace.

S - Tart aroma, grape, grass, lemon.

T - Way more tart than the aroma would lead you to believe. Lemon candy, grapey mustiness. Lovely stuff.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, tart and dry finish.

O/D - A good Berliner Weiss. Quite drinkable and had a good tartness that wasn't too strong. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 23:36:42 | More by tbeckett
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Station Ho.St in Montreal

Beer is a very cloudy yellow. A small white head dissipates quickly.

Nose strongly contains tart lemon. Also some wheat. A clean but sour smell.

Taste is quite sour- lambic levels rather than Berliners that I am familiar with. The sourness has a real lactobacillus flavour, a bit yogurt-like. Wheat and tonnes of tart lemon. Very refreshing.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Seems more carbonated than it is, if that makes sense. Refreshing.

Overall, quite nice. Great on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 22:45:56 | More by jrenihan
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2013 07:18:28 | More by Krakpoff
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-05-2013 14:28:55 | More by Caudalie
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-31-2013 20:37:31 | More by rowingbrewer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-28-2013 01:36:04 | More by JAHMUR
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 12:51:30 | More by mklisz
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-09-2013 19:59:20 | More by liamt07
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-02-2013 01:36:24 | More by n00blar
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-01-2013 12:56:46 | More by Pinknuggets
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BKBassist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 14:48:05 | More by BKBassist
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-15-2013 02:50:38 | More by DaPan
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2012 15:05:05 | More by t0rin0
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-21-2012 13:51:10 | More by claytong
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to Deuane for bringing an unlabeled 750ml bottle of this back for me after a trip to Hopfenstark. Poured into a tulip, this brew appears a perfectly clear straw yellow color with 2 fingers worth of white head that appears and slowly fades down to a thin film across the top.

The aroma of this brew screams lemon sweet tart candy. A fresh lemony essence is found right upfront that blends into a grainy sweet smell of wheat. A light touch of yogurt is present that blends with a bit of fruity quality that is somewhat reminiscent of pear/apple skins. This is a very fine smelling take on the style. As it gets warmer, it has a mild vinous quality that is very appealing.

This brew is one tart bugger. A flavor of lactic lemony quality provides minor puckering power over-top of fruity undertones of pear and apple skins. Just like the aroma led on, there is a bit of grainy sweetness from the wheat inclusion and a hint of greek yogurt that really grows and gets exaggerated as the brew warms up. The aftertaste is vinous in such a way that all I can think about is gewurztraminer grapes.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is clean, super tart and excessively drinkable. The finish of this brew just snaps and is so crisp. It is exactly what I look for in the style. I could easily crush glass after glass of this without restraint. What a fantastic take on the style. My only gripe is, dare I say this might be just a little too tart for the style. At the time of this review, I have sampled over 50 different takes on the berliner weisse style and this is without a doubt in the top 3. This is right up there with Schultheiss and Southampton's normal berliner weisse. Fantastic. I am uncertain if this was a brewer's gift to Deuane via hand-bottle or what since I never saw a bottle review for this before but holy hell this needs needs to be made in mass quantities. People who like berliner weisse NEED to try this.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 00:45:43 | More by stakem
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Berlin Alexanderplatz from Hopfenstark
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.