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Increase Wheat - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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84
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-07-2014

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of Bingja18
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Surprised how much I liked this one. A nice combination of malt, tart and berry. I do wish the abv was higher. Good summer beer.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Cloudy wisps of yeast float through the lightly hazed pale straw yellow beer while effervescent carbonation feeds the everlasting pillowy white head.

S - Delicate notes of dark berry drift through light acidic tartness brought on by a sour mash that gives the soft wheat and pale malt a crisp and refreshing appeal!

T - Lemon citrus zest darts across the tongue with complimentary light acidic tartness, book-ended by soft wheat and grainy pale malt before a kiss of fruit punctuates the finish.

M - Light bodied, effervescent, and tart, Milwaukee's take on a Berliner fits the bill nicely if just a little on the subtle side of the style.

O - The delicate use of Gooseberries in Milwaukee's Increase Wheat is so subtle it might be overlooked but, the fruit undertones work nicely with the beer's light flavor and refreshingly tart finish!

Photo of robear
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle to 8 oz taster

Appearance: Vigorous pour yielded about a finger of thing, transparent head that foamed out quickly to nothing. Pretty true to style in that regard and also in it's golden murkiness. A touch thicker/whiter head would have bumped this up over 4.

Smell: Tart and malty. Minor citric notes, and some sour berry notes most likely from the gooseberry addition.

Taste: A nice wash of light tart lemon and just a hint of berries. I think this is just enough berry- if folks want to add syrups they still can, but this drinks well as it is. A nice malt backbone keeps this beer from being too transparent flavor-wise. The traditional BW flavors are there, even if they are a bit muted in tartness. Lingering malt invites another sip for the tartness. Well done.

Mouthfeel: For such a light beer it never feels too thin on the palate. Wheat balance in the recipe is good.

Overall: This is a really refreshing beer. At 3.1% I didn't expect much from a brewery that hasn't put out a beer quite like this before. I picked up a single and put it through the paces- will definitely seek this one out for summer days and camping trips. Don't fear the Gooseberry, it's barely there in the best possible way.

Photo of zeledonia
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Nice tartness, but too sweet and too full for this style.

Photo of TheSSG
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy, white head that collapses into a nice two finger head. Bright, tart aroma is fruity. Hazy, straw color. Starts with a mild tartness which blends with the gooseberry as the tartness rises a bit more in intensity. Big waves of rich malt come through. Gooseberry clings on in the background during this. Finish is wonderful malt with a touch of berry. Good, effervescent mouthfeel. I love the dry finish.

Wow, This is, easily, one of the better Berliners I've had. It's got nice tartness, GREAT maltiness, and the gooseberry is a perfect addition; it bridges the smooth malt and fruity tartness. If you like the Berliner Weiß style, this will not disappoint.

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Increase Wheat from Milwaukee Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.