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White Birch Berliner Weisse - White Birch Brewing

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82
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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 46
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our approach was to brew this beer with Lactobacilius for a refreshing and authentic interpretation of a classic summer refresher.

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 06-22-2010)
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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

Patlee3324, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

nkelley77, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Buttermilk, Oct 02, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

Tschnab, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a chalice. Or goblet. I dunno, tall stemmed thing with an almost egg-shaped portion for holding beer. Pours a light, golden color with about a half-inch of white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is light and sweet, a dash of lemon within a more robust scent of white grape.

Light and refreshing. Tartness takes a second a to really reach in but is very refreshing and not overwhelming, with tones of lemon and citrus. Pale malt character lingers after a sip, but mutes considerably as it warms. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is moderate and gets a bit fluffy the longer it sits.

I haven't had many Berliner weisses, but this is the best among those I've tried. With others, I've felt the need to mix it with something to get a little more flavor (ginger beer is a favorite), but White Birch's attempt is flavorful enough on its own. Kudos for a great summer beer.

DirtyPenny, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Denzo, Sep 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Deeps, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

This is highly underrated. What a great beer

Patriotsfan911, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

shadetree67, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Inglewood, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

mikeburd1128, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

MNBeer1017, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

KirkFrancis, Aug 15, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

thelargeone, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

muskiesman, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small chalice: color is transparent straw, head is off white and presents 1/4 inch thick then dissipates to a ring, no lacing.

Smell is light, pretty fresh, not too funky, subtle lacto off flavors of cheese and sour grapes.

Taste is sour at first then the more subtle flavors present, bread, sour grapes and subtle citric acid like flavors. Wheat is feintly noticeable, some light biscuit as well. A little sweet in the finish, not as dry as expected or even as sour as other similar styles.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet and harsh from carbonation, not drying.

Overall, a decent tasting beer, pretty drinkable, but it seems to be too sweet for a berliner weisse, without wheat beer qualities (dense looking presence or wheat flavors).

mvanaskie13, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Flaherbear, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Stork_Brewz13, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

drew74, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

cjgiant, Aug 04, 2014
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White Birch Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.