White Birch Berliner Weisse - White Birch Brewing

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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 45
Gots: 16 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle I brought to share at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Batch 2. Bottled in 4/2012.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, funk, stinky cheese, and some distinct vomit aromas. Taste is of sour wheat, tart lemon, and a slight funk flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer based on taste only, but I must say this one has a pretty horrible aroma that made me not even want to take a sip.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale straw color with quite a bit of haze. A bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings some lemon and green apples. The taste is slightly sour with lactic character and some tartness. Very very mild funk comes through. Feel is light with slight sourness. The drinkability is okay. There is nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing really stands out either. A bit plain.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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1.15/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Hazy light orange appearance, almost no head. Smells like light piss neon straw, medicinal nose, grassy, hay, wild yeast, dry, milky sweet; almost smells like stinky cheese. Taste isn't much better than aroma of lemon, zest, yeast and sour milk. The drinkability isn't very pleasant; definitely not a very good presentation of the Berliner Weiss Style!! This is another typical White Birch brew that bombs for me! I've had way too many bottles from these guys in the past that weren't much better.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of the best session beers I have ever had, hands down. Served cold and poured into my new White Birch glass, this one was consumed on 07/25/2010.

Pours out a bright golden color with a huge amount of cloudiness to it. Barely can see through this to the other side but ample carbonation did continue to stream up throughout the session. Little head of white on top settles down quickly leading only mild lacing on the glass, but a really nice look overall.

Aroma drops me to my knees. Wonderfully crisp, clean, tart aroma quickly fills the air. Hints of apples, light touches of citrus, a light bready note all combine to form this crisp, clean profile that cuts through the 105 degree air around me. Then I take the first sip and all bets are off. This is simply a marvelous beer to behold. I cannot say enough how clean this is. Wonderful tart green apples blending with hints of light orange peel and lemon. Herbal grasses fill the profile mid palate and give it that depth but flowery notes keep it light and airy. Super quick, clean and dry finish leaves a tart flavor on the tongue that will not go away. So light and refreshing I melted into a chair (mostly from the heat) but this was just so session able I was beside myself.

Overall simply amazing, one of the best I have ever come across hands down, I would love to be able to have this all the time, but on these hot days, it is a must.

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4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big thanks to Ryan for sending this to me recently. Shared this one at Sour Fest.

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy pale straw color with a thin white head.

S: The nose is lightly lactic with some popcorn, wheat, yeast, and a bit of spice. There is a slight lactobacillus/bacteria funk to it.

T: A really nice, light beer: just like a Berliner weiss should be. Some lactic tartness, wheat, and a bit of yeast.

M: The body is light with a very crisp and plentiful carbonation.

D: Really easy to drink, like you would expect. Surprisingly high in alcohol for the style (about double the usual), but even at 6+%, not really noticeable.

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1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

truly a weird take on the classic berliner. darker in looks than most, maybe something more than wheat, or more roast on it, or some crystal added, tough to tell really. heady though, nice and white and lasting, obviously well carbonated. the nose is straight parmesan cheese. never smelled this in a beer before, but its unmistakable and distinctly parmesan, all grated and stinking. thats all there is to the nose, cheese. the flavor starts lighter with the wheat malt than it looks like it should for the color. it moves quickly to the parmesan thing again, so odd in beer. i get some fruitiness in the finish, ripe pears, white grapes, and even some green apple, but there comes the cheese again, and i really can't get past it. not unpleasant at first, but getting less and less tolerable as i drink on it, and finally devolving into downright weird. not a beer i care to really drink again, but its uniqueness is memorable. fine carbonation and a nice frothy feel that works really well with spicy food, but the parmesan cheese finish is more than i care to revisit.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to ThreeLions for sharing.

Very little head, slight hazy yellow almost tan watery colored.

Nose has some weird flavours, cooked vegetable, little phosphorus almost sulfury note, weird grainy toasted wheat, sour thing but not a great sour.

Taste starts with cooked vegetables again, little phosphorus and possibly sulfur as well, cooked minerals, little toasted grainy husky wheat, mild sour wheat, little cooked hop too, sticky sweet but sour finish, no acid either, more sulfur note.

Mouth is lighter bod, little carb, little sticky.

Overall super sad face.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 1, Bottle #754 of 1458. Served in a Cantillon glass, and generously(?) shared by Jason at Zwanze Day 2011.

A - A thin white foam quickly settles to a thin ring of bubbles, leaving negligible lace. Hazy spoiled milk-colored body - looks like white glue I used in kindergarten.

S - Plastic, lemons, yeast, grain, hint of yogurt, maybe some Elmer's glue but that might be imagined because the beer looks like glue.

T - Taste is nearly non-existent. Bland, with some yeast and lemons in the finish.

M - Alcohol is well-hidden. Dry, tannic, grainy, and gritty texture. Medium body, with sufficient carbonation.

D - This isn't offensive like many of the other White Birch offerings I've tried, but it's not very good either. Just kind of boring, with excessive, albeit well-hidden, alcohol for the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2" fizzy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light and refreshing pale and wheat malt scent along with some acidic, tart yeast esters. There are some musty, barnyard smells as well. The taste is decent. It has a dry, sour, wheat malt flavor along with some lactobacillus character. It's light and easy drinking with a stiff sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine example of the style. The yeast character is very refreshing, making this an enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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White Birch Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
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