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White Birch Berliner Weisse - White Birch Brewing

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 13 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Snow81, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

chefduff2, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a DFH tulip/pint glass. Summer 2013 release

Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a very small head. The smell has a bit of a funk to it, wouldnt know it was a berliner weiss from the nose. The taste is quite different than typical beers from the style. Its definitely got that slight tartness to it but its got more of a Belgian sour style of tartness than a german one. Not complaining because its very tasty, but it doesnt seem true to style. Nevertheless its very easy drinking and refreshing. Light body with low carbonation.

overall a refreshing beer thats a bit more sour than a typical beer of the style. I dig it though.

Axnjxn, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ADTaber, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

shehateme, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Clonies720
2.59/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into Cantillon wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Thin and wispy cream-white-colored head.

Smell: Lacto sourness upfront. Slight hint of oak. Clean and crisp. Something reminiscent of Brett.

Taste: A slight sourness is balanced out immediately by a pleasant, though out of place caramel-like flavor. Clean and barely crisp. As the beer warms up to 55F+, a very strong apple flavor becomes apparent.

Mouthfeel: Very watery. Light carbonation. Light bodied.

Overall: Would not buy again. It's not a terrible tasting beer, but it's just not to style. I was expecting a brewed-to-style Berliner Weisse, and instead I got something that was not. This is truly an awful waste of $5.

Clonies720, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev +3%

MacQ32, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isn't very impressive, a one finger white shade with crap retention. It just fades away into a dinky collar in no time flat, without leaving much (if any) lacing on the glass.

S: There's not much sourness here. What this does have, is funk. The stank-ass cheese notes are in full effect here - overpowering a backbone of apple and *maybe* some wheat buried beneath. Another reviewer said 'diapers' and I'm prone to agree with him. The aroma doesn't quite agree with me, though.

T: Wow, this is cidery. There are a ton of apple notes to open this up, with a touch of cheesy funk on the back end. Other finishing notes include some wheat, and a touch of butter. No hints of sourness anywhere. The more I drink it, the less it tastes like a cider and the more it tastes...off. These off notes aren't fully endearing, either.

M: Not quite as lively as I'd like it to feel - the syrupy body seems to conceal some of the carbonation. Instead of being wickedly drinkable, it's only kind of drinkable - a Berliner should always achieve the former. However, I would call it 'refreshing'.

O: Man, I've given out a lot of mediocre scores these past couple of days, haven't I? Anyways, I'm 0 for 2 when it comes to Berliners, and this one didn't even have any sourness to it. Instead, this seems like an odd cider - drinkable, yes, but not particularly good. I'll have to blow more $$$ to really gauge whether White Birch deserves its status as a memetic joke brewery, though.

ThisWangsChung, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of trancourt
3/5  rDev -17.6%

trancourt, Aug 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

dunix, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Goldfishman, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought cold. Poured into glass mug commemorating the 1989 Centennial MSFDA Conference in Alexandria, MN. Reviewed as the bottle warmed.

Very hazy, straw color, no retention or lacing, and decent carbonation. Lemon on the nose, slightly grassy, but doesn't smell too sour. Tastes tart up front with lemon and appricot (maybe faint orange?), carries sweet in the middle, and finishes with vague dryness and a bit of lingering pucker. Bubbly but has good body and coats the palette well.

Overall, tasty but a sweeter Berliner weisse. It reminds me of a cider almost, or a drier Asti. Not my favorite of the style but it's still nice, bright, and refreshing. I'd certainly enjoy having it again.

Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of ao125
1.3/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Wow, this beer went *off*.

Seriously off.

22oz bottle poured into a glass.

When I first tried the beer, it was nothing like a Berliner Weisse... at least nothing that I'm used to. It tasted heavily of Parmesan cheese and salt.

Almost immediately as it started to warm, it smelled intensely of vomit. Somewhat similar to the smell if I leave my homebrew mash tun out in the sun instead of cleaning it the same day.

I don't know what happened to this beer, but the brewery should seriously consider decontaminating their equipment before bottling more of this, or any other beer.

ao125, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

davewlfpckfan29, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Satchboogie, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

judkinst, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Janeinma, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

gamanley, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

smutty33, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JuliusCaesar, Jul 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Rekrule, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

vande, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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White Birch Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.