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White Birch Berliner Weisse - White Birch Brewing

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White Birch Berliner WeisseWhite Birch Berliner Weisse

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 46
Gots: 11 | 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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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

06-12-2013 21:02:19 | More by csustar001
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rhartogsq

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

06-12-2013 18:42:57 | More by rhartogsq
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, Summer 2013 vintage, poured into a Rogue chalice, drank 6/9/13 over one hour.

A: 4.00 - murky straw yellow, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), yellow-white one finger head quickly dissipating into subtle glass lacing, moderate-to-large alcohol legs (especially surprising for the style)

S: 3.75 - huge hit of stank baby diapers, but I dig it...

T: 4.25 - tart-puckering sensations right off the bat that don't really abate throughout...I won't call it refreshing, but, again, I'm digging it

M: 4.00 - moderate bodied (mostly alcohol), good carbonation, lingering flavors/aromas

O: 4.00 - tart, puckering Berliner weisse; I've definitely had better but love the style and still enjoying this one as I type

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:38:59 | More by MNishCT77
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

06-10-2013 01:21:04 | More by alamode
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOTTLED: June 2, 2010
BATCH: One
BOTTLE: 502 of 1458
ABV: Alc. 6.4% by Vol.
VOLUME: 1 PINT 0.9 FL OZ

Served in a glass chalice.

L - slowly poured I got a clear light golden liquid with a small fizzy white head that bubbled itself away in less than a minute.

S - tart lemon drops.

T - it's like liquid lemon drops candy with tartness taking over from start to the dry finish.

F - light bodied, it's refreshing and worth savouring slowly.

O - I don't have much experience with this style but I found this beer to be most enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:50:18 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Kimba9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-05-2013 16:59:30 | More by Kimba9
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TwinSox33

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky yellow while retaining a Champagne like head.

S: Light wheat malt, lemon/citrusy notes

T: Upfront rush of lemon and tart mild acidity, a flash of wheat malt, and a finish of slight dry grain. I detect a fresh fruit flavor as well reminiscent of apple.

M: Smooth and tingly Champagne level carbonation. Dry finish and the tartness is not overbearing or cloying.

D: Highly drinkable. This is a quintessential summer quaffer. One of the most pleasant white beers I have encountered.

I visited the brewery today and it was closed to my dismay. However, an employee inside spotted me and opened up the store so I could buy a few bottles. Have to give a shout out to White Birch Brewing for that kind of awesome customer service!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 22:19:19 | More by TwinSox33
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-02-2013 19:10:17 | More by NEhophead
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Dylanjf

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-01-2013 18:09:38 | More by Dylanjf
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-27-2013 00:20:00 | More by kbuzz
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-26-2013 00:32:15 | More by MRsojourner
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WesM63

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-25-2013 05:19:45 | More by WesM63
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-25-2013 02:26:38 | More by markgoodman10
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-22-2013 02:42:01 | More by DerekMorgan
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-18-2013 22:24:48 | More by Photekut
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a fairly clear yellow color. Decent head, it dies but leaves a good lick of lacing.

S-Not a lot like the Berliners I have run across. Lacking that tart lacto note. Seeing that you could arguably call this an 'Imperial' Berliner Weisse (huge ABV for the style), I am not too surprised to see this deviate in the aroma. I get a lot of green apple juice and some semi-funked wheat.

T-Not really tart at all. Much more sweetness than I am used to as well. Lots of apple juice and sparkling cider. I bet this beer's quality has suffered batch by batch. Its missing the desired complexity and tartness.

M-Not bubbly enough. Not tart enough. A bit too full in body. But it still drinks rather easily.

O/D-Was expecting better here. I bet this beer was great in its infancy; Batch 1 or 2. Now I just don't see how this is a relatively desired beer. Its not bad but its probably the worst Berliner I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:18:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-13-2013 19:33:32 | More by comradekyle
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-07-2013 18:22:51 | More by irv2424
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bmoney

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-02-2013 23:32:35 | More by bmoney
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-23-2013 05:33:42 | More by Kelp
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RashyGrillCook

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-15-2013 01:33:26 | More by RashyGrillCook
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Hopbrizio

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-14-2013 17:23:15 | More by Hopbrizio
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Joshpu

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-08-2013 04:51:45 | More by Joshpu
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-07-2013 03:19:43 | More by t0rin0
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

NOTE: Review of 6 month old bottle
The beer pours a very pale and murky yellow, its body is completely opaque, though it does allow light to come through, and a slight run of carbonation bubbles can be seen running to the top of the glass. The beer pours with a very soapy looking head made of big loose bubbles, but this quickly fades away to nothing. On the nose, this beer smells gross, like rubbing alcohol and cleaning products with a strong touch of pine sol. I feel like the Lacto may have been given too much time to run free in this beer… Gross fruity alcohol is really the only character I get on the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes much better than the smell, with very metallic sour notes and not a lot else. The beer begins with clear and brutal lactic sour with a touch of chalk. This brutal sour opens into slight lemon and the faintest whisper of wheat bread make it into the finish and aftertaste, but for the most part there is just clear lactic sour running through this beer, which is much more pleasing than the smell, but still a little too sour. On the mouth, the beer feels prickly and puckering, yet with a medium light body. The mouth is left pouring with saliva from the sour and a chalky film covering the rest of the mouth. Overall, I’m not quite sure how I feel about this beer. I appreciate the lactic flavors, and they have clearly grown strong since the beer was bottled in August, but they are little too brutal on the tongue, and there really isn’t anything else going on in the taste. I want more of the faint bread on the taste, and perhaps there is more when this beer is fresh. In conclusion, I wouldn’t try and age this beer for longer than 3 months, but I would be interested to try it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 18:39:03 | More by Maxwell
White Birch Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
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