Prussia Berliner Style Weiss - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station--first place to tap this new offering from 4 Hands in the Kansas City area. It was served in a large glass chalice out of a bartop cask.
Appearance - Body is a cloudy yellow color with a milky characteristic to it. Faint white head is minimal and dissipates to a rim of bubbly foam around the edge of the glass. Little to no lacing.
Smell - Grainy, wheaty characteristics are punctuated by a vein of acidity and tart, but it is definitely subtle. Some light lemony elements as well.
Taste - As is so often the case, this one tastes like a Hefeweizen that someone poured lemon juice into, but more balanced. There is a bit of sourness there, but honestly, it's too faint to label as "sourness" in truth. More of a slight tartness really.
Mouthfeel - Medium-to-light body with low carbonation. Very easy-drinking and the acidity provides some refreshing aspect. The low ABV also makes for a nice break in between "bigger" beers.
Overall, another BW that is tasty, but doesn't seem to be as sour/tart as what I've heard about the style. That being said, maybe what I've heard is wrong, because this is now the fourth Berliner Weisse I've tried, and they all had a similar, tart-but-not-sour taste to them. I'd definitely have this one again.
Serving type: cask
07-22-2013 21:48:38 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Appearance: Dark yellow, almost orange. It is not really the pale straw color I would expect for a Berliner Weiße. Quickly dissipating head, which settled to no foam, not even lacing. Not visually spritzy at all. Extremely disappointing appearance.
Smell: Lightly citrusy, with a definate undertone of funk... in a good way. I think a bit more carbonation may have helped the smell develop a bit more.
Taste: Light wheat and sour, which yields to a nice citrus flavor. Not overwhelming, quite pleasant.
Mouth-feel: This feels a little heavy for the style. I expected something a bit thinner.
Overall: I really wanted to like this one. Being from St. Louis (home to this brewery) and having lived in Berlin (home to this style), I really felt like this was a perfect beer for me. The beer itself came up a bit short. The taste and smell were decent, but that's the only positive comment I have. I may try this with a bit of Waldmeister syrup, but it is already under carbonated and heavy, so it may be a waste. I do applaud 4 Hands for taking a stab at the style (most breweries are not that bold), but they need to sample a few of the real thing and start over.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 00:35:23 | More by Henrich
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazed amber with a sliver of beige head. Stays effervescent, near zero head retention & lacing
S: Hay, tartness, slight hints of dirt & that's about it
T: Tartness, hay & dryness up front. Faint golden delicious apple notes as this warms, plus tartness, a little bit of pear too. Finishes dry, tart & fruitty
MF: Light bodied with slight carbonation, slightly wet
Super refreshing & fairly spot on for the style, a bit too clean perhaps
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 04:15:15 | More by russpowell
Prussia Berliner Style Weiss from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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