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Tart Berliner Weisse | Champion Brewing Company

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Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
39.1%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional sour wheat ale inspires by the German original. Made with wheat and pale malt, this beer is refreshing and quaffable with flavors of sourdough and citrus fruit.

Added by pvo on 02-18-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by pvo:
Photo of pvo
4.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden, hazy; similar to a hefeweizen.

Smell: a little bit sour, but also not that much there.

Taste: sour without being overwhelmingly so.

Mouthfeel: crisp, dominated by the tartness.

Overall: very good; I wish more breweries made beers like this. I wonder if they do because Charlottesville has a developed market for cider, so people are more willing to have cider-like beer.

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Photo of Guden
2.92/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is light golden crystal clear with a medium sized white head. The aroma is nondescript with a dry finish. The flavor is gull of citrus and is highly carbonated.

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Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours almost clear on color, small fizzy head tat disappears completely. Tart and wheaty aroma. Taste is very thin and tart, with a hint of lemon. Finish is dry with toasted wheat. Light body and carbonation, pretty simple, a nice palate cleanser but nothing else

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Photo of KYGunner
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I love a Berliner Weiss and I found this to several elements that made it special but it kept a pervasive corn malt flavor that just about ruined it. Nice balanced tartness and a light sour flavor helps this drink incredibly smooth and refreshing. It's very strong on the wheat malt side but then the corn washes it away.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tarheels4life23
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A thanks to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, some wheat. Taste is tart, light, lemons, a bit of wheat, dry at the finish. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rjp217
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vwbus7
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

This has got to be the most palest Berliner I have ever seen. Bright faded hay straw body color, with an emphasized clarity and long streams of cola bubbles. Almost Zima looking here, with a one finger bright head, minimal retention and very thin collar that dissolves quickly to next to nothing.

Very tart nose for the aroma. Strong fruit notes of lemon, hiding powdered flour like grain in the back behind it. Hints to a bit of crab apple with some good puckering sensations, seems very large.

Palate comes with a good emphasis on tartness but in a very different angle. Clean finishing, slow bready aromatics on the aftertaste which is a good plus that really builds. Mid palate though is very wet, and has a very cidery feel and character taste to it as well. Mid palate has more apple than fruit like qualities and also some gaseous mild dioxide like character.

Overall a very odd berliner, coming off more like cider than beer, some good malt and bready finish luckily saves it from being a complete bust.

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Photo of ecmoon3
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
2.14/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jorrx003
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bubseymour
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Can poured into a glass with a ever-so-slightly hazed, uber-pale golden body and a tiny white crown. The head dies out almost immediately to a tiny belt at the edges with lace rarely sticking to the glass.

S- General lactic sourness with hints of lemon and a touch of whole wheat. Green apple and pale grapes also comes to mind (not in the off flavor sort of way though).

T- Based on the aroma I expected a bit more tartness and overall the acidity is rather low with just a hint of lactic lemony tarts. Finishes more raw-grainy and wheaty than the aroma suggested with notes of diluted lemon water lingering.

MF- Very much light bodied with somewhat of a seltzer feel due to a lack of smoothing textures; ever so slightly foamy. High end carbonation and just a touch of tartness.

Solid sort of middle-of-the-road example of the style with a light tartness and general lack of lacto complexity. Quaffable indeed but also lacking an oomph from both the wheat and souring agents.

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Photo of lillitnn92
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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Tart Berliner Weisse from Champion Brewing Company
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