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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Snarling Badger Berliner WeisseSnarling Badger Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
79
okay

142 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 142
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 18.16%


Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
In Berliner Weisse we think we’ve found the perfect style for our summer Cellar Reserve. This north German wheat beer is traditionally brewed and released very fresh. It has a light body from the wheat and refreshingly tart acidity that make it a perfect summer thirst-quencher. Its lemony tartness is provided by a secondary fermentation with lactobacillus, the same microorganism that’s responsible for yogurt’s tang. That tartness increases and improves with age, so the people of Berlin are known to buy extra bottles to bury in their gardens for two years or more.

As usual with our Cellar Reserves, we’ve taken a traditional style and added our own twist. In this case we’ve tripled the strength over the traditional beer, which should only increase its aging potential. For the primary fermentation we used a traditional Bavarian hefeweizen yeast that produces soft notes of banana and clove. We followed that with lactobacillus and six months in conditioning to create a complex fruity acidity that compliments the soft sweet malt tones and a unique ale that is both fulfilling and refreshing.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-11-2012)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

25.4oz brown bottle, freshness date on the label and vintage year on the neck.

LOOK: Slightly cloudy, gold color, sufficient lacing

SMELL: Bready, mild tartness, doughy biscuits, grassy, yeast, soft, taffy, banana peel, phenolic

TASTE: Mild tartness, fresh pears, green banana, peppery, crackers, grassy, yeast, mild phenols, gummy, walnut skin, foral, alcohol, dry grain finish

Not as tart as expected, just enough perhaps. I know this is an amped up version though it could have been labeled as a helles weizenbock and we'd all have a different mindset here. Not a huge problem with me though, just hoped to have my palate puckered.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:26:50 | More by Jason
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On sale for 3.99 at my local liquor store. Can't beat the price for 22oz and 7.5 abv.

A. Looks good. About a finger of head. A peach type if color.
S. All I can smell is wine.
T. Fruity. Maybe peaches. Almost tastes like fruit cocktail juice.
M. Light mouth feel. Ends dry like a red wine. (Of the red wines I have tried they have finished dry. No wine experience)
O. I haven't had many of this style that I know of. That being said it, its not a bad beer. I would try again.

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Pours a hazy shade of bronze with a huge fluffy white head. The best description I can give of the smell is that it is like a hefeweizen with some added hops and faint lactic acid.
Whoa, mouthfeel is on the heavy side, with none of the spritzy carbonation typical for the style.
Surprisingly sweet, with a little caramel maltiness and some yeast flavors – apple, banana and maybe lemon if you’re really stretching things. Very little of the tartness described on the attached label. Too sweet. Closer to a weizenbock than a Berliner.

Overall: an okay beer but a complete failure of a berlinerweisse (imperial or otherwise). I’ve enjoyed most of the Grand Teton beers I’ve tried in the past, but this is an exception (although rather fitting for a beer named after a badger). Maybe if it is aged long enough, it will dry out and develop some berliner attributes.

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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.