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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

173 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

a very god ale, right on for summer and super easy drinking and refreshing and all. my only issue, and its a big one, is that is this really sour mashed like a berliner should be? is it really tart? sour? funky? sessionable? lots of no and a yes there. it truly is sessionable, but there is no lacto there at all, let alone a sour mash or a funky weirdness or lemon kick. lightness is there, real sessionable and low abv and all of that, but no tart to the taste, no citrus kick or acidity, its just an ale, and for something billed as a wild, its real disappointing. the way thier oud bruin is a good beer, but not good as an oud briun, this does basically the same thing. tasty as a beer, fully, but not enough as a berliner, missing a lot of key elements. light and clean, but show me the sour!!!

08-26-2014 02:43:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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FrogOut69

California

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-23-2014 01:30:50 | More by FrogOut69
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured into an IPA glass????

A faded orangish body holds up a ... no, there is no head! Or lacing. The aroma is very tart with Granny Smith apples coming to mind. Also hints of banana and clove. The taste is pretty tart as well. You have to really try hard to pick out the malt from all of the tartness. The mouthfeel is slightly acidic!

Overall, pretty tart. Too much in fact.

08-22-2014 21:22:29 | More by JuicesFlowing
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

08-20-2014 00:22:46 | More by atone315
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

12oz bottle picked up at the COOP... Pours a pretty hazy dark yellow... no real head to speak of and no lacing.

Nose shows some very light yogurt qualities (that may just be in my head)... but the big player is wheaty pale malt and some yeasty phenols that remind me of clove.

Flavor is a sweet mess of fruity pear and apple esters that belong no where in the same breath of anything Berliner. xx

Body is entirely too thick... This brew is pretty much a disaster IMO.

2.5/2.75/2.75/2.75/2.75

08-19-2014 05:18:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-17-2014 05:43:54 | More by jgunther71
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-16-2014 01:18:49 | More by krome
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +18.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on 5/23/14.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A funky, tart, and fruity wheat forward aroma with hints of spice and citrus. Wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, grains, cracker, yeast, and caramel. Big hints of the lacto funk. Spice hints of coriander, clove, and pepper. Good fruit presence with zesty hints of lemon, orange, banana, and pear. A pretty decent Hefeweizen like aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a tart, funky, and sweet wheat driven taste with notes of fruit and spice. Wheat and pale malt with some bready notes of grains, straw, cracker, Hefeweizen yeast, and caramel. Spice notes of coriander, pepper, and clove. Big presence of lactobacillus funk. Fruit notes of lemon zest, banana, orange, green apple, and pear. A pretty solid wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a somewhat high level of carbonation. Tart, sweet, prickly, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty nice spin on the Berliner Weisse style. Good mix of funk and spices with some zesty fruit esters.

08-14-2014 07:37:29 | More by MattyG85
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-14-2014 00:20:00 | More by jkn09
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-11-2014 18:11:43 | More by DrMindbender
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-10-2014 17:37:31 | More by thatoneguymike
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Jac521

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-09-2014 18:29:00 | More by Jac521
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-07-2014 18:22:38 | More by Ncpogs
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-07-2014 02:24:47 | More by Chucker17
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-06-2014 14:29:54 | More by thufflife
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-03-2014 18:10:36 | More by JoelClark
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-02-2014 03:35:18 | More by neckbeered
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Codycusey

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-27-2014 22:43:06 | More by Codycusey
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a huge, frothy, white head that has really good persistence. A nice yeasty aroma that is a touch tart. Hazy, straw color. Starts a bit tart, yeasty, and with a bit of grainy hop. Wells up into a big banana/clove yeastiness. Quite dry. Finish is biscuity malt with yeast in the background.

Overall, this isn't too bad. It's like a mildly sour hefeweizen. I like a Berliner that's most assertively tart, and a bit thinner, actually.

07-26-2014 02:17:31 | More by TheSSG
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Ajmorriso1


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-18-2014 16:29:00 | More by Ajmorriso1
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-16-2014 02:55:49 | More by Bosoxfan20
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KlayWey

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -28%

07-15-2014 21:19:21 | More by KlayWey
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-15-2014 21:02:00 | More by Canada_Dan
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-14-2014 21:41:03 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-14-2014 12:15:02 | More by Schlafly33
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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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