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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy straw, no head or lacing, single vibrant stream of carbonation in the center.

S: Slightly tart and sour lemon balanced by bready yeast.

T: Delicate yeast funk, the sourness is diminished here a little, but still apparent. Lemon. Near-dry. No alcohol apparent, even with these light flavors. A little watery, and I'd like more sourness, but the flavors there are clean and balanced.

F: Light bodied, fine carbonation.

O: A bit watery, but still enjoyable, and were it not for the ABV, sessionable in the extreme. Another viewpoint is that they show restrain in their formula.

1000lbgrizzly, Sep 20, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, slight lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of wheat, and strong yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, decent feel, okay body, and good blend.

Tone, Sep 19, 2014
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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!!!

StonedTrippin, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

FrogOut69, Aug 23, 2014
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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.