Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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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
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Thanks yet again to styleisking for this one.
A heavily clouded pale gold color, this beer grows a moderately sized and extremely fluffy pure white head. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing is in the same moderation as the head itself in quantity and heaviness.
There's all kinds of everything going on in this aroma, and it's a little confusing. It wants to come together, but doesn't quite manage cohesion. I do get the notes I want, with tartness, funk and some sour fruits, but the phenols, light bitterness, grass/hay and bready malts complementing it add confusion rather than working together.
The flavor offer much of the same, and the boozy heat adds another element of confusion even as some of the aroma's confusion eases off. Lots of yeast, earth, tartness, sourness, funk, fruits, dryness and sweetness competing; it's interesting for sure. Ultimately, it's actually pretty good, just difficult to put together.
The feel moves back and forth between tangy/leafy dryness and fruity sorts of sweetness, but it's got the light sting on the tongue that doesn't hit too hard. The odd booziness gets to the mouthfeel just a little, but it's this beer's best aspect.
07-04-2014 15:59:55 | More by Brenden
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
02-14-2014 01:16:49 | More by Golfer3Aces
2.74/5 rDev -21%
“Bottled on 03/2012”
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.
08-27-2013 04:23:13 | More by GeezLynn
Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.