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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

156 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

08-15-2013 00:34:52 | More by Chibeerguy1
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-13-2013 14:28:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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cjw333

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-08-2013 06:45:47 | More by cjw333
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.2%

08-08-2013 01:27:30 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-30-2013 01:57:51 | More by chanokokoro
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pinnser

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2013 20:27:39 | More by pinnser
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-21-2013 09:44:46 | More by Kelp
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-18-2013 05:17:27 | More by duff247
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-11-2013 21:33:33 | More by doremite
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

07-11-2013 21:32:49 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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NeilFlaiz

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-09-2013 22:07:25 | More by NeilFlaiz
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

07-08-2013 04:04:43 | More by Zbeetleman
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

07-08-2013 02:50:05 | More by Dactrius
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BeerisOK

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this beer earlier this year on a friend's recommendation. I finally found a hot day to pour this for my wife and I. It had been chilled for several hours before serving.

Appearance was a nice golden color with small head and lots of effervescence.

The aromas reminded me of citrus and floral notes.

Taste was wonderful. Very carbonated with the sweet citrus up front. Finish was good with little heat in the finish.

Mellowed out after letting it sit. Carbonation settled down as well. Very drinkable and wish I had bought more. Wonderful beer to quench your thirst on a hot day, especially in Oklahoma.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 19:09:41 | More by BeerisOK
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GuzzLah

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottled a year ago.

A - poured a clear gold with a standard head. Light lace. Very bubbly.

S - Aroma that reminds be of a Belgian yeast fermented at the wrong temperature with a dash of perfume.

T - Ambiguous flavor. Slightly salty. Somewhat harshly boozy with fusels. Blech!

M - Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel which is not good for the style. Slightly tart, but not crisp or refreshing and nowhere near as tart as it should be.

O - A poor example of the style and not even a good beer regardless of style. GT normally brews some pretty good beer, but this one is a certified dud. I'm struggling to finish the last 8oz of the bomber. Dieses Bier ist kein Berliner!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:41:50 | More by GuzzLah
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harrymel

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

07-02-2013 22:41:43 | More by harrymel
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illidurit

California

2/5  rDev -42.2%

06-29-2013 02:01:22 | More by illidurit
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-28-2013 20:40:58 | More by redleg411
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bird22

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-27-2013 18:05:21 | More by bird22
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.26/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew pours a hazed orange color with a white froth topping. It fades to a thin film atop. A swirl revives an off-white finger and produces some spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is filled with sulfur initially, then lemon and perfume almost like coriander. Clove and yeast spiciness is present through the middle which is awkward for the style. Lemony fruit and mild funk like lacto/yogurt and earth/minerals are the lasting impression left in the nose.

The taste is clove spiciness, caramel malt sweetness and some lemony fruit aspects. The alcohol is readily apparent with a mild yogurt tartness that gets cut by the prominent alcohol character. The aftertaste has sulfur, minerals and a strange twist of fruit like apple/pear skins.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. By and far, this is a bad example of a berliner weisse. It is atypical of everything a good berliner is...even by "imperial" standards. Instead of light, refreshing and tart this feels like a strong hefeweizen gone terribly wrong. I would not recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 14:05:21 | More by stakem
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

big ole' wine bottle, review is from notes

look is a cloudy yellow-brown(hmm..). small head that fades instantly. smell is sweet tangerine, coriander, wet grass, clove. taste follows: crisp and clean, yeast, lemon, earthy hops. slightly cloying in the finish, otherwise great feel.

"badgers badgers badgers badgers badgers badgers MUSHROOM MUSHROOM"

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 05:00:52 | More by jimmah120
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

05-01-2013 15:06:31 | More by leedorham
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LuceScrew

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-27-2013 22:24:50 | More by LuceScrew
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had at a recent bottle share.

Slightly hazy golden-yellow pour, with a large, fizzy, white head that receded to a thin layer of bubbles, leaving some dissipating lacing on the glass. Quite wheaty in the nose, lemongrass, yeast. in the taste, lightly toasted wheat, grass, yeasty sourdough, light touches of lemon and under-ripe banana. Not amazingly flavorful or distinctive, but still pretty crisp and refreshing. Light-medium and fairly enjoyable, but I wouldn't exactly call it exemplary of the style. However, on drinkability alone, I wouldn't mind revisiting this one, preferably on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 10:22:56 | More by Rifugium
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-20-2013 13:28:02 | More by jreindl
Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.