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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

182 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | 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 -13.8%

neckbeered, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Codycusey, Jul 27, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

TheSSG, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ajmorriso1, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Bosoxfan20, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

KlayWey, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Canada_Dan, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

FeDUBBELFIST, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Schlafly33, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

styleisking, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brenden, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

beersdmf17, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Inglewood, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Golfer3Aces, Feb 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

derekb_25, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

damienblack, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jheezee, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Kahlerbock, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

mkf629, Sep 13, 2013
Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.