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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

184 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.67%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

mkf629, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of GeezLynn
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

“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.

GeezLynn, Aug 27, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

Chibeerguy1, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

cjw333, Aug 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

chanokokoro, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

pinnser, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Kelp, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

NeilFlaiz, Jul 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Dactrius, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of BeerisOK
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

BeerisOK, Jul 07, 2013
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2.15/5  rDev -38.2%
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!

GuzzLah, Jul 02, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

harrymel, Jul 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

bird22, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of stakem
2.26/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

stakem, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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"

jimmah120, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

leedorham, May 01, 2013
Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.