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North Country Brünette - August Schell Brewing Company

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North Country Brünette
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: darky on 05-05-2014)
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Reviews by bsp77:
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy orangish-brown with decent off-white head.

Smell: Tart apple, lemon and cherry. Some sweeter dark fruits as well.

Taste: Very malty with bread, biscuit and lots of semi-sweet dark fruits. Nice tart counterbalance of lemons, apples and cherries. The wood aging is very noticeable on the finish.

Feel: Light to medium bodied and fairly effervescent. Exceedingly dry and tart finish.

Overall: Definitely more malty and balanced than a standard Berliner Weisse. There is almost a Flemish quality to this one. This is my least favorite of the three Schell's Noble Star beers so far, but that just shows how stupendous this lineup has been. Another great job overall.

05-11-2014 02:49:52 | More by bsp77
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-07-2014 03:51:17 | More by DaftPatrick
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass. Bottled in March of 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A tart, funky, and sweet aroma with good hints of fruits, Brett, and yeast. Tart and sweet hints of fruit including some cherries, green apple, berry, prune, and lemon. Big funky presence of Brett yeast giving some cheese like barnyard aroma. Bready malt hints with some wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Fairly acidic. A pretty interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a funky, tart, and fairly sweet Weiss taste with big notes of fruit, Brett, and wheat. Nicely tart and moderately sweet taste of fruit with notes of cherries, berries, green apple, lemon, and dark prune and plum. Fairly acidic and dry. Good presence of funky Brett yeast with notes of funky and grassy cheese. Bready malt with notes of wheat, biscuit, grains, and cracker. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Nicely tart, drying, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a Berliner Weiss beer. Good balance of funk with the tart fruit notes.

06-18-2014 04:26:12 | More by MattyG85
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-09-2014 23:56:31 | More by sgttibbs
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2014 16:09:52 | More by roostor07
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Tuckersmth

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2014 21:47:07 | More by Tuckersmth
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2014 13:07:04 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to Jeff for getting me addicted to this brewery. 750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 1 finger light cream colored head with great retention. Beer is a dark, semi-clear mahogany. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Color is really dark for a Berliner. But otherwise solid.

Nose is vinegar, dark red fruit, cherry stem, peat, and oak with a mellow tartness. Really nice but a bit too subtle.

Opens tart cherry, raspberry and other dark red fruit. Some soy sauce, vinegar and peat. Very sour with a touch of lemon and more red fruit in the middle. Just a bit of wheat at the end that leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. Really nice.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down foamy and puckering. Finishes accented with a slightly lingering, filmy aftertaste. Awesome!

This is a combination berliner and oud bruin... a very unique concept and its pulled off perfectly here. Another huge winner from August Schell. Definitely seek this one out!

08-12-2014 01:09:16 | More by SpeedwayJim
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-26-2014 15:08:39 | More by markcp
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morimech

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%

Dark brown with amber tint. Hard to say if it is cloudy, hazy, or clear because of the darkness of the beer. One finger of head forms before quickly settling to a thick film. Very little lacing is left down the glass.

Funky aroma of mostly lactobacillus. Funky cheese and sour fruit. Just a hint of brett and its barnyard smells. Plenty of wheat in the aroma. Not getting much from the darker malt.

A little bit rich malt flavor that differentiates this from the previous Noble Star beers. The funkiness and sourness does not seem to be at the same level. A little bit sweeter but still a dry beer. Some funky cheese and sour apple with the addition of some caramel and chocolate notes.

Effervescent carbonation if a little bit bigger body. Maybe it is my imagination that I think the body is larger because of the more robust malt.

A really good Berliner Weiss but probably my least favorite of the three released to date from August Schell. Keep brewing them and I will keep buying them.

05-10-2014 21:21:49 | More by morimech
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California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Kansas

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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North Dakota

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Pennsylvania

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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North Country Brünette from August Schell Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.