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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer - August Schell Brewing Company

Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat BeerStar Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beachscrat on 07-12-2013)
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

June 2013, cool fat bottom 750. Thanks Steasy66!!

Appearance. Pours a very light straw gold colour with just a touch of haze. Topped with a finger of frothy, bright white head.

Smell. Sweet and grainy wheat, some minerals and lactic funkiness with just a little bit of oaky vanilla.

Taste. Now that's more like it! Nice, but fairly mild lemony sourness, some sweet wheat, a touch of dry white wine and yellow pear.

Mouthfeel. Light body, medium-strong carbonation. Very thirst quenching.

Overall. A well made Berliner with a really nice level of sour.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 03:58:43 | More by Rutager
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale golden yellow. Clear. Small white head that doesn't last.

Smell - Wheaty grain. Lactic acidity, but faint. Faint grape aroma, really makes it champagney.

Taste - Mildly tart. Grainy wheat. Less fruity, but it's still there.

Mouthfeel - Light and very drinkable. High carbonation.

Overall - Simple and well brewed. To style.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:27:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in June so 8 months of age on this, poured into two pint glasses...

A - Yellow as the sun, half finger head that dissipates immediately. No lace to speak of

S - Wheat, oak, grains, lemon, spice, yeast, tang, musk

T - Lemon tart, oak, green apples, brett funk

M - Huge carbonation, light body, dry, refreshing

O - Excellent, refreshing and easy to drink. I love this. Only 3.5% but it's got enough complexity where you can sip and enjoy. Great job here!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 23:48:59 | More by rjp217
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, June 2013
Hill Farmstead stemware

A: Pours a cloudy hazy bright yellow color. Thin layer of bright white. Fades quickly.

S: Cereal grains. Tart lactic notes. Lemon. Strangely some spice. Dry. Slightly funky.

T: Right on the tip of the tongue, that nice light tart lactic flavor. It's not overly sour at all. You get those cereal grains. Dry. Some simple oak. Dry finish. Sourness is mostly up front. Syrup would help. Very nice.

M: Lighter side of medium. Fairly high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:57:46 | More by inlimbo77
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beagle75

Iowa

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, pale yellow color with two fingers of loose white foam that collapses to a stable cap. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Tangy and unctuous, with enough traditional bread qualities to make the smell seem deep for the style.

T: Begins dry, with bready wheat and lactic tartness that is cut by the softness of the wheat. For that reason the grain lingers more convincingly on the palate while the acidity seems a bit stale and disjointed.

M: Thin viscosity, soft on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Clean and traditional; quite refreshing. Although it seems a bit lifeless after it is allowed to sit, it is nice to see a domestic berlinerweisse executed by the numbers.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 15:22:27 | More by beagle75
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in a nonic pint.

Whoa, three finger's of crackling white foam. The plastic-y cap recedes quickly to a ring. Sunflower gold body has a great unfiltered haze.

The aromas are sweet and slightly sour, and not cloying. Lemon cake, powdered sugar, yeasty sourness, wheat bread. Not really a farmhouse scent, more clean sour, like what would be found in plain yogurt. Fantastic nose!

Flavors are similar to the nose with a slight tanginess leading. Mid - drink is soft on flavors of lemon yogurt, powdered sugar. This leads into granny smith apples, clean lemon sourness, and a flash of cracker malt and oak in the after taste.

Big medium body with a solid creaminess. It really adds heft to the beer. Still a little slick though, and in such a delicate beer, makes it seem almost flat. Long finish and slightly dry quality are another plus.

Star of the North is a real treat. Only 3.5 percent ABV? Not to worry, this thing is packed with tangy, sweet, and sour flavors that work wonderfully together. Please make this again!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 03:17:10 | More by Pintofbrown
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Josh. Thanks dude! Served in a snifter at the West Lakeview block party.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar and minimal lace. Hazy straw body with a slightly milky look to it.

S - You've got your typical Berliner flavors, with lactic tartness, unmalted wheat, light lemon, as well as some mild oak and vanilla flavors in the periphery.

T - The taste shows more brett presence, with a mild musky funk mixed into the flavor profile. Lots of yeast, wheat, lactic acidity, and light dry oak notes.

M - Medium-light body, with crisp effervescent carbonation. Very dry, and quite refreshing. Spot-on for this style.

D - A very easy to drink Berliner that's pretty crushable. If this were available locally I'd buy it regularly. I dig the authenticity with the wood fermentation vessels and wild yeast, and there's tons of flavor here for a 3.5% beer. Hope Schell's makes this a regular.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 04:44:40 | More by MasterSki
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Star of the North pours a yellow color with a large white head that doesn't quit. There is a flowery pale aroma. The taste is fruity light and crisp, very tart, mellow fruity flavors. Good full flavors, great body. Overall its a very nice drinking light berliner Weissbier.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:20:45 | More by vette2006c5r
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pale yellow, almost "white", with a gargantuan head, leaving copious lacing.

Aroma: weird and funky sour. Lemon peel. Cat pee. Sauvignon blanc.
Interesting stuff, to say the least.

Taste: Bracingly sour, and refreshingly so, too. More citric zest not he palate, more wild, sour funkification. Intense sour that never quits. Good consumability, nonstop refreshment. And never once did I cry out for a sweetening syrup.

I'm liking this lots. Good choice on Schell's part to put it in a large bottle at a high price. Not everyone's going to want to down this by the 12-pack. Hardly anyone, actually. And also cheers to them for actually brewing such a thing.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:40:45 | More by feloniousmonk
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emerge077

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Joe for sharing! Quick review from notes.
This was a highlight of the night.

Pours a brilliantly clear pale yellow, supercharged with champagne streamers of racing carbonation. Compact but sturdy head of bone white foam, it has a creamy texture and laces well on the glass.

Sour apple aroma with a slight cheese rind funk from the Lactobacillus.

Tastes like a very tart sour apple, super crisp and quenching, clean lacto tartness that dries out immediately in the finish. Expressive yeast flavors give it a unique fruity apple/crabapple taste and a vaguely funky wild yeast character. Spritzy champagne carbonation, zesty and light, just about perfect. The wood aging and Berlin yeast cultures seems to have benefitted this beer immensely.

One of the better American Berliner Weisse examples out there, hope they continue making this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 01:49:08 | More by emerge077
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mattafett for gifting this bottle to me. Very generous of you! Thanks again!

loud pop when the cork comes out of the bottle.

Classy and simple looking 750ml C&C bottle; the beer is poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

bottled on 6/2013.

review #750.

Appearance: slightly pale and slightly hazy straw yellow bodied beer. Towering three fingers of white head that has decent staying power. The head slowely drops down to a thin cap. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Fruity, bright, tart, and lactic nose on this beer! Earthy and cheesy funk. Very yeasty. Wheat malts and fresh baked bread.

Taste: mild tartness. green apple skin and white grapes with a hint of yeast. Bready and wheat malts. Mild earthy funk that is reminacent of brett with a hint of oak. Hinting of citrus specifically lemons and limes with some light cheesy funk in the finish. Very well balanced and lots of flavor! WOW!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Bright and refreshing. Sturdy and impressively clean. Super drinkable. As the beer rolls over your tongue, the bubles come to life with an eppervescent rush over your tongue and for a quick moment it makes the beer feel a little fuller almost like its creamy. As crazy as it sounds...I think that this beer drinks below its 3.5% abv.

Overall: This is the best Berlinner Weiss that I have ever drank. Its a true bench mark of the beer style. Its a timeless beer, that I dont think that I could ever get tired of it. This is the first and only beer that August Shell has brewed that really impressed me. This is a go to beer for a hot summer day to quench your thirst better than water. I think that this beer has a niche similiar to a table beer because it will hold up well with any meal or food you could think of. This beer would be a staple in my fridge if I could get a few more bottles of it!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:43:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

75cl C&C bottle, bottled 6/2013, shared with Doug today while brewing. Poured into a Bell's snifter 9/9/2013. Review #199.

Looks like a Berliner Weiss. Pale, golden body with a nice thick head and good retention. Solid lacing. Looks so refreshing, it's looking perfect for the 93 degree weather.

Smell is delicious. Tart green apple acidity with a bit of white grape sweetness and even a slight bit of funk. Smells like a sweet, funky champagne really. So refreshing, we can't wait to dive into this beer.

Flavour doesn't let us down here. It's a full flavoured Berliner Weiss. Sweet, tart apple and grape fruit skins. Its not too sour, but just perfectly tart and lactic. A bit of lemon juice in here too to mix things up with a little acidity. This is a perfectly full flavoured Berliner Weiss.

Mouth feel is the best. Almost full bodied (really a medium body) but its so creamy and well carbonated that it drinks like a substantial beer. I look here and it says 3.5%, which blows my mind. Its such a full bodied Berliner Weiss with a great flavour profile that finishes just slightly dry. Its so refreshing and sessionable.

This is the best Berliner Weiss I've ever had. Beats out New Glarus' offering for sure. Its fuller bodied with much stronger flavours, with a puny 3.5% ABV hit. I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes the Berliner Weiss style.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:18:54 | More by Stevedore
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass. Bottled in June of 2013.

Appearance: Pours a pale and fairly hazy yellowish gold. Lots of fast rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of white head which fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, tart, fruity, and fairly acidic wheat aroma, a lot like a white wine. German ale yeast with lots of funk. Big mix of white wine like fruits with hints of white grapes, pear, green apple, lemon, and orange. Light hints of banana and bubblegum. Tart cherry like hints from the Brett presence. Soft bready hints of wheat, pils malt, straw, and crackers. Slight hints of pepper. A very interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, very funky and white wine like, although with a stronger citrus presence. Upfront German ale yeast with a lot of funk and a little white pepper. Strong tart and acidic fruit presence with big notes of white grapes, green apple, pear, orange, and lots of zesty lemon. The Brett funk comes through with some tart cherry like notes. Subtle notes of bubblegum and banana. Wheat driven bready malt presence with notes of grains, straw, and crackers. A very zesty and good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Very juicy, tart, and prickly. Very smooth.

Overall: A really good take on the Berliner Weissbier style. Good fruity and acidic wine presence with an interesting kick from the Brett. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 06:39:09 | More by MattyG85
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jeff for the initial bottle of this, then to Doug for a nice follow up! Pale straw, hazy and muddled with an almost green-like tint to the entire body. Fizzy head, like you'd see from a Sprite, that's gone in a matter of seconds with essentially nothing left in its wake. One thing's for sure... it definitely looks like a Berliner Weisse.

A metric ton of musty and damp funk gets dropped like a bomb from the initial whiff. Sweaty, moldy oak, damp old carpeting, and a good bit of lemon-lime fruit and skin that balances nicely. It finishes with a sharp acidity to the nostrils, letting you know that though this beer may be quite the motherfunker, you can surely expect some tartness from it.

And there it is... the first sip details a handful of sweet-tart like fruit skins; tart and lightly acidic, but it won't have you reaching for the antacid just yet (at least not until you skull the entire bottle solo one day). The mouth feel is effervescent and fading, crackling and snapping like Pop-Rocks in your mouth, allowing the tartness to cut your palate up pretty well.

The real star of the show, though, is the funk. It's undeniably powerful and eminently beautiful. Incredibly musty, full of cobwebs, and floating with chunky ass yeast notes. We're talking, like moldy, wet floorboards and a damp, musky, basement floor. Of course, in the best way possible. Big cereal grain and wheat-y finish on this one, with more cheesy funk and a touch of lemon skin.

Very solid Berliner Weisse, and extremely authentic for the style. One of the funkier ones out there, for sure. Wet blankets and bales of old hay, left and right, balanced by a great tartness that only imparts tingling levels of acidity in your throat. Mmm'mmm, good. The second time I had this with Doug, we mixed in some raspberries and simple syrup... I recommend this, as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 11:31:42 | More by tectactoe
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Musty, yeasty, moldy bread, cracker, tartness.

Taste: Tart lemons, tart and more tart! Bone dry finish.

Overall: Berliner Weiss is an interesting style and Schell's is a very good example. Tart, lemony, with a dry finish. A nice change of pace in the summer to mix in among the pilsners, wheats, and pales.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 18:28:32 | More by Mdog
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Jackmn

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok this is my first review but when I opened the bottle and started to drink this beer I ran right away to see what this stuff was. I was very surprised to see how highly this was rated here. I am not a beer expert necessarily but I drink beer in the $10-$18 / 12 pack so I don't drink swill either. I expected this to be like other wheat beers I have had and enjoyed, namely a Paulaner Hefe or others that I have had. I do not want to be too harsh because this may very well be (and by the reviews I believe it is) exactly how this beer should look and taste, but I have to say this tastes similar to stomach bile to me, specifically the taste of regurgitating beer when having a few too many. So anyway this did not agree with my palette and I won't be buying it again. For those of you who like this I say awesome, and thanks for supporting my local brewer :).

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 01:58:48 | More by Jackmn
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not sure why I waited. I've have this for several weeks. Nonetheless, now is the time as this labor day winds down.
Soft malt aroma and soft yeast that in time takes on a nice tart quality.
Very pale and quite cloudy. Fizzy and loud white head.
Very refreshing. Ale clean. Quite tart (sucks in the cheeks), yet somehow not excessive. Nice fruit flavors up front. Like eating a sweet then tart fruit. Strong yeast flavors (especially after pouring the whole bottle aggressively), but they blend niceley in the whole. Quite bubbly and closer to a moderate feel for such a light beer.
As noted very refreshing and enjoyable. Well done. Now to do with with some syryp

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 16:07:45 | More by garymuchow
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a goblet/snifter. Pours a cloudy straw with a lively, bubbly head that quickly disappears.

Aroma: Some funky tartness in the nose, citrus and even some melon-y notes as well.

Taste: Follows the nose with lemon and almost apple-like acidity. Some woody flavors are also perceptible

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and tart. Very refreshing, very easy to drink.

Overall: Delicious and refreshing. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 01:35:47 | More by jhawth
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml.

A: Pours a very light straw color with a nice white head.

S: Nice mild lactic acidity, some musty wheat, light notes of sour raspberry and wet wood, fresh grain in the nose. By the time you get down to the yeast dregs it smells pretty potently funky.

T: Taste bring moderate lemony tartness, some musty grape-like notes, lactic, crisp grain, slightly sweet wheat on the end, a hint of woodiness.

M: Light-bodied with zippy carbonation.

O: A very nice berliner weisse. Everything in perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 00:08:41 | More by Etan
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BigBadBeerSnob

South Dakota

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great sour that comes cork and caged by Schell's Brewing considering it's the first of it's kind by them. Overall great smell and tastes very light and crisp. Slight sour taste makes the beer very drinkable. I am looking forward to more like this from this brewery

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 01:12:36 | More by BigBadBeerSnob
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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gotta love Schell's. An oldest-school brewery that's stayed true to its roots but still wheels out the occasional crazy-ass stuff. Big, curvaceous 750 ML bottle split with my wife.

Pour is hyper-carbonated, with a couple of commercial breaks to let the white foam settle into the beer. Brew is an extremely light yellow, almost veering into off-white. Nose is big on Lemon Pledge (now I can't get that out of my tiny head), tart, with a nice grassland watercolor in the background. Very nicely decent.

Star of the North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer means you can identify the what this is from the label, eh? Dry, grassy wheat & lemon spritz make up the bulk of the bulk of the beer; tartness & more vacuum sucking dryness populate the middle. Acidity - how's that different than tartness, exactly - jumps in on the end, along with a graininess that sticks to the teeth. Light, effervescent, burp-inducing (that's number two), easy as hell to slug. I can totally see this in a pitcher on the deck next to a good steak.

Beautifully crafted beer, & I totally understand why people are digging it. Very good, bordering on excellent - doubtless one of the top 5 3.5% ABV brews in the Milky Way.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:38:43 | More by maximum12
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 20 July 2013. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very pale straw yellow, clear from the top of the bottle, cloudy from the bottom. One finger white head, nice retention and fuzzy lacing.

Smell is a soft grainy aroma, with a little bit of sour and lemon. On the faint side.

Taste is a really nice balance of ripe wheat and light lemony sour. It's just enough sour that you can't miss it, but subtle enough that it's not mouth-puckering. Delicate and really nicely balanced; delicious.

Feel is quite light-bodied, fizzy, like a cross between a typical wheat ale and a typical sour. Has the slightly prickly carbonation of a sour, but also the fuzzy soft carb of a wheat ale. Awesome.

A really nice berliner weisse. Has a great green mid-summer wheat feel, and the touch of sour makes it all the more refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 01:38:35 | More by zeledonia
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Santanax

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

WOW!!!! Second Berliner Weisse i have ever tried and this was amazing!!!! Bready goodness with clean crisp lemony lactic acidity that fills the pallet. Slight funk but no horse leather funk that comes with brett fermented beers...very champagne like.... extrememly enjoyable...had with some improvised rasberry simple syrup and was superb with and without.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 22:59:53 | More by Santanax
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful hazy golden yellow with about an inch of pure white head. Medium retention with little lacing. Some bready malt sweetness on the nose, but mostly a lactic/citric tart aroma. Smells great. When you first drink there is some malt sweetness that is slightly bready and even slightly fruity, although I found it hard to nail this down. This was replaced very quickly though by a clean tartness that I found very well balanced and by no means over whelming. Thinking green apples and champagne. Nice dry finish. The tart lingers nicely and there is a touch of funk in the after taste that could be attributed to either the yeast or the old Cypress tanks the beer was aged in. The body is light and easy drinking although perhaps under carbonated. This beer is fantastic, both my wife and I loved it. A great summer beer. For a Schells product I was floored. Not that they are a bad brewery, but this is far above the bar for them. I am headed back to the bottle shop for a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 08:49:36 | More by jreindl
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AEHMJH

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured in 4 oz sample glasses - with and without the addition of Torani Raspberry syrup.

This is a beer unlike anything I've ever had from Schell's and it is nearly perfect!

Very light and crisp, almost wine-like in it's taste. Hints of lemon or even grape.

The "sour" comes at the end and a little bit of that is apparent in the initial aroma.

Among the three tasters present, it was a toss up as to whether or not the syrup flavoring was preferable. Both servings were very refreshing in the way a wine spritzer would be.

If my taste memory is intact, however, this is extremely close to a true Berliner Weisse.

Kudos to Jace Marti and crew at Schell's in New Ulm, Minnesota!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 19:17:50 | More by AEHMJH
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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.