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

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

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BA SCORE
94
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185 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 25 | FT: 4
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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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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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.