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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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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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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.