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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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192 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 49
Gots: 21 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Extremely pale yellow in color with a slight haze and a large, creamy, snow-white foam head. This beer is rather light on the palate and very dry. A lively carbonation accentuates the refreshingly tart acidity. Expect an interesting mix of fruity flavors reminiscent of ripe lemons and apple juice with a touch of spice and a subtle brett character.

(Beer added by: beachscrat on 07-12-2013)
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -53.1%

TooGood, Mar 15, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -44.1%
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 :).

Jackmn, Sep 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Chucker17, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

koes0024, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

jtladner, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

markasparov, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

tuckerlikesbeer, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

bcm75, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of beagle75
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

beagle75, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

sparx1100, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

DominoDoug, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Gotti311, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

jimmah120, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

N_Schleret, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

zestar, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Soneast, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

vette2006c5r, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of jhawth
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

jhawth, Aug 31, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

corked and caged 750ml bottle

A-pours a hazy straw lemon yellow color with great carbonation but a fast receding pure white head very little lacing or collar
S- tart fruit with sour funk and wheat also a cracker meal sourdough smell
T- a tart white wine/champagne burst with a sour brett/cracker bread middle wheat and cheese tastes with funk and lemon round this out
M- tart with high carbonation a champagne and sour cheese coating
O-tasty and drinkable on a hot summer day love this style with not alot of offerings on the shelf

gatornation, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Sammy, Sep 01, 2013
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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.