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Berliner Weisse - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
78
okay

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Etan on 09-14-2013)
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Reviews by bound4er:
Photo of bound4er
2.91/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 16 ounce bottle.

A. Light straw color with some turbidity. Nice puffy white head that laces quite well.
S. Bready nose with just a hint of lemon - very little else going on.
T. Lemon juice and malt built on a very light frame. Refreshing but devoid of flavor.
M. Light bodied with minimal carbonation.
O. When the appearance of a beer is its highlight you know something is not right. In a blind tasting I would never guess Berliner Weisse. Would be okay after mowing the lawn to rehydrate but that's about it.

bound4er, Sep 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This resembles lemonade in its appearance as it has a bright yet watery body. The head builds in a flood of bubbles but it knits tightly.

The aroma is appropriately lemony, dry with a hoppy balance. The hops are more piney but not resiny.

The taste is a tinge acidic lemon juice with less sweetness than lemonade. The hop character also comes through but the bitterness it cut out and it seems to work. This is then supported by a bready malt that ends the taste.

The feel is in line with the acidic lemon but it's not hopelessly bitter. This is actually immensely drinkable and easily sessionable.

This has gotten several poor reviews but I found it to be enjoyable,different and strangely like a Radler.

KYGunner, Dec 18, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale lemony pastel gold, slightly hazed, soapy cap of foam on top. Pretty effervescent, with sticky lace all around the sides.

Aroma is slightly lemony and wheaty, pretty textbook Berliner, though fairly faint.

Taste is nicely tart, very light bodied with a certain crisp minerality from the lactobacillus. Underripe fruit tartness at first with a smooth wheaty dryness in the aftertaste. Easy drinking, not bad at all. Wondering if the added shelf time contributed to the tart and dry character.

emerge077, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

mkf629, Dec 07, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip.
3.2% ABV

A - Hazy pale yellow, this cloudy beer pours with a plume of dense stark white foam that grips the glass leaving thick clumps of lace.

S - Hinterland's Berliner Weisse has a nice tart and acidic nose of a Berliner with a more vibrant hop profile of citrus zest and underlying herbal notes.

T - Delicious grainy pale malt undertones give the base of this Berliner a classic crisp and simple flavor profile that develops quickly, changing to tart white grape skin and lemon zest citrus from ramped-up hop additions.

M - Effervescent carbonation dances on the tongue, joyfully adding to the beer's bright and ethereal crispness while dry tartness finishes out with a faint trail of bitterness for ultimate drinkability!

O - Hinterland has put a slightly hoppy spin on the classic and Berliner Weiss style that's rapidly growing in popularity but at the end of the day, their slight variation of citrusy hops does little to affect the true core of the style; tart and crisp with exceptional drinkability.

BeerFMAndy, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

JaySat, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

BuckTuckian, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

pknyc, Mar 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

BGsWo22, Mar 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

Loogs, Oct 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

ShanePB, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle.

A: Pours a cloudy darkish yellow with a spongy white head and great lacing.

S: The aroma is completely surprising: sweet papaya-like hop notes dominate. A bit of lactic character and wheat comes through as well.

T: Taste brings grassy, slightly citrusy hoppiness, mild lactic tartness, a bit of hop bitterness, and a pleasant wash of grain in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This berliner is hopped way too much to stay true to style. I can't imagine Hinterland would do this unintentionally, but I just don't know. I like the beer, but I have to dock points given that this is simply advertised as a berliner and not a "hoppy berliner" or something like that.

Etan, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Riik3, Mar 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

DTown, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

tfsimpkins, May 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a pale yellow color. Produced a very nice head of frothy white. Surprising retention and even some thick clumpy lacing left behind. A great looking beer for the style.

(S)- Bone dry with subtle tart lemon rind. Otherwise fairly clean but with a kiss of lemongrass and straw.

(T)- Again, very bone dry with some subtle lemon rind/lemongrass combo. Not very tart by any means but some minimal grainy bread yeast bits.

(M)- A nice spritzy carbonation level. In general, it is a bit flat flavor-wise. The acidity actually becomes quite nice as it opens up over time.

(O)- A solid first attempt at the style for Hinterland. This might improve with time, but hard to say. With a little tweaking, this could be a good one.

sweemzander, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

krome, Apr 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ancient in its roots but refreshing in its revamping- the classic northern German sour wheat ale pokes through all the craziness of the ever-evolving craft beer market with a crazy and rustic flavor of days gone by. Maybe experimentation has always been there?

With its canary-yellow color and its classic wheaty haze, the beer simply glows with an elegant pale golden appearance. As its dainty but tightly woven head develops, it eventually dissolves back into the beer because of its own acidity that outplays its wheat structure.

The bright scent of lemon drops is lightly candied but progressively tart with a complementary waft of lime, green apple, under-ripened berries and white grape. An earthier tone rises for a mild whiff of sea air and musty wheat, that when its mild hop scent emerges reminds me of damp straw. Heading into taste, a bready sense of wheat greets the nose as well as the early palate.

That's when the short-lived sweetness of candied citrus and light bread offer a certain roundness to support the sourness to come. As the sweetness trails, its beautiful acidity comes to life with the same tart berry, apple, grape and lemon-lime characteristics that were picked up by the nose. Its mouth-watering sourness is clean, crisp and ultimately palate cleansing- giving the ale an acute refreshment rather than beating the taste buds with complexity and phenolic spice. Its light bitterness is of fragrant grasses and is the perfect partner to the echoes of wheat that close its taste.

Malty-dry and sharply acidic, the early carbonation makes the beer both highly effervescent with a sprite prickle to the tongue and also creamy with its embedded dextrin-rich wheat structure. With those bubbles, the acidity bursts on the palate that ushers in a fast-fleeting finish that causes the bulk of its taste to resonate more so in finish and aftertaste than during the middle. This further reinforces the element of refreshment and drinkability that makes Berlinerweiss so damn charming (if done properly). ...and at sub-4% abv, its finishes is minty-cool rather than warm but with a trail of vanilla.

Hinterland hit this classic style squarely on the head. The only thing that would win me even more over is to dry the malt even more, as this would also elevate its acidity and clean up its earthen must qualities. Regardless, put this regal ale aside of my parmesan cheese and herb salami anytime.

BEERchitect, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

jgunther71, Apr 19, 2014
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Berliner Weisse from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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