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Berliner Weisse - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
79
okay

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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sweemzander

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:04:42 | More by sweemzander
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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.

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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 19:51:12 | More by BEERchitect
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Berliner Weisse from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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