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Berliner Weisse - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 52
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: weeare138 on 07-09-2006

Pale, German-style, light-bodied wheat beer with refreshing tart, acidic and lemony characteristics and little hop bitterness. Woodruff or raspberry syrup can be added to balance the sourness.

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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I know that you’re supposed to drink this style with a squire of raspberry or woodruff, but for a review, that made about as much sense as reviewing Corona with a lime in it. So, I went for the Berlinerweiss by itself.

This beer came a simple dark foggy straw color with just a few bubbles around the rim of my glass.

Smells of dry green grapes and a touch of citrus. This was really faint.

Tastes of sour and tart limes with a slight touch of wheat and rye. Mostly, this was just sour.

The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a prominent, tingly carbonation.

There really wasn’t much there. Makes me want to go back and try it with the rasp. or woodruff to see what I missed out on.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I took mine without syrup. The beer was a dull, pale yellow with a bit of haze topped by a thin, white head. The foam was already in a ring when served and it produced a bit of spotty lace. Mild aroma with some grain and a citrusy, lemon zest character. Strong tartness with a lemony sourness and a mild caramel or toffee candy sweetness that lingers in the finish. There's also a hint of earthiness as well. Light bodied with moderate carbonation and dryness. Slight slickness. Light, refreshing, and quite drinkable sans Woodruff syrup.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a transparent hazy pale gold with a small white head that slowly fades out. Small spots of lace are left around the glass.
Smell is light lemon zest with a tiny sour tartness on top of a gentle wheat blend.
Taste is of the same aromas in a nice blend.
Mouthfeel is very mild on all counts from the light mouthfeel to the simple tartness on wheat.
Drinkability is good and refreshing. I took mine naked despite the recommendations by the bartender to add the woodruff syrup.

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Berliner Weisse from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.