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Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse - Passion Fruit | Mikkeller ApS

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Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse - Passion FruitHallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse - Passion Fruit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner-style Weisse beer brewed with Passionfruit

Added by kuishinbo_tantei on 12-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,499
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
pDev:
5.96%
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of roadhouse
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ZEB89
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zimm421
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentusaurus
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JW_WNC
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a cylinder glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a massive, foamy, very long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: An enticing aroma of passion fruit, salt, wheat, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of saltiness, a bit of wheat, some citrus notes (lemon, in particular), a definite sour quality (gets more prevalent as it goes along), and a lot of the advertised passion fruit. An extremely fruit-centric Berliner Weissbier that's lively and tasty. Quite likable.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a very solidly made, easy to drink take on the Berliner Weissbier. A very good beer for the summer months: Light and refreshing.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fmccormi
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 500ml/16.9oz can to an oversized wineglass (JK stem) with a freshness date of what would appear to be October 19, 2017 (“UF1808 19/10/17”). To me, that would suggest a six-month freshness date, meaning it was canned around April 19, 2017. That would make the can, oh, a bit over two months old, eleven or twelve weeks. Shouldn’t be too much of an issue for this style.

Appearance (5.0): This pours out an eager three and a half fingers of lush, bone-white foam, capping a very hazy, glowing yellow body with juicy, orange undertones. Whoaaaaa Mama, this is an attractive Berliner. And, the head dies down quite slowly for the style, and leaves a LOT of thin, delicate lacing composed of tightly-woven, foamy film on all sides of the glass. As the head recedes, it dissipates to a rocky cap. This is the best-looking Berliner I’ve seen.

Smell (4.0): Lush, sweet passionfruit, edging toward the juicy and away from the pungent, funky side of the fruit. Almost perfumey, in that way. It’s blended with a strain of lemon juice and a touch of lime zest that keeps it light, bright, and showcases the snappy, electric side of this style. Sourdough crust and a bit of common cracker come out a little bit, but the nose is very much dominated by the beer’s passionfruit aroma and zingy lactic acid.

Taste (4.0): Here, the passionfruit again leans away from pungent and funky, instead moving toward syrupy, condensed passionfruit nectar, livened up by the flash of lemony lactic acid that crops up just past the mid-palate. The malt here comes off as a little fuller, but still fairly anonymous, than many Berliners today. Or, it may just seem that way due to the surprising slickness of the passionfruit included here. Also, the lactic acid is definitely there and firm enough, but it’s not as puckeringly sour and dry as I was expecting. The finish moves past the bright lactic acid and into another wave of fruitiness that’s part passionfruit, part overripe peach, and pretty tasty. After a while, it leaves an afterimage of sorts that’s a really funky mix of passionfruit pith and lime zest, which I really dig.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Carbonation is very fine-grained and evenly distributed, foaming up just gently with the slightest prickle, whereas the body feels surprisingly full for a 3.7% ABV sour beer. It finishes just dryly enough, leaving equal impressions of syrupy fruit character and dry, sour, tingly Berliner. Not quite the prototypical interpretation of the style, but very, very good and extremely satisfying in its own way.

Overall (4.0): This is an interesting beer. I like Berliners a fair amount, and I’m obsessed with passionfruit, so this beer seemed like a no-brainer to me. It’s not quite as complex and nuanced as my favorite interpretations of the style, but I like its constituent parts so much that it’s hard not to like it, a lot. (Which I do.) Recommended if you’re a tourist of the Berliner Weisse galaxy of beers, and definitely recommended if you like passionfruit.

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Photo of FBGordon
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw with a frothy meringue head that maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Delicate whiffs if tropical fruits and candied citrus fruits. Ever so slight yeasty phenols of white pepper, but the sweet fruit aromas dominate softly.

T: Sweet tartness rolls across the tongue, sugar-coated lemon at first, diminishing into tart tropical fruits that build on the palate. A touch of barely perceptible lacto funk that quickly gets behind the residual fruit flavors.

M: Crisp with tight carbonation, the rear of your palate tingles with the sour tang of the lemon and tropical fruit flavors. The tartness adds a heaviness on the palate that belies the beer's light frame and low ABV. My mouth waters continuously while drinking this.

O: While the passion fruit isn't very obvious in this version, I still found the fruit flavors to bounce back and forth from citrus to tropical, which I enjoyed greatly. With just the right amount of tartness and a crisp carbonic bite, I enjoyed drinking this Berliner Weisse and will keep a few in my collection for regular consumption.

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Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml can into tulip glass, best before 10/19/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale straw/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fatnastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, passion fruit, peach, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, and grass; with light notes of pepper, lacto funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, passion fruit, peach, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, and grass; with light notes of pepper, lacto funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, passion fruit, peach, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/acidic, and slightly tannic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.7%. Overall this is an awesome fruited Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced tartness/acidity. Great fruit presence and balance, with great complexity for the style. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. Canned 4/19/16. Served in a goblet.

Pours pours a light, muted straw yellow with a tall three finger and change cap of rocky white foam. The head slowly fades to a fluffy veneer and full belt, leaving a good deal of lacing.

Smells of kettle soured grains with just a whisper of fruit juice.

Flavor is sharply tart with soured pale grain and some faint fruit. Fairly simple bit appropriate for the style.

Light body with abundant carbonation. Tart finish with vague but pleasant tropical fruit notes.

Perhaps not a standout in the style, this entry in Mikkeller's Hallo, Ich Bin Berliner series is still quite a good Berlinerweisse. The passion fruit seems to add more of a vague tropical essence rather than overt, identifiable flavor.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a nonic pint to a slightly hazy straw yellow topped by a dense three finger white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of light acidity and slight creamy wheat with some hints of fruitiness
T: Taste is lemony tartness up front followed by some sweet passion fruit. Slight creamy wheat through the middle with the tartness staying toward the forefront. Swallow is more passion fruit and creamy wheat with some lingering tartness
M: This beer is light on the palate but not watery with carbonation that is just slightly prickly and a dry finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a pretty solid berliner with a nice addition of fruit to help cut through the sourness a bit. Definitely a nice beer to drink on a hot summer day. I'd say this is a good representative for the style if you like berliners with some fruit in them.

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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