Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW)
Brasserie Dunham

Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW)Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW)
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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #497
Ranked #23,285
3.86 | pDev: 8.29%
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW)Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW)
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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled in a tulip. Lively pop. Effervescent head with pale saw like colour. Crisp, clean, nicely carbed tart Berliner. The melon was a delicious and very subtle natural compliment. Refreshing at 3.9%. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. They should make it as a summer staple!

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 750 mL

A- Pours a very pale, hazy yellow that is very effervescent. 1/4 finger fizzy head that dissipates rapidly living behind a very lively liquid. The amount of activity reminds me of a champagne.

S- Melon rind, lemon, and a touch of acidic funk.

T- Sweet melon, lemon, and a lip puckering tartness. Little bit of a hefeweizen-like wheat presence.

M- Light Body and fairly high carbonation. Prickly and effervescent. The tartness also helps the beer to be refreshing,

O- This brew is in fact the first Berliner Weisse I've had, as well my first Sour beer in general. Very impressed with what this brew offers.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What you notice first is the amount of carbonation and how fizzy it is. Nice light straw in color.

I come out from a cold so maybe it's me but the smell is pretty underwhelming, notes of citrus and yeast, but it doesn't smell much.

In the mouth, a good fruity flavor right off the bat with a really nice acidic sour finish with citrus flavors.

Really nice mouth feel, perfect as far as the style goes in my opinion. Really fizzy on the tongue and with a nice medium bitterness.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Farmhouse. Hazy yellow body. Smell is lots of wheat and an interesting hop aroma. Underripe melon with some grassy notes. Taste has a bit of lime tartness. Lots of wheat. Some hops, but mostly wheat. Very light tartness. Very light body. Not a very aggressive berliner. Subtle flavors all around.

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Photo of ludachris
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Only being able to fit a third of the bottle in the glass, the body is a crystal clear golden straw. The CO2 level looks aggressive, constantly fueling the three fingers of whipped, rocky paper white head. Chunky legs of lace hold tightly to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

The nose is pleasant. Plenty of melon skin with a sweet and syrupy core. A little phenolic with some medicinal notes easy to pick up. Lemon peel and a drop of vinegar tickle the nose and assure you this is in fact a berliner weiss.

Its sweet melon notes move to the back as the staple characteristics of the style assert themselves. A sweet flash at the front of the tongue is all I get. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, the tartness from the wheat and the dryness from its acetic quality grasps the palate, pinching the sides of the cheeks. Subtle hints of biscuit creep into the finish as its sourness nears an end.

The portion of wheat used in the malt bill gives its light body a bit of density and creaminess. Without it, I could see its sourness getting a bit out of hand. Its spritzy level of carbonation and dry finish makes this quite refreshing.

A fantastic summer quencher. It's clean, straight shooting and has every quality in the book that makes it refreshing. I would have loved to have seen its melon quality translate more from the nose to the taste. C'est la vie as the Quebecers say. The label artwork is outstanding.

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Photo of SebD
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice hazy yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart citrus/lemon, melon, some wheat and light funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a lemony tartness upfront, some melon, wheat malts, light grass and a faint acidity.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. A very refreshing Berliner Weiss, I was hopping it would be slightly more tart but the flavors work great as they are.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Nose of light citrus and yeast.
In mouth, it's very tart. High carbonation but aromas of green apples and citrus take place quiclky.
Moderate acidulated bitterness.
Great beer overall. Tasty, fruity and refreshing

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention. Aroma consists of funky notes with some tart notes also easily identifiable. Taste is also dominated by funky notes with some lactic notes and a tart finish. Body is about average for style with medium carbonation. I love the tart refreshing notes in this beer but I could have done with a little less funky yeasty notes.

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Berliner Melon Weisse (BMW) from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 33 ratings