Berliner Kindl Weisse | Berliner Kindl Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berliner Kindl Brauerei
Germany
berliner-kindl.de

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,840
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
244
pDev:
17.77%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Photo of MGibbons
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Platinum blonde; tart hit with some dough + cheesy funk; cream of wheat, slight apple, gentle sourness, and vague lime zest to end; light and round.

4 4.25 4.5 4 4.5

I just realized how much most modern craft Berliners are bad + suck. This is so incredibly balanced, not punishingly sour, crisp yet soft - all of that "champagne of the North" thing suddenly makes sense. (And the acidity is truly not vinegar or lemon, putting some context on lactic for me.) No other brewery, expect perhaps Toolbox + Kernel, have managed this, in my experience. Why even add fruit syrup? I'd drink this every day. And at 3%? A classic.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle. Pale hazy yellow. Smells of wheat and lemon acidity. Tastes exactly the same, perhaps grainier. Wheat, lemon acidity, and more wheat. Light body. Drops off in the finish. It's fine, but not the most exciting beer.

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Photo of Anacross
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very carbonated and limony, medium bodied and considerably sour, making it a an interesting beer. Not the type I'd want to drink all the time, but paired well with schnitzel I had with it. Not offensive, just different.

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Photo of heeyongk
1/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of AGust82
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomais
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great beer - I can understand that many have problems with the sourness, but I had no problem that way, in spite of disliking lemon juice or flavouring.

Smell mainly yeast
Very carbonated -- needs a wider glass or an aggressive pour
Sour, lemony, partnered with the champagne level carbonation, make this really refreshing and thirst quenching
Being only 3% make drinking a few no problem. Definitely the best 'small' beer I've tasted.

(It's the first beer of the style I've tried)

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Photo of Macamah
2.55/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

MJ's "Guide" gave this 3 of 4 stars and said "it scores for assertiveness, but lacks complexity and length."
Listed among the "1001 Beers", this deserves to be there based on the history alone of this "champagne of the north" as Napoleon's troops dubbed it. Since there used to hundreds of brewers in Berlin that specialized in this style and there are only two today, the history is about preservation, too.

If you like sour, then try this. Designed to be refreshing on a hot day, it succeeds. It even looks like a thirst-quencher. Also good with raspberry and woodruff syrups in the glass or in the bottle.

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Photo of qcghost
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mizx
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rihup
4.44/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcpat1993
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice slightly sour taste.

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Photo of stevoj
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is one different beer. If you don’t know the style, be prepared for something unfamiliar. While the aroma is very faint, the flavor comes on tart and sweet, with a very dry finish. Some wine-like characteristics for sure, but this one is the unflavored variety, and very unique. Could probably be marked higher for aroma and appearance, but I am still new at this style and need to learn the norms. Seek this one out!

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Photo of Wontonst
4.42/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours the nice cloudy Berliner Weisse color with minimal head. Ahh the smell takes me back to the streets of Berlin. Perfect level of sourness. Crisp and carbonated feel. Drink it soon or it will get way too foamy.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
2.56/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a hazy, very light,lemon juice-like yellow with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-apples,pears,leathery,candied fruits,burned plastic,rubber
T:
-lemony ,woody,green apples,plastic
-medium sourness
-finishes bone dry
F:
-light body
-medium carbonation
O:
Some off flavours.Not wheaty enough.
about average

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Photo of rjervis1888
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Berliner Kindl Weisse from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 244 ratings