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Berliner Metro Weiss | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by billab914 on 03-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Treyliff
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mancinis Huntington

A- pours a hazy pale golden yellow with a foamy white head that has good retention

S- smells of toasted wheat, lacto, green apple skin and grape, undertones of vomit

T- light and tart with just enough sour up front, mid palate gives light fruit notes of sour apple, white grape. The finish is clean and toasty with a light longer if wheat

M- light body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- outstanding Berliner with is going down way to easy on this 90 degree day

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Devil's Backbone in Roseland, VA

A: Pours a hazy light to medium straw yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense fizzy bright white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of tartness with hints of green apple and lemon citrus.

T: Upfront there is a very light hint of grainy malts that is quickly overtaken by lemon citrus and green apple. There is a moderate amount of gentle tartness that is quite refreshing and some light to moderate notes of acidity.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I enjoyed the snappy tartness to this beer as it was really refreshing on this hot summer afternoon (after spending quite a few hours in a car with no AC). Very enjoyable and a style that I like quite a bit - they offer it with syrup but I had mine plain.

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Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub the weekend of 2/18. Served with Woodruff syrup on the side. It poured a pale orange color before any of the syrup was added. The syrup gave it a really cool green apple like tint. Great looking beer, I love the green color the syrup gave it.

The aroma has a tart fruit quality to it with a little sour apple and grape coming out at first. I get a pale, crisp, graininess to it as well. Once the syrup was added it added a little balancing sugary sweetness and a little herbal grassiness to it. Very tart but also refreshing. The Woodruff addition was also very good and complimented well. Great aroma for the style.

In the taste I get more tart, crisp grains up front with a fruity, crisp, slightly sour apple flavor in finish. The syrup again balances it nicely with a little sugary, candy and slightly grassy flavor. Loved the sour apple favors to it.

The mouthfeel was light with moderate carbonation. Great mouthfeel for the style. Overall I thought it was an awesome beer. I loved the crisp, tart, sour apple flavors the base beer had but was also really impressed by the Woodruff syrup. I've had the style plenty of times before but never had it with the syrup. I thought they really nailed the style, this was one of the best versions I've had and probably the best version by an American brewery that I can recall. I really hope they continue to make this, and maybe one day distribute it. We get plenty of IPA's in the VA market, this right here is what the market is missing. Out of all the beers we tried at the Brewpub that day, this is the growler we left with.

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Berliner Metro Weiss from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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