Increase Wheat
Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Berliner Weisse
3.65 | pDev: 11.78%
Jan 03, 2016
Jul 07, 2014
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Ratings by lharijr:
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Rated by lharijr

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 04, 2015
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Rated: 3.81 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.27 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Sep 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Great clarity, bubbly with a lace that stays. Flour, faint lactic funk, and a mild tartness in the nose. Juicy kiss of tartness, good lactic action with the addition gooseberries. Lots of crispness and a light enough body for the style, dry & clean finish.

A great brew to switch things up. Well done!
Sep 10, 2015
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Pours clouded light yellow with a thin, lasting head. Lacing slides down the glass.

The smell is of sour bread with medicine-like fruit (I take it that's the gooseberry. Something chemical-ish I can't quite put my finger on (soap?).

Yep - soap. some soap mixes in. There is some sour and a touch of plastic-like berries. Some grainy malt comes through. Odd aftertaste with a stale yeast/bread character.

The light carbonation would almost work well enough to be okay, but i'm not getting a refreshing character to it.

It was a little tough to get through the beer, but I managed to. This just didn't work for me.
Jul 28, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by olafphysics from Minnesota

Jul 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by corm44 from New York

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Jul 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured 12oz bottle into wiezen glass.

A - Pale yellow in color with a 2 finger white fizzy head that rapidly fades into oblivion. No lacing.

S - Aroma is kind of funky, almost like overripe apples, grapes, musty wood with hints of vinegar. Definitely has a tart scent to it. Only a trace of gooseberry.

F - A flavor filled lemon, tart apple, and sour grape that all collide on the palate. Not quite sure what the finish is, but it has a distinct taste. It is probably the light berry notes of gooseberry. The flavors work very well together.

M - Light, well carbonated and prickly. A touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A tasty Berliner that is pretty good and a nice option other than New Glarus. I would like the gooseberry to stand out a bit more, but it was a nice flavor.
Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by mkf629 from Kansas

Nov 27, 2014
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Rated by zeledonia from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
Nice tartness, but too sweet and too full for this style.
Oct 27, 2014
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Rated by Bingja18 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%
Surprised how much I liked this one. A nice combination of malt, tart and berry. I do wish the abv was higher. Good summer beer.
Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.12 by Evango from Louisiana

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by BoJengs from Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2014
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Reviewed by BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Cloudy wisps of yeast float through the lightly hazed pale straw yellow beer while effervescent carbonation feeds the everlasting pillowy white head.

S - Delicate notes of dark berry drift through light acidic tartness brought on by a sour mash that gives the soft wheat and pale malt a crisp and refreshing appeal!

T - Lemon citrus zest darts across the tongue with complimentary light acidic tartness, book-ended by soft wheat and grainy pale malt before a kiss of fruit punctuates the finish.

M - Light bodied, effervescent, and tart, Milwaukee's take on a Berliner fits the bill nicely if just a little on the subtle side of the style.

O - The delicate use of Gooseberries in Milwaukee's Increase Wheat is so subtle it might be overlooked but, the fruit undertones work nicely with the beer's light flavor and refreshingly tart finish!
Aug 12, 2014