Blueberry Berliner Weisse | White Birch Brewing

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Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Blueberry Berliner Weisse is fermented with a great blueberry puree. This New England approach brings a refreshing blueberry flavor and aroma to a German classic. We feel our approach creates an authentic interpretation of the traditional “mit syrup” or with syrup method of serving this classic summer refresher. We hope you enjoy this unique year round beer.

Added by puboflyons on 11-22-2014

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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. I have had some good experiences from White Birch but I have also had some memorably terrible White Birch brews. Fingers crossed. The beer pours a murky yellow/gold. Tiny chunks of sediment dance in the liquid. Head is a soupy, white, uneven gathering of foam. Minimal lace. Well the blueberries clearly want to be noticed! First sniff is greeted by a genuine blueberry aroma that won't quit. Wheaty nose and maybe coriander but that could just the blueberries. Some graham cracker. Blueberries meet the tongue as well. Unripe blueberry tartness is met with mushy, sweet blueberries. A mixture of ripe and young berry flavor. Lacto yeast, wheat and sour mash. A little cheese rind. Heavier bodied if compared to its Berliner Weisse peers. Mellow carbonation. Still is pretty refreshing. I have had good and bad experiences with White Birch as I have previously stated. This beer delivers. Nothing too absurd but far from boring. This is a Blueberry Berliner Weisse and thankfully you can tell upon first sip. Unfortunately as it warms, the blueberry flavor becomes syrupy and a bit too sweet.

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Photo of stakem
1.78/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Thank you KWMiles for the hookup on this. Always excited to try new berliners and a berliner has been the only thing ive really enjoyed from this brewery. Standard can poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a hazy golden color with white cap that fades super fast.

This smells perfume-like with blueberry. Underneath is some funk like plastic/rubber gloves. As it warms up, some sauerkraut emerges.

The taste is tart with perfume-like berry character that doesnt really scream blueberry though thats understandable considering how dainty blueberries are. As it warms up, there is some funky plastic/rubber character im not crazy about.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. The can clearly states that blueberry puree was added to this. Im gonna come right out with it and call that bullshit. There is no way in hell you can impart that much fake smelling aroma while imparting ZERO blueberry color to the beer. Besides coming across as false/deceiving, the base beer is a pile of shit and I couldnt finish more than a couple ounces. No beer, ever, should smell/taste like surgical gloves.

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Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste is blueberry, lemon, and sour mix. The blueberry is not as pronounced as the raspberry is in their raspberry version. While I prefer their raspberry version better, this is still a welcome change from the every day blueberry beer. Worth getting again.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold with a very slight blueberry tint.
S: Has a tart blueberry nose with traces of lemon.
T: Has a wheaty start quickly followed by blueberry and then a lemony tartness leading to a tart dry finish.
F: Light, refreshing, effervescent and pleasantly tart.
O: This is not as bracingly tart and some Berliner Weisses and some people might find this more approachable.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass:

Appearance: looks pinkish yellow, with a nice, hazy body. Pours a small, white head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving no lacing. Lots of little bubbles in the body.

Aroma: some tart, unripe blueberry, with some softer, sweeter notes on the finish. There's actually a pretty nice aroma on this beer. A little bit of wheat in there as well.

Taste: tartness at first, then a little bit of wheat....and a bit of sweetness on the finish. There's a fair amount of lactobacillus here, as the beer has got quite a bit of tartness. It's heavier for a Berliner at 5.5%, so I expected a little more blueberry punch, but it was decent and subtle.

Feel: pretty thin, which is fine for a Berliner, but I think if the carbonation got bumped up a little, it'd be a little better.

Overall: a solid Berliner. Nice blueberry notes, and while it's not something I'll be seeking out when I go to the liquor store, I'd buy it again for sure.

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Photo of lateralundertow
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ccurrid
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersilio
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lambpasty
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadHead003
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Berliner - mild sour taste.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Havent had a sour beer in a while. The nose was very intriguing. It was a bit complex, fruits, yeast and a lot of different interesting smells.

This was just a little sour, not too much. There was a definite taste of fruit here, I think I would need to try some more in order to completely identify it as blueberry. If I didnt see the can and it was just poured, I dont think I would have said blueberry fruit.

Fun, enjoyed it, not something for every day.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White Birch Brewing "Blueberry Berliner Weisse"
12 fl. oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$2 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

This is just a repeat of my review of the White Birch Raspberry Berliner Weisse as they're pretty much exactly the same, but with different fruit. In fact I sampled the blueberry first and then tried the raspberry to see if it was any different... it was not.

"I have to say that I like the fruit versions of White Birch's Berliner Weisse better than the original, although out of the other side of my mouth I'll say that they seem artificial... what does the label say?... "...BREWED WITH FRUIT PUREE". OK, awesome! I get a pleasant note of blueberry in the nose, followed by wheat, and a tiny bit of mild "tartness", and that seems to follow over into the flavor. It's not too tart, and certainly not sour, and it's very clean and not funky. There's a bit too much malt for it to be a true Berliner Weisse, and not enough carbonation, but geez, it's pretty good!"

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Photo of Snow81
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trevorpost
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blueberry Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 217 ratings