White Birch Berliner Weisse | White Birch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
whitebirchbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our approach was to brew this beer with Lactobacilius for a refreshing and authentic interpretation of a classic summer refresher.

Added by barleywinebrewer on 06-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
464
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
16.21%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 464 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: In a red wine glass. Orangy-gold with a quickly disapating white head. Clear.
Smell: Mott's apple juice, wine grapes, white wine fruitiness; lemon zest, hard cider, sugary table grapes. Roses. Not sure if that gumball is from the wheat.
Taste: Lemon juice, white wine vinegar, shredded wheat cereal. Raisins in the middle. apple on the end and in the aftertaste. A biting acidity. Salivating.
Feel: Prickly, fine. Featherweight, refreshment. A bit like pop rocks candy.
Overall: If blindfolded, I don't know that I would guess that this is beer. And I don't think that's a bad thing.
It's a bit more complex than most of the American versions of this style that I've had and I think that's coming from the dried fruit flavors on the back of the palatte. This feels complete and balanced even with the acidity. Can't imagine pouring fruit syrup into this.
But does that make it less true to style?
Will drink again.

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Photo of timothybarney
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIM
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I went through several packs this summer, this is a great warm weather refresher. Relatively light on the lacto with some white grape skin and lemon zest making making this both very easy to drink quickly and interesting to sip and ponder.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Pours a cloudy lemon golden, half inch of firm white head dissipates quickly to nothing.

Smells of fresh tart lemon and orange citrus and of blueberry and raspberry.

Tastes of lemon, blueberry, orange zest, cracker and sourdough malt.

Light body with light fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice fruity session sour, great in warm weather and quenches the thirst. Worth trying if you come across it.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours the expected pale straw color with little head (as per the style), but was dissapointed by the lack of carbonation as well as noticeable yeast clumps (which is expected with a Belgian / saison / etc, but necessarily a Berliner). Aroma is mild with just some pale malt notes & a little lactic funk. Taste is fine, generic & pedestrain but nothing really "off". To me, Berliners are more about the tartness & snap, and this has neither of those. Really miss that crisp dryness on the feel, it's too slick. There is some sourness but not much og that tart snap, just some vague lacto-vinegar. Drinkable for sure, but much better examples of the style readily available.

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Photo of DontLuke
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadHead003
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
1.88/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a goblet. By appearance, this looks to be a very fizzy yellow beer but it certainly should not be grouped with most beers that get this description. High carbonation can be seen as well as heard, but seems about right in the mouth, partly due to the light body. The aroma is fruity and tart, as is the taste. Moderately high tartness. Clean and very drinkable for style.

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Photo of meehandennis
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a dark straw to light orange with virtually no head and no lacing. Smell is of fermented apple, pear, and a sour wild berry. Taste is much more sour than the smell, taste of cranberry mixed with prune and very sour partly fermented apples, slight wheat aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fine, a lot more carbonated than I would have expected though I havent had the style before. Overall Ok beer, but I'd prefer a lambic instead. 3.5/5

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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reizorc
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsucks
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kalosjakar
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow/straw colored with basically no head. Just a film which even that disappeared fast.

Funky up front, pear, lemon, light peach notes, yeast, bready.

Taste: sour, slightly tart, lemon, pear.

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White Birch Berliner Weisse from White Birch Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 464 ratings.
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