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 Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsurfs82
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexworsnip
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rderedin
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of xacidx
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass. No obvious can dating.

Faint one finger off white hand, a bit of snapping carbonation about of the glass, and dissolves quickly to nothing and dissappears. Body color is a muddy orange and brown, a solid lemon held to the light with a little bit of rising carbonation. Looks a little dead.

Aroma is fairly grainy smelling. Not much sense of tartness or lacto present. There's an almost woody splintery quality to this as well, like sawdust shavings. There's a touch of fruit maybe peach like quality on this but it's just not coming through. Nothing horrible though.

Palate seems to make up for it just a little. Tart mild lemon flavors hit the palate a bit nicely, but with a bit of a really wet body and very flat, even for a berliner and also surprisingly for one that is 5.5 % No really chewy malt backbone and more watery finish. Particularly sweet finish of peach and lemon as well after some time.

It's drinkable, but it's just not getting the quality of a good berliner, there's so much better out there. Third beer I've had from this brewery and they just can't seem to get it right.

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Photo of freshcarl
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of amalburg
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a very energetic brilliant gold with a 2” white foam cap that recedes almost as fast as it appears. S: Has a very fresh white bread dough nose with some lemon and a suspicion of wet undyed leather, acidic. T: Attack citrusy, fruit tartness, slight funk on the finish with a lingering lemony tart finish F: Light body and a crisp, dry finish. O: Very refreshing, tart, bone dry and delightful.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a red wine glass, the beer is an opaque, pale, yellow-orange coloring with a thin halo of head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral notes, subtle lemon tartness, sour overtones, and hints of barnyard funk. Balanced nose, and not overpowering. The flavors are tart and sour forward, with a solid dose of lemon, sugary sweet notes, evergreen and grassy highlights, some roasted notes, floral highlights, and a definite yeast funk. Very balanced, and very drinkable. The sourness is just on the verge of puckering, making for a refreshing beer. The body is full and smooth, with a very tart and dry end feel. Sweet and floral aftertaste, with that quasi-pucker lurking around the edges. The finish is smooth, dry, and tart, with a sour linger. Good beer.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice, not great but certainly very drinkable. I had never heard of this brewery, wanted to try this style and I would buy again.

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Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marchogan
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twistjawa
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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