Berliner Weisse
von Trapp Brewing

Berliner WeisseBerliner Weisse
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From:
von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #154
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,852
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 7.53%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
27
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 17, 2022
Added:
Mar 07, 2020
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
This traditional style derives from northern Germany, so we use noble hops from that region to add balance. It’s perfectly refreshing on its own, but also get it on tap with a dash of woodruff (waldmeister) or raspberry (himbeer) syrups which really enhance this region’s style. The beer is known as the Champagne of the North.

20 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy yellow body with a full white head. Aromas of lemon juice in a bath of wheat with hints of banana, german yeast, and cracker. Taste has the lemon so purely in the middle of it all, refreshing nectar that is in perfect communion with the yeast and wheat together, giving off notes of cracker, banana, lemon zest, and rustic bread. Feel stars the wheat, elevated yeast and smooth malts round out, crisp finish. A great example of a classic new world berliner
Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has short retention and leaves nothing behind

S- toasted wheat, yogurt, lemon peel, Lemon Heads candy

T- slightly tart up front with some lactic notes that gives a lemony flavor, mid-palate gives some light floral and peppery hop notes. The finish brings out toasted wheat, along with more lemon. Wheat on the linger

M- light-medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish

O- a solid and refreshing berliner
Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by SpaethJam from New York

Jul 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the can, it pours a hazy yellow color with a modest head that remains for a while. In the nose, it is wheat with some musky aspects. In the mouth, it is slightly sour, with notes of bread and a light funky sharpness.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can purchased from the fridge as part of a six-pack for $11.99. Best By 6/1/2021.

Look: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color; has a slightly viscous look to it. A frothy white head has dissipated to basically nothing, just a bit of white clinging to the edge of the glass. Looks nice.

Smell: Aroma is lemony, and of peppery, spicy Noble hops and a bit of sulfur. Also detect some crackery malt and smells very minerally. Some subtle floral notes as well. Smells like a nice berliner weisse.

Taste: This is quite the crusher. It's just a little bit watery, but that's a tradeoff for such a highly drinkable, light 4.2% ABV beer like this. Up front, very nice lemon tartness and minerality. There is very little bitterness on this beer, and it is light so the mid-palate is a bit empty. The finish is more minerality, some pepperiness and yeasty esters.

Feel: Very light bodied and effervescent.

Overall: This is a very nice Berliner Weisse, and you don't find them available stateside so easily. I love sour beers, so I'm a big fan of this style and this take on it by Von Trapp. I don't know if I would generally prefer this to Von Trap Pilsner, which I thought was really awesome, but I like this beer very much and it would be great as a thirst quencher or to drink during hot weather.
Apr 07, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear light yellow from the can, 1" fizzy white head, no retention or lacing. Nose is wheat, Brett, and light musk. Flavor is very subdued - defined cracked wheat and cracker from the base and fruity, winey tartness. Mouthfeel is on the slick side while the carbonation is very small and light, almost like a lightly carbonation mineral water in terms of its mouthfeel. Overall a very recognizable version of the form unlike most contemporary examples.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like candied lemon, hay, white wine, and wheat.

This is super solid, and a nice reprieve from what the style is in America today - heavily fruited puree bombs. It's solidly wheaty, and slightly wine-like, with a decent breadiness and some lemony sweet and sour undertones. It's very softly sour - it keeps it quite drinkable.

This is light bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a nice crisp finish.

I'm really glad that Von Trapp gave this style a shot, and I'm glad (and not surprised at all) that they nailed it in a very traditional manner.
Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Cashbail from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured hazy golden. Bright fresh scent and bright fresh flavor. After drinking fruity sweet Berliners this was a pleasant surprise. Refreshing dry finish and would be excellent on a hot day.
Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Jan 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by eddiefl from New York

Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
For tonight's offering, I have chosen CANother beer from the fine folks at von Trapp who apparently listened to me since everything from them is now in CANs for The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Berliner Weisse Style Ale"; "'A little of Austria[,] a lot of Vermont'"; "A perfectly refreshing Berliner Weisse, traditionally hazy and tart."; "Brewed on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, this lager is crafted with the finest traditional ingredients and our pure Vermont spring water."; "IBU: 20".

I CANducted some in-CAN agitation to ensure that any and all flocculate would be back in suspension before I Crack!ed open the vent. Following the Crack! of the vent, I CANducted a heavy-handed aggro Glug into the awaiting glass. This resulted in the formation of a rolling, roiling finger of fizzy, foamy, eggshell-white head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose really smelled strongly of wheat & I'm talking evocative of my late-Pops' morning Wheaties! Mouthfeel was thin & watery. The taste was mildly tart & wheaty with an inherent fruitiness that would not require the addition of syrup. I never use syrup anyway since the idea is to slowly wean yourself off of it. This one was really mild in CANparison to some that I have had. Finish was tart and semi-dry. It was kind of a weak interpretation of the style, IMHO. YMMV.
Sep 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

Bright lemon brass gold colored, with a real shiny polish look. Fleeting but somewhat noticeable bright white head at two fingers, surrounded by small streams of carbonation. Settles to a nice thin collar for a great look.

Great aroma. Really balanced touch of soft acidity that goes from lemon to an almost peach marmalade like quality. Exceptionally bready nose mixed in for excellent contrast and balance, a chewy sense of body, an maybe a touch of sweet herbs even too. Real great nose.

Palate hits the spot. Just a good hint of malt push density, with still a light feel that is an impressive balancing act. Chewy notes of soft baked bread and light soft sweet tasting lemon interestingly. There's almost an angel food cake quality to this on the sour angle. There's a touch of bitterness strangely that is not that jarring luckily but creates a real unique contrast.

Great solid berliner, could drink lots of this.
Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.11 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

May 21, 2020
Berliner Weisse from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 27 ratings