Berliner Weisse
von Trapp Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.2%
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Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 4.92%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
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von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
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Notes: 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.
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, BB 07/13/20; purchased single off shelf... decanted into fat tulip)

L: slightly-hazy, golden-yellow liquid; active, yellow-ish, off-white foam on the pour, tight and crackly collapsing from the start, but slowing up once the last dregs were added

S: lemon, tart, spicy floral aromas, rather heavy in its almost witbier-like spice/fermentation character; overall bold intensity

T: cracker-y. citrus-pith kissed up front, with a lovely earthy, bready, mildly-toasty and peppery finish; relatively-dry aftertaste, with a delicate acidic tartness and yeasty nuttiness lingering

F: smooth, slightly-silky, wheat-puffed body, with a slow finish; soft prickle of carbonation and acidity up front, light sting of acids persist... arguably a subtle warmth from the alcohol

O: taken off-guard and little by the earthy yeast and bread tones in this, and I can't escape the notion this has witbier character going on - a tart witbier does sound appealing... not quite what I was expecting, but better than my anticipation... could easily see getting a sixer (1662)

May 03, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nice looking beer. Nose is lactic, foamy, slightly tart and a touch metallic. A bit of citrus too. Yeasty as well. Smells of a traditional berliner. Beer opens with adjuncts. Slightly tart. I get corn, aluminum and yeast. Some wheat sweetness in the middle with a foam and yeasty light tartness towards the finish. Not much happening here but what there is, is a bit too sweet. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and sparkling going down. Crisp, clean finish. Real drinkable.

Overall a bit disappointed by this one. The nose is promising but the flavor here really falls flat.

Apr 06, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly cloudy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of wheat up front along with a very light tartness and some fruitiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the moderate tartness that quickly gives way to the wheat and fruity notes. Finishes with lingering wheat

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid Berliner that is nicely tart and wheat-heavy. Super easy to drink and very approachable

Mar 12, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Can best by 7/2020
The beer looks wonderful on the pour, with an evenly hazed white body and a big, fluffy, blindingly white head. Lacing is medium heavy.

Nose has a wheat cereal with a few shavings of banana vibe to it. There's a little brightening from the sour agent, but it isn't distinct in its own way. To extend the breakfast analogy, it's a little like the orange juice from the middle of the table is sneaking in.

First cold sips were a tad dull, and as I typed and got a quarter way down the glass, the sour note was a little more pronounced. It wasn't powerful, but a little sour milk note up front combined with the wheat adjunct to open the taste. A soft feel rolls in as the light tartness bite fades slowly and moves to the back of the tongue. A bit of a dry grain bread crust covered in flaked grains fills in behind it. This flavor profile acts to give the brighter yet fading tangy note a bit of a watered down aspect.

Balanced might be a term to use here. I like the wheat being obvious, but I do want a little more strength from the souring agent. The dull ending, let's call it, isn't off-putting, it just seems like an opportunity for something a little more interesting.

Mar 08, 2020
Berliner Weisse from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 9 ratings