BerlinerWeister-WeisterBerliner | Round Guys Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Round Guys Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
AKA "The Berliner"

Added by ShanePB on 12-15-2011

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a milky looking yellow color with a nice white head on top. The smell of the beer was definitely tart, lots of citric acid aromas dominate this brew. The taste of the beer is in fact a lot like a fresh lemonade, makes the taste buds tingle and almost makes the lips pucker. The mouthfeel is decently carbonated with a very light body. Overall this beer is pretty good, I liked it better once the Raspberry syrup was added but that's because I am not a big sour beer fan. Still worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this bottle. Served in a mini gueuze tumbler. Pours a nice straw color with a fizzy white head that recedes like a soda. Thin collar for a bit. The nose has a light bit of lactic acidity and lemon alongside a moderate wheat character. Flavor is fairly wheaty with mild acidity. Not much fruit there. No off character. Body is light and crisp with a touch of acidity and a nice wheat-driven dryness. Pretty good, but nothing over the top.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I appreciated stakem sharing this growler with me -enjoyed from a low profile berliner-type glass.

The color is pale golden with moderately high haze and quick dispersing head of white. The haziness is very cloudy almost milky. The smell is very nice with slight lemon zest and kumquat with a tinge of green apple and light earthy wheat note. The feel is light and highly effervescent with a slight tanginess, but lactic is not sharp with slightly dry finish.

The taste is very full with nice fruity zesty and lactic tanginess which seems like a slight tangy green apple mixed with the sweet tart of kumquat with some wheat elements which are earthy, but not quite funky with a light tinge of sour which seems to liven the overall flavor as it becomes dry in the final tastes. Overall I thought this was a nice take on the style. This is not over the top sour wheat but nice and balanced in a traditional berliner style I really enjoyed.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to eagles22 for hooking me up with a growler of this. Poured into a berliner bowl, this brew appears a clouded pale yellow with less than a finger of white head that rapidly and audibly dissolves. Some bubbles of carbonation race to the surface in support of the cap but that is short-lived. This brew is so clouded and thick with yeast sediment that you can swirl the glass and watch the particulate collect in the middle. I understand and appreciate unfiltered beer but this is ridiculous. There are even a couple small pieces of husks floating at the surface.

The smell of this brew is quite lactic with a combination of yogurt, lemon and a touch of sulfur. There is an earthy aspect running throughout that brings out a mild focus of pear skins which is enjoyable. Wrapping things up in the nose is a grainy wheat scent that is tangy and borders on being a bit cheese-like.

The taste is sharp with a lactic character and solid wheat inclusion. Yeast runs throughout the profile with a creamy almost yogurt flavoring with a bit of earthy quality and gym socks. The backend of the flavor is almost dusty like cob webs. I don't know a whole lot about the brewing process of this but I am thinking some form of brett inclusion is responsible for this character. Each sip is lively and goes back and forth between lactic and lemony to earthy and dusty.

This is not a bad take on the style. It is light bodied and has a short lived effervescent level of carbonation that while initially is active, it gets swirled out of solution quite easily. It fits the bill for the style with some unique character to it that I feel is reminiscent of sour mashing and brett included in this. The sheer amount of yeast and wheat protein stuck in solution hinders that crisp snap I look for in the finish of a berliner. That gripe aside, I enjoyed this and will have no issue polishing off another glass.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very German in style. Almost soda like, I have to say. Sourness is definitely there. Grabs at the mouth and pulls. Very on-point. It could be rounded out a bit (puns!!), but for what it is, I like it. Glad to get a chance to stop by and try this one.

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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Light yellow, slightly hazy, fizzy white head that settles down quickly, minimal patchy lacing. Big tart and lemony aroma, noticeable cheesiness, some funky foot smell hinted at but not overwhelming. Nonetheless there is a definite funk to this one.

The flavor pretty much leaves that behind however. Big lemon tartness, crisp and quenching acidity, lactic taste, grainy wheat; very dry and squeaky sour finish. Hints of brett-like mustiness.

Light body, solid carbonation, goes down super easy. Totally sessionable. Tarter and funkier than most American Berliners I’ve tried. Recommended, but only to those who don’t mind a little funky foot cheese wafting all up in their grills.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Valley Forge Beer Festival. Multiple samples served three different ways: straight-up, with woodruff, and with raspberry. Reviewing based on no additives.

A: Slightly hazy pale wheat colored body with a small pure white head. For the glass and small pour, there's a bit of lace on the glass albeit the head dissipation was rapid. Not out of the norm really for the style. Nice looking beer.

S: Faint wheat, pale malts, funk, hay and lemon. It has a very light airy nature to it with a really good acidic funk on the back end. More pale citrus fruits show up towards the back end of the aroma, but again this is just a good example of what you'd expect from a Berliner Weiss.

T: Wow, simply divine. The wheat-base of the beer is showcased on the front of the palate with some light lemon qualities. Mid-palate is an aggressive assault of tart and funky notes with lots of yeast elements and a dry champagne-like finish. Speaking of the finish, it's sharp and has a nice cut not to leave things lingering around for too long. The woodruff and raspberry syrups add a nice rounded sweetness and additional flavor to the profile, but on its own this is simply amazing.

M: Well carbonated, bubbly and a bit fizzy in a sense on the palate. Really just what I anticipate for a beer of this style. Even with all the carbonation it has a nice smooth creamy mouth feel. Again, well done.

This is one style of beer I can't seem to get enough of, and whenever a brewer decides to make one (not frequently enough it seems), I have to try it. Round Guys, this is a giant leap forward to set yourselves up for being a killer brewer of this style. Absolutely well done - I cannot wait for either some growler fills or bottles of this eventually. I kept going back to the booth for this beer until it ran dry.

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