Prussia Berliner Style Weiss | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name Prussia originates from Frederick the Great. Frederick was trained to brew this very delicate style of beer and later became the King of Prussia. Our interpretation of the Berliner Weisse style is very traditional. Prussia pours a hazy straw hue with a nice clean tart finish. Enjoy alone or with flavored syrup.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 06-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of stakem
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TheCPJ for sharing this. Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears a crystal clear, light yellow color with a big bubbly white head. Fairly decent retention for the style. A light swirl agitates about a finger back to the surface.

This has a very clean and inviting aroma suggesting minor hints of lemon and wheat aspects. A trace amount of minerals and sulfur come out across the backend of the nose.

The taste reiterates the aroma with cleanliness and pleasant subtleties of lemony lacto and suggestions of yogurt. There is a mild sweet grainy character present mixing with a bit of wheat that privides a mild tartness to the brew that accents the lemony lacto and soft fruit inclusion like pear/apple that evolves as it warms.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is light, refreshing, clean and effortlessly drinkable like a good berliner should be. At times this brew really reminded me of a well made kolsch but with wheat and a lemony lacto edge of tartness. This is not sour by any means, it is tart and enjoyable and right where it shuold be in my opinion. I would love to have this again.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a rather un-hazy, pale yellow golden hue in my tall weizen glass. My poor pouring skills on full display as I get a 4 inch head, but realistically, it would have been at least 3 fingers anyway. Good retention and average lacing. Looks to be quite effervescent in the glass.

S- Light, grassy, grainy, and a little bit lemony. A mix between refreshing, very light tartness on the nose and a hint of wheat malt.

T- Starts with a very lightly tart flavor mixed with some spicy wheat flavors. As the drink progresses, the wheat and spices become more prominent. A hint of pepper is detectable. Tartness is somewhat lemony, like in the smell. The end of the drink is rather dry, heavy in wheat and grassy flavors, and very crisp.

M- Highly carbonated and light across the palate. This beer is dead on to the style. A great option for hot summer days like today. Lower alcohol allows repeatable refreshment.

Overall, a very solid, somewhat spicy, American take on a classic European style. Blurs the line between a Berliner and a hefe.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light hay yellow, slightly hazed with a thin bit of head

light lemon tartness with a sour wheat.

similar to nose, light lemon and sour wheat with a backing malt body. very balanced. light and refreshing.

light body, mild carbonation.

a brilliant berliner weiss, as good as they come.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, JealousChalice!

Hazy golden with lots of visible carbonation and a moderately sized white head that leaves thin streaks of lacing down the glass.

Mild aroma, but what's here is very much to style: wheat, some acidic, sour character, a bit of lemon, and white fruit.

The flavor is similar, with wheat and lemon characterisitcs dominating, and a very mild sour component.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Near-perfect for the style and incredibly drinkable.

A very straight-forward, incredibly drinkable Berliner.

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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light hazy straw color. Small little head that reduces quickly. Some spritzy, champagne-like carbonation. Nothing special.

Smell is wheat, some lemon, acidic tartness, a bit of a light cider smell. Not particularly complex, but very tasty smelling.

Taste is some light granny smith apple, lemon, wheat, kind of grainy malty backbone. I wish the tartness was a bit more pronounced, but this is really tasty.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, dry, well carbonated, very lively. Great mouthfeel, just what I want for a summer beer.

The drinkability on this is nuts. It's not the most complex, but it's a really great summer beer. Very refreshing and light, perfect for those 100 degree days.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Snifter at 44 Stone Public House, during the England/Italy match...the beer was great, the outcome of the game sucked!

Appearance: Lightly hazy golden beer with a white crown that soon fades.

Smell; Nice, tart apple and apple cider notes lead here. This is simple, and sort of one-dimensional, but crisp and inviting for all that.

Tatse: Beautiful crisp, dry malt background, slightly earthy, with moderate tartness and vibrant Belgian stone-fruit notes (I'm thinking a hint of underripe peach?). This has excellent balance, and is tart, but not sour, making it extremely refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light, tart, and refreshing.

Overall: From the little I've read of Berliner Weissbiers, this might be a bit on the mellow side (in terms of sourness), but this is hands-down one of the most elegant, flavorful modest-gravity (3.5%!!!) beers I've ever had. A 5oz pour was $1.50 and a 12-16oz (I can't remember which) was under $4.00. What a great beer!

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Prussia Berliner Style Weiss from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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