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: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bar far the worst of the beers on offer at 4 hands. this one pours a very milky pale yellow color with some haze. smells like a bottle of lemon juice from concentrate, acidic and off-putting. flavor has some wheat malt and a ton of tartness that doesnt seem to fit. really like lemon juice added to a light wheat beer, not nice at all, but gets more tolerable as you drink it. this is not how i know the berliner weiss style to be. feel is okay, extremely light with soda-like carbonation. the tartness really leaves a funny finish in your mouth. overall there is room to improve this baby, maybe pull back the reigns on the lemon a little bit and get a touch more body happening. again, this was the only beer i had at 4 hands that wasnt exceptional.

edit: i much prefer the seemingly more refined passion fruit edition that seems to be everywhere these days. the sweetness and natural tang of the passion fruit really brings the base beer to a new level. i also suspect they have improved this over the years...

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3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark yellow, almost orange. It is not really the pale straw color I would expect for a Berliner Weiße. Quickly dissipating head, which settled to no foam, not even lacing. Not visually spritzy at all. Extremely disappointing appearance.
Smell: Lightly citrusy, with a definate undertone of funk... in a good way. I think a bit more carbonation may have helped the smell develop a bit more.
Taste: Light wheat and sour, which yields to a nice citrus flavor. Not overwhelming, quite pleasant.
Mouth-feel: This feels a little heavy for the style. I expected something a bit thinner.
Overall: I really wanted to like this one. Being from St. Louis (home to this brewery) and having lived in Berlin (home to this style), I really felt like this was a perfect beer for me. The beer itself came up a bit short. The taste and smell were decent, but that's the only positive comment I have. I may try this with a bit of Waldmeister syrup, but it is already under carbonated and heavy, so it may be a waste. I do applaud 4 Hands for taking a stab at the style (most breweries are not that bold), but they need to sample a few of the real thing and start over.

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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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