Prussia Berliner Style Weiss | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Prussia Berliner Style WeissPrussia Berliner Style Weiss

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

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

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
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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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, spice, and some slight tart aromas. Taste is the same again with a light tartness and grainy aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and refreshing but nothing too exciting.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, very bubbly, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of foam on the glass.

S - It smelled tart and citrusy with a touch of wheat and spices.

T - It tasted slightly tart with some spiciness. Some cracked wheat flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a very subtle pucker-factor. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a great sessionable brew. Another very tasty brew by 4 Hands.

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3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazed amber with a sliver of beige head. Stays effervescent, near zero head retention & lacing

S: Hay, tartness, slight hints of dirt & that's about it

T: Tartness, hay & dryness up front. Faint golden delicious apple notes as this warms, plus tartness, a little bit of pear too. Finishes dry, tart & fruitty

MF: Light bodied with slight carbonation, slightly wet

Super refreshing & fairly spot on for the style, a bit too clean perhaps

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Tone
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, yellow/gold color. 1/6 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of lemon, wheat, slight pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable sourness. Tastes of strong wheat, strong lemon, and slight pale malt. Overall, except for a very weak appearance, good body and feel.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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