Checkpoint Charlie
Newburgh Brewing Company

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From:
Newburgh Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
3%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 06, 2018
Added:
Aug 02, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
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Notes: We do so love a good Berliner… and with that in mind, we bring you Checkpoint Charlie Berliner Weisse: our traditional interpretation of a German classic.

Aptly named for the famous crossing at the Berlin Wall, you’ll find Checkpoint Charlie to hold all the great characteristics of the Berliner Weisse’s made in Berlin. That means it’s very light in body, wonderfully tart in the finish, and refreshingly sessionable at 3.0% ABV.
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Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Sep 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very pale straw color that is slightly cloudy. A modest head, quickly dissipates entirely.
The aroma is initially funky, followed by a tart lemony smell. Amidst the tartness, there are light aromas of bread, hay and straw.
The taste is very tart bordering on acidic. Strong flavors of zesty lemon pith are intense, yet, subtle notes of bread, crackers, and wheat. A peppery spice in the middle palate gives it a nice balance.
Light and crisp with a sour and bone dry finish.
A no nonsense take no prisoners Berliner Weisse in its pure form and unsweetened.
Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.2 by LeftoverCrizack from New York

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Sulty from Massachusetts

May 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Dull pale yellow straw hue with just a touch of haze, minimal lacing does stay around for a while. Smells and tastes very tart with on a hint of funk. Lemony sour, water crackers, and yeast. Get more drinkable after a few sips as my palate acclimates to the tartness. A real treat to sip.
Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by mitch3114 from New York

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by Antc2382 from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2016
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with little head and moderate carbonation. Nose is earthy and lightly citrus but the taste is super sour, with tons of lemon, citrus, and light funk.

Overall maybe the most sour Berliner I've had and I really enjoy the taste. Worth checking out.
Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Tiernan from Texas

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Vivs85 from New York

Sep 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 2.95 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2016
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Can. Poured hazy with a pink undertone. Aroma was flirting it's clear sourness. The flavor was too sour and tart. Like plunging into an unripened pink grapefruit. Jesus, the potency at 3% is stunning. It is too tart for me. Flavor to ABV ratio is off the charts but it was too much for me. A few sips and I am good.
Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by malfunxion from New York

Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by SpaethJam from New York

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by xungmound98 from New York

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jun 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by tappangordo from New York

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by k47k from New York

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by mltobin from Connecticut

May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by probert from New York

Jan 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by zoober911 from New York

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by cvengeance from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by Jhfinn from New York

Oct 24, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The aroma offers eggy and slighty funky flavors, along with wheat.

The flavor follows with medium minus lemon tart, a hint of funk, along with a clean finish, a wheaty malt base.

A well done Berliner.
Sep 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lare453 from Florida

Sep 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Kessel from New York

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Overall: if you go for a run or ride and are in need of a light brew to quench your buds, this is a great pick. What a complex but fun beer.

Look: light yellow straw, hazy
Smell: lemons, metal, sour patch, grass
Taste: explosive tartness, lemon, candy, zatar
Feel: carbonation, effervescent, mouth-watering, zest, hard water
Aug 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by bgold86 from New York

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Aug 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Jul 13, 2015
Checkpoint Charlie from Newburgh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 63 ratings