Checkpoint Charlie
Newburgh Brewing Company

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Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
Berliner Weisse
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
Sep 06, 2018
Aug 02, 2014
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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Ratings by Jason:
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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
More User Ratings:
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
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
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