Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Snarling Badger Berliner WeisseSnarling Badger Berliner Weisse

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In Berliner Weisse we think we’ve found the perfect style for our summer Cellar Reserve. This north German wheat beer is traditionally brewed and released very fresh. It has a light body from the wheat and refreshingly tart acidity that make it a perfect summer thirst-quencher. Its lemony tartness is provided by a secondary fermentation with lactobacillus, the same microorganism that’s responsible for yogurt’s tang. That tartness increases and improves with age, so the people of Berlin are known to buy extra bottles to bury in their gardens for two years or more.

As usual with our Cellar Reserves, we’ve taken a traditional style and added our own twist. In this case we’ve tripled the strength over the traditional beer, which should only increase its aging potential. For the primary fermentation we used a traditional Bavarian hefeweizen yeast that produces soft notes of banana and clove. We followed that with lactobacillus and six months in conditioning to create a complex fruity acidity that compliments the soft sweet malt tones and a unique ale that is both fulfilling and refreshing.

15 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 03-11-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle of Snarling Badger with bottled on date of 23 June 2014.
Pours clear, light amber with a small head.
The aroma is an unappealing mix of yeast, citrus, bready malts and funk.
Flavor: mildly tart with a mostly lemony citrus tone. Some bready light grains.

O: get past the aroma and you'll find a quite drinkable weisse beer with well hidden ABV.

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3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super cloudy and sweet, lemon sourness, very good

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy straw, no head or lacing, single vibrant stream of carbonation in the center.

S: Slightly tart and sour lemon balanced by bready yeast.

T: Delicate yeast funk, the sourness is diminished here a little, but still apparent. Lemon. Near-dry. No alcohol apparent, even with these light flavors. A little watery, and I'd like more sourness, but the flavors there are clean and balanced.

F: Light bodied, fine carbonation.

O: A bit watery, but still enjoyable, and were it not for the ABV, sessionable in the extreme. Another viewpoint is that they show restrain in their formula.

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3.98/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, slight lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of wheat, and strong yeast. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, decent feel, okay body, and good blend.

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Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 255 ratings