Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer | August Schell Brewing Company

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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat BeerStar Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Extremely pale yellow in color with a slight haze and a large, creamy, snow-white foam head. This beer is rather light on the palate and very dry. A lively carbonation accentuates the refreshingly tart acidity. Expect an interesting mix of fruity flavors reminiscent of ripe lemons and apple juice with a touch of spice and a subtle brett character.

Added by beachscrat on 07-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

June 2013 bottling poured into a tulip. The brew appears a pale yellow color with a white cap that fades. Streaming bubbles fail to maintain a head.

Smells mildly like green apples and somewhat vinous/earthy brett. Faint woody character is also present really giving a deep conplexity to this otherwise simplistic smelling style.

Taste is tart and lemony with a dusty grain/brett character that as more sips are taken taste like damp wood and almost mushroom-like. Overall very enjoyable.

This is light in body and modestly carbonated. Quite refreshing and easy drinking. Some unique character here im not familiar with in most berliners but still very good.

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3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utahgiebs
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like fresh bread dough, wonderfully tart and lemony effervescent – light. Long lingering lemony tartness, very refreshing. Acidity explodes across your palate. This is very well done and it does a touch of lemony tart thing for a long time – excellent - the bread flavors become very faint as you drink. Truly the champagne of the north.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. I love this line of beers. 750ml corked and caged bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head that collapses quickly. Beer is a slightly cloudy bright but pale yellow. Lacing is non-existent with very thin legs. Decent.

Nose is lemon zest, lightly tart citrus and a mellow, yeasty funk. Mellow but really delicious.

Opens crisp. Notes of lemon, tart green apple and citrus. Yeasty and lightly funky in the middle with a wheaty, foamy backdrop. Finishes mellow, tart and dry. Champagn-y aftertaste. I like it!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp, aggressive and bubbly. Finishes juicy with a lingering, tart aftertaste. Super drinkable.

Not the best August Schell I've had but its nice to see what the un-fruited version is like. Definitely worth trying, along with the rest of the line-up!

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jarrgal
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Star Of The North: Berlin Style Wheat Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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