Berliner Weisse | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Etan on 09-14-2013

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by sweemzander:
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3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a pale yellow color. Produced a very nice head of frothy white. Surprising retention and even some thick clumpy lacing left behind. A great looking beer for the style.

(S)- Bone dry with subtle tart lemon rind. Otherwise fairly clean but with a kiss of lemongrass and straw.

(T)- Again, very bone dry with some subtle lemon rind/lemongrass combo. Not very tart by any means but some minimal grainy bread yeast bits.

(M)- A nice spritzy carbonation level. In general, it is a bit flat flavor-wise. The acidity actually becomes quite nice as it opens up over time.

(O)- A solid first attempt at the style for Hinterland. This might improve with time, but hard to say. With a little tweaking, this could be a good one.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This resembles lemonade in its appearance as it has a bright yet watery body. The head builds in a flood of bubbles but it knits tightly.

The aroma is appropriately lemony, dry with a hoppy balance. The hops are more piney but not resiny.

The taste is a tinge acidic lemon juice with less sweetness than lemonade. The hop character also comes through but the bitterness it cut out and it seems to work. This is then supported by a bready malt that ends the taste.

The feel is in line with the acidic lemon but it's not hopelessly bitter. This is actually immensely drinkable and easily sessionable.

This has gotten several poor reviews but I found it to be enjoyable,different and strangely like a Radler.

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Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale lemony pastel gold, slightly hazed, soapy cap of foam on top. Pretty effervescent, with sticky lace all around the sides.

Aroma is slightly lemony and wheaty, pretty textbook Berliner, though fairly faint.

Taste is nicely tart, very light bodied with a certain crisp minerality from the lactobacillus. Underripe fruit tartness at first with a smooth wheaty dryness in the aftertaste. Easy drinking, not bad at all. Wondering if the added shelf time contributed to the tart and dry character.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.07/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip.
3.2% ABV

A - Hazy pale yellow, this cloudy beer pours with a plume of dense stark white foam that grips the glass leaving thick clumps of lace.

S - Hinterland's Berliner Weisse has a nice tart and acidic nose of a Berliner with a more vibrant hop profile of citrus zest and underlying herbal notes.

T - Delicious grainy pale malt undertones give the base of this Berliner a classic crisp and simple flavor profile that develops quickly, changing to tart white grape skin and lemon zest citrus from ramped-up hop additions.

M - Effervescent carbonation dances on the tongue, joyfully adding to the beer's bright and ethereal crispness while dry tartness finishes out with a faint trail of bitterness for ultimate drinkability!

O - Hinterland has put a slightly hoppy spin on the classic and Berliner Weiss style that's rapidly growing in popularity but at the end of the day, their slight variation of citrusy hops does little to affect the true core of the style; tart and crisp with exceptional drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Etan
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle.

A: Pours a cloudy darkish yellow with a spongy white head and great lacing.

S: The aroma is completely surprising: sweet papaya-like hop notes dominate. A bit of lactic character and wheat comes through as well.

T: Taste brings grassy, slightly citrusy hoppiness, mild lactic tartness, a bit of hop bitterness, and a pleasant wash of grain in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This berliner is hopped way too much to stay true to style. I can't imagine Hinterland would do this unintentionally, but I just don't know. I like the beer, but I have to dock points given that this is simply advertised as a berliner and not a "hoppy berliner" or something like that.

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3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Scored one of these from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee when I was back in town for my 10 year reunion at Marquette.

Pours looking like BMC, offered too much clarity for a beer in this genre, I wanted to see free wheat particles all over the place. Aroma kicked some lemon, but like no wheat, came off more like a lager aroma than an ale.

Taste, eh, carbonation high kept it being as noticeable as it could, just didn't drop enough tartness or wheat for me, and that's what makes this beer a berlinner weisse, so I dunno man. Too much noble hop like bitterness, not enough wheat, not enough tart. Carbonation obscured what wasn't there I think.

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Berliner Weisse from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 54 ratings