Berliner Weisse
Apex Aleworks

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4.11 | pDev: 0%
Apex Aleworks
Missouri, United States
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz crowler can, filled at the taproom on '4/8/19'. Obtained in the trade with Harrison8.
Slightly cloudy, straw colored body, with a slight tint of lemon. Initial pour results in a two finger white head, which quickly fizzes back to a middle island and surrounding ring. A couple of spots of lacing are left behind but most of the foam slides back down into the body.
Malty and bready aroma, with an acidic smell that is not quite lemon. Also has a melon-like smell.
Taste is slightly sour. There is a lot of bready malts behind the lemony/lactic type sourness. The end of the taste profile displays some tart citrus, and the end is rather dry.
Mouth feel is medium, with prickly effervescence on the tongue. Very good carbonation (quickly induces some burps).
This is a well made base Berliner Weisse that is a good platform for adding additional syrup flavors, for summer time refreshment.

Apr 13, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned from tap on 11/17. Stored chilled and served chilled on 11/24.

Pours a pale straw with a cloudy haze that limits, but doesn't remove, view-ability through the liquid. Head formation is just over a finger of white, fizzy foam that bubbles up rather eagerly. Retain is minimal. Aroma is honey, biscuity, bready malts with a very light lactic bite that is calmed and soothed by the bread. Melon dew rind comes on at the end. Flavor profile is biscuity, bready, honey malts with a light lactic bite. Sourness is present throughout, but is kept well in check, just politely reminding the palate of what is being drank. Melon dew comes on at the finish and delicately converts the malty story into sweet citrus. Mouth feel carries a condensed prickliness from the sharp effervescence, with the medium thickness of the liquid flattening out the light, but sharp effervescence. At the end, it ends up being very crispy and refreshing. The light, sharp effervescence compliments the light lactic sourness extremely well. Overall, extremely well balanced as a base option. The brewery gives a few syrup additions as options for those seeking a fruity sour, but the base stands proudly on its own. It's not loud, brash, or pack-a-punch like at all, instead providing a light, nuanced experience with a light sourness.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

Nov 24, 2018
Berliner Weisse from Apex Aleworks
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2 ratings