Waldmeister Weisse
Brauerei Lemke Berlin

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #294
Ranked #22,953
3.97 | pDev: 5.54%
Brauerei Lemke Berlin
Very Good
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Notes: A traditional Berliner Weisse: mixed fermentation with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. The Weisse lay for some time on real woodruff. This leads herbal-tangy aromas, still typically refreshing, subtle sour and complex.
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. No dating information found, but "Brewed In Germany - Canned Fresh in the USA".
Cloudy, pale straw colored body. Brief one finger white head. No lacing, but an active rising bubble show.
Aroma of sweet woodruff (herb), with some background funk. Gives hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
Taste is fruity - green apple and pear. Brings the sweet woodruff from the aroma. Has some grassy funk that leads to dryness. Just a little green apple fruit in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel, with some tartness. Good carbonation.
Clean and refreshing brew, with an herb not often encountered.

Jul 06, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

super cool berliner, didnt know brett was a traditional part of this but thats how the label presents it, i just love the depth this has beyond the classic lactic tang. its also cool that this is aged on woodruff instead of having a syrup added at serving time, not sure i have seen this before. its pale and hazy and fizzy from the can, really whitewashed looking with some sediment in the bottom. the aroma is cool, herbal and tea-like with the brett almost in front of the lemony lacto to me, there is a lot going on here, a hint of green apple and some smarties candy character too. the flavor is great, i dont know woodruff enough to call it out as bold, but this is definitely distinctive beer and i have to imagine a lot of what makes it cool beyond the brett is this addition. some green grape and apple brightness, a little pucker but not too sour, clean to finish and dry, maybe some raw wheat in the mix too this is almost doughy rather than malty to me, a hint of brine even too to it, high mineral content it seems, nice rustic funkiness from the mixed ferment, its really good and dialed in. bubbly and refreshing, i wish it wasnt so expensive because this could easily be an everyday drink for me. an impressive specimen overall that brings a lot more depth to the style than i am used to in american versions, and the carbonation makes it brisk and quenching. really good!

Jun 18, 2021
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of light wheaty malt, a distinct woodruff aroma and just the merest hint of subtle funk. Taste is a good balance of light wheaty malt, some herbal, sweet woodruff and very light lactic sourness and musty funk. Finishes with a light sourness and some woodruff lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light body and medium carbonation.

This makes for a nice, traditional Berliner Wei├če with a lovely aroma, although the taste does not quite live up to the nose and it also feels a little lacking when it comes to body and mouthfeel, but none of this is necessarily out of line for a traditional example of the style. The woodruff turns a little sweeter on the tongue, although there's still a good, natural, herbal quality to it, while acidity and funk and very, very subtle here and this just feels a tad watery as well. Overall though, this still makes for a very refreshing and easy-drinking example of the style with a very nice, natural woodruff character to it, that perhaps could just have done with a little bit higher lactic acidity.

Jun 01, 2021
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours mostly clear but slightly flecked straw with a minimal head. The aroma features apple juice, cinnamon, cumin, basil and a generally leafy smell combined with a woody, spicy character. The flavor is bright with sour apple and lime flesh, followed by a hint of baked apple and cinnamon, with some grass, leafy herbal quality. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with bright spritzy carbonation. Overall I love this beer - refreshing, tart but not too sour, with a complex spice-herbal flavor.

Nov 11, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed in Germany and Canned in the USA! From the can, it pours hazy darker amber with greenish highlights - to me - and a small, short lasting head. In the nose and mouth, i get a sourish scent and taste. There is a flavor that I can't explain that is noticeable - well, three more cans to work it out!

Jul 25, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a greenish orange color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like herbal sweetness, tangy sourness, lemon, and a light acidity.

This is pretty basic, but still pretty tasty nonetheless. The woodruffs a light sweetness, but it's more of a tangy sweet and sour thing, with a floral funk and a decent acidity to it.

This is very drinkable, mostly clean with a slightly lingering sourness on the back end.

Even with the "adjunct" addition, this is very much restrained, and not much like versions of the style you can get in America. The restraint and subtlety is nice.

May 08, 2020
Waldmeister Weisse from Brauerei Lemke Berlin
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 12 ratings