Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse | Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
Vermont, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SFLpunk on 07-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by kingcrowing:
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3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very clear light yellow with no head. Nose is very light. And a bit tart.

Taste is subtly taste and sour but very refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and carbonated. The finish is dry and tart. I like this a lot!

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Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man this is a nice beer. Cloudy straw color, very nice head that has good retention and leaves sticky lacing. Appearance is excellent.

Aroma is sour, grainy, malty, lemony for sure. A bit of funk in there too. Very tart and lemony taste with a touch of sweetness. Yeasty. Lactic and sour and just a little funky here too.

Clean crisp finish, good carbonation, you could make a session of this for sure. Easy to drink if you're at all a fan of sourness. Certainly not over the top in that department though. A handful of women were really enjoying and talking about this one the day I was at the brewery. Wide appeal I'd think in that it's crisp and clean and highly drinkable. Rather have this than many "summer" beers but worked well starting things off on a fall afternoon with some football too.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of stakem
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big, BIG thanks to the unnamed advocate who assisted me in getting a chance to try this one.

Served in a pint glass, this brew appears a clouded color of straw yellow. An initial surge of nearly 2 fingers of head fades quickly down to about a half finger of creamy head composed of rather large bubbles. The head retention is pretty solid for the style. A swirl lightly revives the cap and produces some patches of lace work on the glass that stick and coat the glass. Very attractive looking example of the style.

The smell of this brew is lactic and funky with a solid wheat to bready grain base. There is a fruity lemon quality all around the nose that gives the impression of something along the lines of sweet tarts. Some notes of yogurt along with light notes of poopy diaper are evident. As the brew gets warmer a light note of something almost pear-like to apple comes out mixed with cardboard extending the fruity realm of this brew's nose beyond just the typical lemony scents. Fantastic depth to this brew's aroma.

The taste is tart with a lemon flavor that is almost candy-like in a sweet tart sort of way. Through the body is a very solid bready grain flavor just like the aroma led on. More sips reveal some yogurt flavoring that gives a sharp, crisp finish yet a contrasting, seemingly creamy flavor I associate with yogurt that really confuses the tongue and keeps this brew fascinating throughout the experience.. As the brew warms up, the bready grain gives way to something more cereal-like. Overall, this was an awesome balanced berliner with an perfect contrast of sweet grain to lactic sharpness.

The sourness of this brew is not clean like it is was fermented with a culture of lacto. There is a greater depth of character to this brew that brings out the funk and other flavorings. I am laying it out on the line here without knowing anything about the brewer's method of souring and stating that I firmly believe this was sour mashed. The depth of funk in this brew is very familiar to my first attempt at sour-mashing. It is light bodied and modestly carbonated for the style. I don't know how many times the brewer of Three Needs has toyed with this style but this is a keeper. 2 glasses of this just isn't enough during the summer. I could drink it all day.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint, $3.75.

Clearish golden yellow with some thin white head that leaves no trace. Nose is dominated by lemon and has a note of something like toasted sesame seeds or cashews. Palate is tart and pulling. Lemon, lime and cashews again. Reminds me of delicious pad Thai for some reason. An interesting version of the style. Glad to see brewers being adventurous!

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Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse from Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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