White Birch Blueberry Berliner Weisse

Posted: June 20, 2015 in Berliner Weissbier, Reviews, White Birch Brewing

It’s weird having the house to myself. I’ll be honest, I don’t like it. My other half has lots of energy and I miss her when she’s not here. This was a beer that she tried and absolutely hated. Let’s see what I thought about it.

blueberry

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries from the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium (a genus that also includes cranberries and bilberries). Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as ‘blueberries’ and are native to North America (commercially cultivated highbush blueberries were not introduced into Europe until the 1930s).”

Random: All this talk about fruit beer is making me hungry.

This beer poured with no head. The body was a cloudy, light orange color with light carbonation visible. The nose had wheat and ripe blueberries. Lemon was there as well. The taste was not nearly as tart as I’ve come to expect from the style. It started with wheat and then was lightly tart with lemon. Some blueberry was present, but I hoped for a lot more. The body was thin and lightly carbonation. It had a dry finish with lemon and tartness. This beer didn’t impress me much. It would make a good introductory beer to the style since it is not as intensely tart as most others of the style. Again, no idea on price since this was a beer gift. But, if you’re a true fan of the style, this one is a letdown.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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