Archive for the ‘Berliner Weissbier’ Category

Funky beers have really exploded and Transmitter has been putting out some great yeasty beers. I don’t remember exactly where or when I picked this one up, but hopefully it’s a good one.

ny4

ABV: 3.9%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Sour with notes of Citrus and Floral. Spelt Berliner style Weisse beer made with all NY State ingredients. Sour and light with refreshing citrus/pine notes and subtle floral nose.”

Random: The brewery says that you can cellar this, which I found interesting.

When I went to pop this open, the cork pretty much popped out itself, with the cage only slightly loosened. It gushed all over. I think I lost about a fifth of the beer, but luckily, I was by the sink when it opened. Thus, why you see the dish towel under the bottle. Once I got it into the glass, it had a huge, three and a half finger, white head. It dissipated at a snail’s pace and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color with moderate carbonation. The nose was a lot of yeast and some funk, but not a lot of sour. The taste was grassy and had some yeast and only a small amount of citrus. It was on the bland side, actually. The body was thin and bordered on watery with moderate carbonation. It had a quick and yeasty finish. The bottle was $16, which came $.73 per ounce. This beer was expensive and didn’t deliver for me. I wouldn’t get this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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My back has been killing me lately, so I’ve parked myself on the couch with Val to watch “Top Chef” while using a heating pad. I’m also having a glass of green tea, so let’s see how this beer was.

perfectmatcha

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing A clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”

Random: It’s rainy out today, which is perfect weather to sit home and relax.

The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a very small crown. The body was a hazy, dark yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with lime, green apple and pineapple. The taste had slightly more depth than the nose. I got lime and pineapple up front, but it also had a hibiscus characteristic with white grapes. I didn’t pick up any of the green tea, which was disappointing. It had a light body with a lot of carbonation to it. The finish was tart and quick with lime juice. A bomber of this was $8.99, which broke down to $.41 per ounce. I thought the beer was good, I just wanted it to have the green tea note that it promised.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Happy birthday to me! I’m not sure what we’re doing yet, but I’m hoping it’s a lot of fun. Anyways, today’s selection is a beer from a brewery that has some of the best artwork that I’ve ever seen in the business. I love the illustrations, especially the ones with the mice.

yuzufierce

ABV: 3.8%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Berliner Weisse with Yuzu Fruit Our kettle soured, free rise fermented Berliner Weisse with Yuzu fruit. It’s ok to enjoy yuzu again! Availability: Summer, Draft and bottles ABV: 3.8% | IBU: 3ish? Malts: Pils, Wheat, Flaked Wheat Hops: A little Secret Ingredients: Lactobacillus and Yuzu (duh!)”

Random: My goal this weekend is to get through my backlog on the rest of my posts and be current. Wish me luck.

The beer poured a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass, along with a quarter of a finger of a crown. The body was bright yellow and cloudy. It had a lot of carbonation visible as well. The nose was filled with lemon juice and nothing else. The taste reminded me of melted lemon Italian ice with a touch of sprite. It had some tartness as well, but I couldn’t pick up much yuzu. The body was very light with high carbonation. It had an instant finish with lemon juice. The bottle was $2.50, which came to $.21 per ounce. I thought this beer was alright, but it was a bit one note for me. I would grab a bunch of other Off Color beers before this one.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Since Val and I go to New York less than we used to, I don’t get Grimm beers as much. I did receive one for a Christmas gift, which was very exciting. Let’s give this one a shot.

fieldrotation

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Created in collaboration with the team at Blue Hill, this refreshing Berliner Weisse is brewed as an ode to crop rotation. The historical tradition of rotating crops creates nutrient-rich growing conditions that produce the most flavorful grains and vegetables. Clover is a cover crop that nourishes the soil; oats and rye improve soil structure and suppress weeds; barley rids the field of fungus and pests. The ingredients in this beer both contribute to and result from the health of the whole farm. Brewed with malt grown in New York.”

Random: I like the label on this one a lot.

The beer poured with a gigantic, three finger, pure white head. It took forever to dissipated and left a large amount of lacing on the glass. The body was lemon yellow and super hazy. It had a decent amount of carbonation visible too. The nose had lemon, white vinegar and citrus pith. It had an oat note as well that was definitely unique. The taste was quite tart and took a minute to adjust to. It had lemon juice and lemon drop candies. There weren’t any oats in the taste, which I was disappointed by. It had a lemon cough drop note as well. The body was thin with high carbonation. It had a long finish with lemon juice. The bomber set me back $10.99 ($.50 per ounce). I thought this beer was alright, but it was a bit too one-note for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

This was the other beer that I had before the game. I was looking to keep the ABV low since I knew we would be hitting another bar and drinking at the game.

jackieberliner

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In March 2013, after eighteen months of building and planning, Jackie O’s started a new chapter at our production facility at 25 Campbell Street when we began packaging beers into kegs. Two months later we fired up the line and canned Firefly Amber and Chomolungma, and the rest has been history in the making. We partnered with Cavalier distributing in August of 2013, around the same time we started canning Mystic Mama, and were able to start off 2014 with the addition of Hop Ryot cans. In February of 2015, we released Razz Wheat, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Our production facility provides the Jackie O’s team the room to play and think big- hence our arsenal of barrels! From rum and bourbon, to sherry and tequila barrels, we’ve been skillfully aging specialty beers since 2013. Bourbon barrel beers are packaged into 375 mL bottles, along side their non-barrel aged counterparts. 99.9% of the beers that our loyal customers have consumed around the state in 2014 year have come from this facility, and we are grateful for the opportunity expand our efforts and get Jackie O’s beer into more hands across Ohio. Art and BradEquipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy beers straight from the source, our production brewery and taproom is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 9pm & Sunday from 12-7 pm. The taproom offers a wide variety of merchandise, specialty and core beers, as well as carryout of all packaged kegs, cans and bottles.”

Random: The bar had a retractable roof which was really cool.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left very little lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had lemon juice and a bit of sourness. It had some lime too with some wheat. The taste started with lemon and lime sourness along with some yeast. There was hay along with wheat. The body was light and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and tart with lemon juice. I enjoyed this beer and it made for a decent session beer before the game. I would highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Val and I found a World Market in Pennsylvania that wasn’t all that far from the new Pour House restaurant. We decided to stop there before going shopping. The food there is quite impressive and it had become a game day stop for us. I just wish it was closer to us, since it’s about a 45 minute drive. They turn their taps pretty frequently and this was one of the selection they had on tap when we passed through there. It’s also the first selection that I’ve had from the brewery.

passionfruitprussia

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Passion Fruit Prussia is our non-traditional look at the classic Berliner Weisse style. Brewed with a generous amount of passion fruit, this beer pours golden in color with a nice tart finish. A perfect compliment to the summer heat.”

Random: This is a seasonal that is available from April to September.

This beer poured with no head on top of a hazy, lemon yellow body. It had a lot of carbonation on it. The nose had notes of passion fruit, lemon juice and lemon lime soda. The taste was pleasantly tart with light passion fruit flesh and tart lemonade. There was a note of lemon drop candy as well. The body was light and drinkable with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemon. This was an easy drinking beer and one that I had no problem finishing. I would highly recommend this beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Happy New Year’s Eve! Val and I aren’t big fans of the holiday and usually just do something quiet at home. If you’re going out, make sure you have a designated driver or aren’t driving at all. Now, let’s crack open this beer.

victoryfrischeweisse

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This refreshing beer features a grainy aroma, slightly hazy straw yellow body. Aroma is grainy, touch of lactic acidity. Slightly tannic, acidity is very refreshing but not bitingly sharp. Very refreshing and easily drinkable.”

Random: One of the beer podcasts I listen to discusses physics on their preshow. It’s quite fascinating.

This beer poured with a finger of pure white head. It took awhile to go away and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and bright yellow. It had slightly less carbonation than I expected to see. On the nose, the dominant scent was tart cherries along with the expected wheat note. After a few sniffs, I lost the wheat and only smelled the cherries. The taste started with a white vinegar tartness. I also got apple with apple skins, but not the same as the off-flavor apple note. It had a lot of cherry notes with cherry pits as well. The body was thin with the same moderate carbonation that could have been dialed up a bit to make it go down easier. It had a lengthy finish with wheat and white vinegar. A bottle of this was $1.67 ($.14 per ounce). I enjoyed drinking this beer, I just wish it had more bubbles.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0