Friday, July 13, 2012
New Beer Friday 7/13/12
If your not familiar with the style, Berliner Weisse's are one of rare sour or "tart" ales made in Germany. It's a wheat beer made with both traditional warm-fermenting yeasts and lactobacillus cultures. They have a rapidly vanishing head and a clear, pale golden straw-colored appearance. The taste is refreshing, tart, sour and acidic, with a lemony-citric fruit sharpness and almost no hop bitterness.
This beer pours a light yellow with very little foam. The nose is of wheat, lemon, hay and some hints of lactic acid. The taste starts Lightly tart with a bready sweetness and hints of corn flavors. The finish is grainy and grassy with a yogurt tartness. Even though this beer is 4.0% ABV it is only available at liquor stores. Go figure.