About Flavored Berliner Weisse

About Flavored Berliner Weisse
A relatively new take on the relatively newly resurrected Berliner Weisse style of sour wheat beer, these beers are typically flavored with fruit juices, sometimes to offset the tartness of the base beer with fruity sweetness, sometimes to amplify that tartness with citrus juices. As sour beers continue to grow in popularity and diversity, the lightness, balance, and refreshing appeal of flavored Berliner Weisses makes a great introduction to sour beers.

Top Picks for Flavored Berliner Weisse

August Schell Brewing Co. Framboise du Nord Flavored Berliner Weisse
93 points
Cloudy red oak color. Aromas and flavors of freshly pureed raspberries, candied lemon peel, lemon vinaigrette marinated artichoke hearts, and raspberry tea with a supple, racy, spritzy, sourish medium-to-full body and a complex, very long finish displaying notes of roasted Brussels sprouts and kennebec potatoes, gherkins and cocktail onion, pickled melon, rhubarb and root vegetables, and hibiscus-lilac mineral water finish. A fantastically pure and complex raspberry flavored Berliner Weisse with enchanting and mouthwatering savory notes.
August Schell Brewing Co. Tidal Disruption Blackberry Berliner Weisse
93 points
Maroon color. Earthy aromas and flavors of overripe and stewed berries, gherkin, berry yogurt, and leather shoes with feet with a supple, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish with accents of pomegranate vinaigrette on greens, chestnuts, grassy earth, and lime pith finish. A brooding and earthy berry Berliner that will excel at the table, especially with game.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Berliner Weisse
Bravo! All Star Sour Power Blackberry Berliner Weisse
91 points
Brilliant light ruby oak color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sweet blackberry and strawberry jam on raisin toast and honeyed cherries and strawberries with a supple, tart, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish with impressions of craisin-beet relish, buttered buttermilk biscuit, and arugula with raspberry vinaigrette finish. A fantastically appetizing flavor ride from sweet to sour and savory makes this a must-try Berliner Weisse’ especially for Beaujolais Nouveau fans.
North Coast Brewing Co. Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse
90 points
Brilliant old gold color. Yeasty, fruity aromas of hibiscus, sourdough, cherry pie, and lemon zest with a soft, lively, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, short raspberry jam, toasted wheat cracker, lemon juice, and fresh cut flowers finish. A rose-colored beer with refreshing acidity and balanced berry notes.
Revival Brewing Co. Pinky Swear Raspberry Berliner Weisse
89 points
Cloudy light amber color. Jammy, fruity aromas of strawberry jam, fresh rhubarb, sea salt, and currants with a soft, tangy, frothy, briny light body and a polished, breezy raspberry shrub, strawberry, and strawberry jam finish. A tangy, fruity beer with outgoing and natural raspberry flavor.
August Schell Brewing Co. Electrik Empress Plum Berliner Weiss
81 points
Murky deep amber color. Curious aromas and flavors of paper mache, rubber band, waxy honeycomb, and ham and pickle sandwich in a ziploc with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-long finish manifesting nuances of pickled plum and mushrooms, candle wax, grass, and berry granita finish. A tart, earthy fruit sour.