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August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Co.
Cypress Blanc Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

August Schell Brewing Co.
Cypress Blanc Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.4%
Minutely hazy light emerald straw color. Bright, funky, yeasty vinous aromas of lemon sourdough toast, peach vinaigrette, and barnyard hay with a soft, tart, finely carbonated, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long candied lemon peel and green apple finish. A highly drinkable Berliner Weisse with a pleasing level of sourness and attractive toastiness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, sour & tart & malty
Aroma Aroma: lemon sourdough toast, peach vinaigrette, and barnyard hay
Taste Flavor: candied lemon peel and green apple
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Duck Paté, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highly drinkable Berliner Weisse with a pleasing level of sourness and attractive toastiness.

The Producer

August Schell Brewing Co.

The Producer
1860 Schell Rd
New Ulm, MN 56073
USA
1 507-354-5528

Berliner Weisse

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Serve in a Chalice
Berliner weisse is pale straw to light gold in color and ranges from 3-4% in alcohol. These beers are unfiltered and are defined by their electric sourness. This distinctive sourness is the product of the addition of lactobacillus or lactic acid in the brewing process. This style originated in Berlin in the 1600’s and is still brewed in Germany today Though they had faded in popularity outside Bavaria the style has now been embraced by the craft brew movement as a refreshingly tart, sessionable sour style. These beers are commonly served with woodruff or raspberry syrup to help balance the acidity and tartness.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse, Banhof Berliner Style Weisse, New Glarus Thumbprint Berliner Weisse and Bell’s Oarsman.

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