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August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Co.
Lunar Interference Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

August Schell Brewing Co.
Lunar Interference Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Medium brown color. Roasted, sourish aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate yogurt, and sourdough dark rye toast with a satiny, tart, effervescent, sourish medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long melon and sprouts, kiwi vinaigrette, and chicory finish. A unique dark and roasty take of the Berliner Weiss style that really works and is quite approachable.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: coffee, chocolate yogurt, and sourdough dark rye toast
Taste Flavor: melon and sprouts, kiwi vinaigrette, and chicory
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Duck Quesadillas, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique dark and roasty take of the Berliner Weiss style that really works and is quite approachable.

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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