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Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery
Pearl-iner Weisse Sour Wheat Beer

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Pearl Street Brewery
Pearl-iner Weisse Sour Wheat Beer

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Curious aromas of sticky oatmeal, paper mache, composted lemons and tea leaves, and waxy honeycomb and asparagus with a supple, racy, effervescent, bittersweet thin body and a tingling, engaging, breezy egg sandwich and cheerios cereal finish. A toasty, piquant Berliner weisse.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Funky & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: sticky oatmeal, paper mache, composted lemons and tea leaves, and waxy honeycomb and asparagus
Taste Flavor: egg sandwich and cheerios cereal
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Boiled Crawfish, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, piquant Berliner weisse.

The Producer

Pearl Street Brewery

The Producer
1401 Saint Andrew St
La Crosse, WI 54603
USA
1 608-784-4832

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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Berliner Weisse