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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Samuel Adams
Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Hazy golden yellow color. Toasty, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon pastry, nougat, and peach-banana muffin with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish revealing nuances of spiced citrus and bread pudding finish. A nice balanced Berliner Weisse that would be a nice introduction to the style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: lemon pastry, nougat, and peach-banana muffin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced citrus and bread pudding
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Butter Chicken, Catfish Pad Ped, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice balanced Berliner Weisse that would be a nice introduction to the style.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

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Berliner Weisse

Beer Glass Chalice Gold.jpg
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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