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August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Co.
Basin of Attraction Dry Hoped Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

August Schell Brewing Co.
Basin of Attraction Dry Hoped Berliner Weisse

Category: Berliner Weisse

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Nearly opaque cloudy gold color. Aromas and flavors of pureed root vegetables, lemon spritzed peaches, brown butter on sourdough, and peach kombucha with a supple, tart, effervescent, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting notes of reduced lemon and kumquat, kale and blood orange salad, and hint of paprika finish. A clean, robust and mouthwatering Berliner Weisse that whets the appetite.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: pureed root vegetables, lemon spritzed peaches, brown butter on sourdough, and peach kombucha
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of reduced lemon and kumquat, kale and blood orange salad, and hint of paprika
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, White Sardines, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean, robust and mouthwatering Berliner Weisse that whets the appetite.

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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