There are some styles of beer that I simply do not have much experience with and Berliner Weisse is one of them, so I was very glad to get a bottle of a home brewed version. I am not always in the mood for a really tart beer, so the slight tartness of this one really worked well for me. The style is something I would like to brew because I think it is quite refreshing for the warm weather months (which are already here) and it is always nice to have a few lower ABV options around the house.
Now for another unique B Note (in that the beer is not commercially available) to mark the middle of the week . . .
Brewery: Melton Brewing (Florida)
Name: Berliner Weisse
Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: ?? (assuming that it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3%)
Location: Home – Living Room (will always be one of my favorite bars)
- Light golden color and crystal clear with an amazing amount of rising bubbles visible. Head is as white as pure snow consisting of big bubbles and holds fairly well leaving a bit of a trail.
- Light fruity nose that seems to have white wine-like characteristics of pear and apple with the associated crispness.
- Flavor is pretty mild with light fruit notes finishing with a bit of tartness and some lingering sweetness. The finish is quite nice, being lightly crisp and dry.
- Mouthfeel is light with a really nicely high level of carbonation.
- I really dig this beer and want to take a shot at brewing this style sooner than later. Incredibly drinkable and certainly sessionable. Only wish I had a few more bottle right now.