18th Street Sour Note Berliner Weisse

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery (The Sour Note Brewing)
Country: USA
ABV: 3.5% or 4.3% (I’ve seen both, but nothing definitive, not even on their own website)
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Unfiltered, sediment may occur, do not recommend cellaring of this beer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Berliner Weisse is a top-fermented, bottle conditioned wheat beer made with both traditional warm-fermenting yeasts and lactobacillus culture. Regional to Berlin, this sharp, tart, fruity and refreshing ale dates back to the Middle Ages and has been called ‘The Workers’ Sparkling Wine.’

Delicate, yet aggressive, sour beer is the culmination of great patience, immaculate attention to craft, & an immense amount of labor. Just as many find great beauty in the acerbic, tart, & earthy overtones of a great sour, we also find the same beauty in our hometown of Gary, Indiana.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no best by or bottled on date poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden yellow colour with an extremely thin white head that disappeared almost immediately with little lacing.
Aroma: Tart apple and lemon with a hint of grass and wheat.
Taste: Like the aroma, sour and tart lemon and apple with a hint of mango, grass and wheat.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Simple but extremely refreshing considering it’s 34 degrees outside. It’s printed on the bottle “we do not recommend cellaring of this beer”, and I did not intend to, but I estimate it’s maybe got a year on it, but in good conditions.

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