Category Archives: German Berliner Weisse

Brekeriet Wrapped In Red

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.6%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Wrapped In Red is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity and refreshing wild ale fermented with cherries, raspberries and strawberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in May 2018 #158, and with a best before date of 9th May 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, red berries, raspberry, and strawberry.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, with light jammy sweetness. Berry candy, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry with hints of lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe not a complex beer, but I really enjoy the candied berry flavours. It just tastes good to me and its refreshing.

Brekeriet Pink Passion

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Pink Passion is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity, refreshing and gluten free oat Berliner fermented with passionfruit and hibiscus flowers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in June 2018 #170, and with a best before date of 20th June 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy light orange pink colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Light tart and funk, guava, rhubarb, and passionfruit.
Taste: Tart, light sourness, passionfruit, guava, with hints of red berries and lemon peel, maybe some slight band aid.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking Berliner Weisse with great fruit flavours. However, I didn’t get any floral character despite the addition of hibiscus flowers.

Westbrook Rhubarb Remix

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Malt beverage brewed with strawberry and rhubarb

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Stop! Commence the sippin’ Westbrook is back with a brand new invention with this not-so-traditional twist on our German-style Berliner Weisse. Rhubarb Remix is brewed with the traditional no-boil method, and then infused with strawberries and rhubarb.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 3rd February 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head, that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Strawberry, rhubarb, lightly tart, and a splash of lemon.
Taste: Rhubarb, lightly smoky, strawberry, lemon and a touch of wheat.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Light and refreshing, smoke was interesting but not my preference, not sure where it comes from but I suspect from the rhubarb. Also hoped for much higher carbonation.

Mikkeller Double Sour Cherry Organic Berliner

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 4.8%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from can) Berliner style Weisse beer brewed with sour cherries.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 5th July 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, cherry candy, lightly tart, light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour, lightly tart, cherry, cherry candy, touch of wheat.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours were quite nice with strong cherry candy notes. However I guess it just wasn’t exactly what I expected since ‘Double Sour Cherry’ is in its name, and it just wasn’t that sour at all.

Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine

Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Berliner Weisse style fermented with tangerines. Barrel ratio: 100% French Oak

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our region is blessed with an abundance and variety of fresh fruit. South of Barrelworks in the hills surrounding the hamlet of Ojai, there are groves of citrus-oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines. We’ve been lucky to work with the Ojai native Friend’s Ranches who specialize in tangerines. Friend’s offered the W. Murcott tangerine which we zested for aroma, juiced for flavor, and then fermented with our base beer of Bretta Weisse to create a metamorphosis. Brought to life was Bretta Tangerine! A bountiful bouquet of citrus mingles with pronounced herbal notes, leading to funky, yeasty, citrus flavors. Soft cereal and oak aromas are enveloped by a firm acidity and tartness and punctuated by zesty tangerine. The finish is dry and crisp; a thoroughly enjoyable beverage. Santé!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle. Batch No. 001, bottled on 1st May 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin replenishing layer, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Funky, orange juice, mandarin, unripe mango, unripe apricot, and a touch of oak.
Taste: Light sourness, tangerine, mandarin, orange candy, oak, with a light funkiness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Not up to the standard of Bretta Rose, but still nice and easy drinking with good citrus, funk and barrel notes. Carbonation could be higher for a Berliner Weisse, but the lack of, doesn’t take too much away from it.