As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently received my football bet winnings from homebrewer Brian Gruner. Since we’re finally hitting some pretty steady nicer weather here in Buffalo, I thought it was the perfect time to enjoy Brian’s Berliner Weisse.
Pours a hazy lemon yellow with no visibility whatsoever. The finger and a half of white head dissolves quickly.
Fresh lemon tartness with a touch of sweet wheat. The aroma overall is best described as light and airy.
The lemonade of beer styles, this brew hits Berliner Weisse on the nose. Delightfully sour with just a tiny touch of sweetness, it refreshes from beginning to end.
So very light, with low to moderate tiny-bubbled carbonation; just enough to tickle your lips on each sip.
In the 19th century, Berliner Weisse was the most popular style in Germany, with hundreds of breweries pumping out their own versions. Sadly, only a few German breweries make it now. Cheers to Brian for truly embodying this classic style. It’s one I’d definitely like to enjoy poolside, again and again.
[techtags:HOMEBREW, BEER REVIEWS, BERLINER WEISSE]