Style: Berliner Weisse
From: Haverhill, MA
Brewery’s Note: “Super sessionable, low bitterness with lots of bright and funky tartness. The malt is mashed for 36 hours until it literally becomes sour by breaking down the glucose in the malt, producing lactic acid. Often times in Germany this beer is flavored with raspberry or Woodruff (sour apple) syrup which we special order and are available at the brewpub. We keep things real legit.”
The beer pours a milky, pale yellow with a small sized head of eggshell white bubbles. In body, the beer is cloudy and opaque, leaving nothing of the other side of the glass to be seen. On the nose, the beer smells of soggy wheat flakes, light lemons, thick yogurt, and a pool. On the tongue, the beer tastes of a middling tart bight and then a bready sweet finish. In flavor, the beer begins as tart lemon, moving into lemon yogurt, then chlorine, and then a nice bready finish of wheat flakes and very soft lemon. In the mouth, the beer feels light in body with a strong carbonation, yet a slightly smooth, yet crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice little Berliner weisse with some good wheat malt and yogurt flavors. It’s neither the tartest nor the tamest, but the chlorine flavors do effect the experience a little. I like the yogurt flavor, but I like this one more mit schuss. A decent Berliner weisse.