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#1 MtnBrewer

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:09 PM

A friend of mine whose wife is German brought me back a bottle from a recent trip over there. I saved it in my fridge for a couple of weeks but I finally broke down and drank it this past weekend. I'm not sure I have the vocabulary to adequately do justice to this beer. It was a masterpiece as sublime as The Mona Lisa. The aroma was fresh and tart; the flavor complex with lemon, pear and apple notes. Every tiny sip was pure joy. The bars in heaven must serve this stuff. And if they don't...I'm not going.

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:37 AM

Sounds absolutely sublime. Do you know if this can be found in the US at all?
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 12:24 PM

Is this beer even still being produced?
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

Sounds absolutely sublime.Do you know if this can be found in the US at all?

As far as I know, it's not available here. 

Is this beer even still being produced?

Evidently it is. I believe it is the only remaining Berliner Weisse still being made in Germany.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 06:01 AM

I think I've seen it lately. Very nice beer. Assertively tart and effervescent. 

 

Another one to look for and taste is Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose. Similar to a Berliner Weise, but sweeter due to the sodium chloride addition. It does not taste salty...just sweeter.  Again, a very nice beer.


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 07:07 AM

I used to be able to get Kindl Weisse when I lived in New York... for $16 for a 4-pack.  Haven't seen it here in Northern Colorado, ever. :(


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:28 PM

Have yet to find a commercial berliner weisse locally.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

Have yet to find a commercial berliner weisse locally.

I think they will get more common before too long.

 

Only one I have seen around here is the New Glarus seasonal release the last two summers. It's very nice but honestly I've only had a few others to compare it to. 

 

Another one I recently had was Fierce from Off Color Brewing in Chicago which I really liked. It was loaded with all kinds of complexity behind the tartness.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:40 AM

Bear republic had one on draft that I LOVED, but no way of getting it up here. I drank the hell out of it when I was there because I knew it wasn't going to come back around again


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

Crabtree makes one that I thought was pretty good until I tried the Kindl. Pikes Peak made one last year that was nowhere close.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:01 AM

I used to frequent the Kindl brewery quite a bit in the 80's while stationed in Berlin. I used to get a case (24) for about $5! Those were the days...
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Posted 28 November 2014 - 01:08 PM

I used to frequent the Kindl brewery quite a bit in the 80's while stationed in Berlin. I used to get a case (24) for about $5! Those were the days...

Yeah, now you are going to pay double that in the states for a 4 pack and its only around a 3?? percent beer. Still enjoy it though. 


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