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White Birch Berliner Weiss

September 10, 2014

I haven’t had many White Birch beers, and it’s been a long while since I have had them. This is most likely because they’re a very small brewery out of New Hampshire, so small they call themselves a nanobrewery, who produces all of their beer by hand and in small quantities. On my second day in Cambridge, MA looking for something light to drink before dinner, I immediately ordered their Berliner Weiss after sitting down.

The beer was a slightly hazy straw gold color with a bright white head sitting on top. The scent was a very strong combination of sweet wheat and citrus that tickled my nose. It had a very light body, and was smooth going down with a sweet sticky mouthfeel.

Sweetness is definitely the predominant way that I would describe this brew. There is a strong wheaty flavor buried at its core, but it’s surrounded by a sweet citrus flavor up front that coats the mouth. It then comes to a very tart, mouth puckering finish that hovers just between refreshing and overpowering. However, its light body and the wheaty core help to smooth things out, making it perfect for those last few gasps of unbearably warm summer days that can crop up randomly at the end of the season.

I would suggest trying any White Birch beers, since they’re a brewery dedicated to quality. The Berliner Weiss will go over very well with any fans of the style, and people who are looking for something beyond the standard pilsner but aren’t big craft drinkers.


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