Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse

Illinois
United States
Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Counter ClockWeisse Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

This 'reverse-engineered', Berliner-Style Weisse Bier is our interpretation of a traditional German-style sour wheat ale that is very pale light-bodied, low hopped, highly attenuated and pleasantly acidic and lemony-tart from our unique, spontaneous wild yeast and lactic fermentation.

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ABV: 
3.0%
IBUs: 
4
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This beer pours pale yellow with a thick, fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. The small and large bubbles create the appearance of champagne, further confirming what Napoleon's troops called the Berliner Weisse style when it was first invented – the champagne of the North. Aromas of lemon, citrus and doughy bread welcomes you to take the first sip of this moderately tart beer, further pushing its resemblance to champagne. The added wheat malt layers the perceived tartness into a crisp dry finish, with a long sour aftertaste that keeps calling you back for more. The light body and high carbonation level further pushes this beer into the easy-drinking category. No alcohol warmth is perceived (due to a low ABV of 3 percent), but this is a very thirst-quenching beer for those hot summer days. This beer will shine at the dinner table too, complementing dessert flavors from a raspberry tart to a blueberry cobbler.