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New Glarus: Berliner Weiss

By Joe Ruvel · October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Thanks to Jasmine’s brother and his girlfriend, who just came back from a trip to Wisconsin, we now have a few New Glarus beers in the fridge. New Glarus is one of my favorite breweries. Their beers consistently taste great. The vibe and feel of not only their brewery but of their company is one of experimentation and thoughtfulness. There is a lot of care in their beers.

And all of that makes me jump for joy when I can try a brand new beer of theirs. Berliner Weiss – brewed as part of Daniel Carey’s (the brewer) unplugged series – was the first one we tried the other night. Here is a little from their website:

New Glarus - Berliner WeissA lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weiss is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor. Barrel fermentation, Pinot Grigio, Riesling grapes and Wisconsin White Wheat are bottle fermented with five proprietary yeast strains.

Lively is for sure. The beautiful orange hazy yellow color packs a nice tart flavor. Not exactly a sour beer, really, but it is definitely different then your usual Weiss beers. The lemony taste is there and a prominent grape flavor is also present. A fun, different beer. The next unplugged beer to try will be the Bohemian Lager.

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