Bruery Terreux Frederick H. – Berliner Weisse at 4.4% ABV

Bruery Terreux Frederick H. Berliner Weisse at 4.4% ABV (C$13.99 at Oak & Vine, 750 ml, packaged on 26-Oct-2016, acquired 27-Mar-2017, reviewed 14-Feb-2018)

Appearance: clear to lightly hazy medium gold with one fat finger of fizzy white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sour, wheat, oak, funk, stone fruit, white grape must, hint of band-aid. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5)

I’ve called the tart here moderate, but after a couple of glasses it feels a bit more than that, becoming almost crab apple. Not quite heartburn territory for me, but not far off. I was expecting more carbonation, too, but I’m not sure that wouldn’t have put the acidity over the top. There’s also a mild hint of band-aid that isn’t entirely welcome for me. Not bad overall, but not particularly memorable. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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