Brewery: Buxton Brewery
Style: Berliner Weisse
I’m quite new to the world of the Berliner Weisse. I’ve had four of the BrewDog Blitz range, which are fruit infused twists on a Berliner Weisse and I’ve also had London Sour by The Kernel. One thing that I have found is that, as a style, they seem to be consistently good. Maybe it’s that I’ve been very fortunate and have only had good ones or if it’s that I just love sour things so much that I even like bad ones. Who knows. Either way, I was really eager to try this dry hopped twist on the style.
Beer in the glass is very light with a small amount of haze. Very small amount of pure white head which disappears into nothing after about 30 seconds.
The aroma is pretty standard and typical of the style with some lemon juice notes, and a bit of a bready, yeasty note. Other than that, not a lot going on other than maybe a very slight grainy note. If you know beers, you’ll know what I mean when I say it smells very German.
On the palette it is definitely different to any Berliner Weisse I’ve ever had. There is definitely a hoppy presence which brings with it notes of grapefruit and lemon rind and ever such a small amount of bitterness. It definitely has a lot more body than something like London Sour which comes from the higher ABV (at 4.9% it’s definitely the strongest I’ve had of this style). It’s also quite a lot less sour than all of the others I’ve had which makes it massively more drinkable. It is a little bit on the gassy side but nothing too offensive.
Great beer, very moreish and maybe a little too easy to just chug down.