Berliner Weisse

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

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My third Berliner Weisse in the last few months comes in the form of Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche. While I was excited to sample another variation of this style, I was not sure how the addition of peach concentrate would complement the already enjoyable qualities of the Berliner Weisse style. Pouring vigorously into my glass […] ... [Read more]

The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

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I acquired this bottle for the purpose of doing a side-by-side comparison with Dr. Fritz Briem’s 1809. Being a style that not many breweries produce, I wanted to see how an American replication held up to its German model. Using the same glass (to limit the number of variables) I emptied this low 3.1% abv […] ... [Read more]

1809 Berliner Weisse

Dr. Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse

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I have heard and read of this sour beer for some time now, but finally got up the gumption to buy a bottle of 1809. This beer was brewed in an attempt to recreate a nearly extinct style that was unique to Berlin Germany. According to the bottle, Napoleon and his troops dubbed the Berliner […] ... [Read more]