Review: New Glarus Unplugged Berliner Weiss

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New Glarus says:

Napoleon hailed this tart beer style “the Champagne of the North.” A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weiss is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor.

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Berliner Weissbier, unknown ABV

Andrew: When I was younger (think 9 or 10), I thought it was fun to buy bottles of sparkling grape juice and then drink it as if it were a bottle of wine. I’ll pause while you laugh at me…

Anyway, this beer totally reminded me of that, a bottle of sparkling white grape juice. It poured with a slight head and was a cloudy golden in color. It smelled of grapes and a hint of tartness, and the flavor matched that exactly – a very tart, sweet beer that made my mouth pucker with hints of grape and, do I dare say, lemons. This is a great summer beer.

Ryan: I tried to capture the gorgeous color of this New Glarus Unplugged Berliner Weiss but I am not sure the picture really does it justice.  This beer has the appearance of a combination of hazy sunshine and straw.  And the smell matches that latter appearance.  Lots of funk mixed in with some white grapes.

This is such a refreshing beer to drink.  Flavors of strawberries and green apple with the consistency of champagne.  Watch out, though, this is a tart one.  Kinda makes you pucker a bit.

I could see this going great with brunch on a summer afternoon.  Maybe pair it with some french toast covered in powdered sugar & fresh strawberries.

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