The Brewer's Share Chris's Summer Delight Berliner Weiss from Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon pours out a brassy orange in color with just a little haze and is topped with a fizzy, one finger, snow white head that reduces down all the way after a few minutes. On the nose, aromas of lemon, grass, wheat and a mild funk. In the mouth, this is tart from the get go and finishes almost puckeringly tart. Flavors of lemon, wheat, light funk and the faintest hint of biscuit. Light bodied. Fine, seltzer like carbonation. No lacing on the glass. Crisp, very clean mouthfeel. The finish is medium in length and fairly dry with good, tart sourness.
Talk about a beer for a hot day! Light, tart, refreshing and thirst quenching. I really like this craft beer and being in the sub $4.50 price point makes it hard not to want to pick up a few bottles. My only regret is not having any woodruff or raspberry syrup on hand to try it with. Buy some. If you like tart/sour beers that will rock a hot summer day this is for you. Recommended.
22 ounce bottle, 4.0% ABV, 9 IBU
Beer 223 of 366 for 2012