Good evening folks. I hope you’re having an awesome week so far. I know I am. And with Friday around the corner, I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’ll be traveling up to Vermont to see my family and we will be spending some time in Burlington. I’m hoping to sneak into a few beery establishments while I’m up there. Anyone have any recommendations?
After going for a run and eating some dinner, I’m sitting down with a bottle of White Birch Berliner Weisse. I don’t try much stuff from this New Hampshire brewery, but I’m a sucker for Berliner Weisse, so I had to grab this bottle.
And I seem to have made a good choice. At first the beer is a bit weird; the flavors are quite unique. As you would expect with this style, it’s tart, which is the first thing that hits the palette. After that, it’s a rush of fruity flavors. I swear I’m getting distinct peach, apple and even white grape!
For a Berliner, the ABV is quite high: 5.5%; I typically see something more like 3% with these beers. The good news is, the beer remains very light, and highly drinkable, with lots of help from strong carbonation. I really enjoyed how different this one was and recommend it if you’re in for something tart, fruity with a wine-like quality.