Nodding Head Berliner Weisse

Nodding Head Berliner Weisse

Rated 3.488 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Style:  Berliner Weisse

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ID: 5589 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank3413
Overall Percentile93.6
Style Rank4 of 385
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.780
Weighted Score3.488
Standard Deviation0.531

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 10/11/2012 at GABF. This Berliner Weisse pours a very light yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, tart and citrusy. A medium to light bodied Berliner Weisse. The malts are fruity, tart and citrusy. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Fairly tart, but not mouth puckering, its close but not quite mouth puckering. Nice crisp, citrusy flavors, with a crisp and dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    This is a beer I have been wanting to try for a long time, luckily I finally got the chance to try this multiple times at GABF 2008. The beer is a very pale, gold color and it is topped by a fizzy, fairly quickly disappearing, pale-white colored head. The aroma is noticeably tart with a light funkiness to it that lurks just beneath. This has lots of wheat character that reminds me of freshly crushed wheat berries; it really does have a hearty, whole grain character to it that is a mix of freshly threshed grain and expressive wheat aromatics.

    The taste is exquisitely refreshing and this is so light on the Palate. It has a light, not aggressive, but noticeable / dominant tartness to it that cuts through most of the other flavor components. This is perhaps not nearly as funky as I might prefer, that the tartness makes this fantastically drinkable. After my palate adjusts to the tartness I start to pick up a solid wheat note in the flavor that adds a nice, expressive, grassy-grain and cracker-like notes to the finish.

    This is one of those beers I just kept coming back to, a great example of the style and its light, refreshing qualities (yet with lots of flavor) kept me coming back for a Palate refresher.

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 3.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I've had Nodding Head Berliner Weisse both on tap at the brewery and most recently at the Grey Lodge in Phildelphia, PA. It pours a light pale golden color with a small head. A sour taste crossed with tart, slightly acidic but mostly boring. It's a light beer to me with a decent taste, but not bad for the style.

  • COTTRELL 588 reviews
    rated 4.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Loved it. No beer could have been better on this remarkably hot day in Philly. Poured a strange pale greenish color, with a minimal head. Very efferevescent with several streams of carbonation rising to the top. Aroma is tart sourness, sweet, grassy, and a bit citrussy. Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied. Flavor is a powerful woodruff sweetness up front, followed quickly by some great tart sour funkiness (the good kind of funkiness), and a bit of a wheat flavor and feel. Well, not knowing what the hell woodruff tastes like, I can only guess that's what the sweetness was up front, as the waitress informed me the green hue was from the woodruff syrup added while pouring. I would have been interested in trying the beer before the woodruff was added, but I simply didn't think to ask. This is really a great refreshing beer. If you've never had a berliner weisse, this is a great place to start, if you're in the Philly area anyway.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.0 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Draft at the brewpub... Poured a pale gold color with a creamy white head and some lacing. Musty sour apple, and citrus aroma. Lightly tart, and mildly sour, seemed rather acidic. Tart and refreshing it is, and at the same time, not foul.

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