Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is a German-style Berliner Weisse by North Coast Brewing Co. that blends tart cherry and sourdough bread.

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Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is a German-style Berliner Weisse that’s brewed by North Coast Brewing Co. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a 12 oz. bottle.

Packaging art for the Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse by North Coast Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse by North Coast Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

The Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is brewed with the juice of Michigan Montmorency cherries that balances the tart, lactic finish in which the style is known. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The ale pours a relatively clear rosy, orange-red hue and is topped by a thick cap of loose and frothy carnation pink foam. The head persists briefly and its reduction leaves behind a few droplets on the sides and a thin ring of around the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of cherries, apple, graham cracker, and a touch of cinnamon.

Flavor

The palate is led by a taste of wheat bread that’s immediately flushed with tart cherry. The finish mixes tart lime that’s been sweetened slightly with sugar. Underneath it all is sourdough bread and a floral note of hibiscus.

Label art for the Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse by North Coast Brewing Co.

Label art for the Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse by North Coast Brewing Co.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is crisp with a medium-light and moderately-high carbonation. The cherry sweetness lightly coats the back of the mouth but otherwise, but otherwise, the finish is dry and mildy acidic.

Overall

It looks lovely in the glass and its aroma just smells so good. The palate is a delicious mix blend of fruit, wheat, and sour mix while its feel is crisp, tart, and oh so refreshing. And at such a low ABV, you won’t have any problem knocking back a few of these. Needless to say, the The Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is just a delightful beer.

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