Originating in Germany, this style is typically the most pale hued of German wheat beer styles. Berliner Weissbiers can exhibit crisp, tart, fruity, sour and light-bodied characteristics. In Germany, drinkers often add a sweet raspberry or herbal woodruff syrup to the beer to balance the tartness and sourness.
|Taste/Smell||Crisp, Tart, Fruity, Sour, Wheat, Light-bodied|
|Alcohol-by-Volume (ABV) Range||2.8 – 3.4%|
|Popular Examples||Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils, 1809 Berliner Style Wiess, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, The Bruery Hottenroth Berlinerweis|
|Serving Temperature||Cool, 46-54°|
|Glassware||Pint or Nonic, Goblet, Chalice|
|Cheese Pairing Ideas||Blue Cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Havarti|
|Food Pairing Ideas||Salads with vinaigrette or blue cheese dressings|