Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss

Leinenkugel Brewing Co

USA

I had a sample of this at Leinenkugels brewery, so I'm sure it tasted a little better than what you'll find in your local beer store. However, I have to review what's available to me. If Grolsch tastes bad because it sat in a container for 2 months, tough. This had a nice fruity flavor to it, very berry like (couldn't quite place which kind). Unlike a lambic, this wasn't fizzy and champagne-like. You knew you were drinking a lagered beer. This had a smooth, malty flavor that complimented the berries nicely, so while the fruit dominated, there was more substance than just the fruit. It had a great smell, too, so you get to enjoy this with a few senses.

Reviewed: October 11, 2003

Rating: 6/10

Wow, berries. This certainly isn't a "taste" of berries. It's an assault, with a very large, blunt weapon, that will leave you reeling. It reminds me of a wine cooler, to be honest. Steve sent me a bottle of this, and I let it sit for two months. Not on purpose; I kind of just forgot about it. Which is surprising, becuase all I really have in my fridge is iced tea, mayo, and beer. But even with it sitting for so long, it still tasted very good.

Reviewed: January 09, 2003

Rating: 7/10

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