Thursday, October 10, 2013
August Schell Star of the North Berliner Weisse
Star of the North, Berlin Style Wheat Beer, August Schell Brewing Company, part of the Noble Star Collection, August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, Minnesota.
Hazy pale yellow, almost "white", with a gargantuan head, leaving copious lacing.
Aroma: weird and funky sour. Lemon peel. Cat pee. Sauvignon blanc.
Interesting stuff, to say the least.
Taste: Bracingly sour, and refreshingly so, too. More citric zest not he palate, more wild, sour funkification. Intense sour that never quits. Good consumability, nonstop refreshment. And never once did I cry out for a sweetening syrup.
I'm liking this lots. Good choice on Schell's part to put it in a large bottle at a high price. Not everyone's going to want to down this by the 12-pack. Hardly anyone, actually. And also cheers to them for actually brewing such a thing.