Taking a break from cleaning on a Thursday night, Dan seeks refreshment with White Birch Raspberry Berliner Weisse, a year-round offering from the NH brewer.
This year-round offering from White Birch was referred to as the “Champagne of the North” by Napoleon’s troops due to its refreshing and elegant poise. They use raspberry puree during fermentation to build in fruit flavor instead of use of a traditional syrup. It weighs in at 5.5% ABV and I sampled a canned release.
Also, if you’re in NYC over Christmas and want to do a little drinking on Boxing Day (aka the 26th), join Dan and Dad On Tap and more of the crew for the Boxing Day Pub Crawl! Contact Dan for details.
Golden straw in color like others in the style, with a fluffy white head and medium-sized bubbles of carbonation.
A kiss of raspberry fruit on the nose, blended with a tart note.
Lovely and refreshing, but not bone dry. A little higher in ABV than most others, but you cannot taste it. The fruit is not overpowering, more of an injection for balance.
A slightly bigger (medium) body than expected with the fluffy bubbles of carbonation.
Not too much tartness, so it would be rather approachable for even non-beer drinkers. Better for the spring and summer, but if you enjoy warmer weather for longer (or wish that it would stay despite being buried in snow), then the fact that it is year-round really rocks.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.
All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers