German Ales: Berliner Weisse

Notes: Carbonation is high. Traditionally, some Berliners were brewed or served with fruit, spices or syrups. Some more contemporary versions have been brewed with other ingredients such as darker malts. Any such versions will take on corresponding hues, and may exhibit flavor and aroma attributes typical of such ingredients. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, brewers may be asked to provide supplemental information about entries in this category to allow for accurate evaluation of diverse entries. Competition organizers may create subcategories which reflect groups of entries based on the addition of fruit, spice or specialty malt, or other ingredients or processes. Fruited or flavored entries would be accompanied by a very brief description of the fruit/flavor used by the brewer.

  • ABV: 2.8%-5.0%
  • ABW: 2.2%-4.0%
  • IBU: 3-6
  • Color (SRM): 2-4
  • Color (EBC): 4-8
  • Original Gravity: 1.028-1.044
  • Original Gravity °P: 7.1-11
  • Final Gravity: 1.004-1.006
  • Final Gravity °P: 1-1.5

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.

5 Berliner Weisse Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Festina Pêche Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales 7.35
Hopfentea Perennial Artisan Ales 8.07
Hottenroth Berliner Wesse The Bruery 7.00
Really Rosie Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub 9.24
Unplugged Berliner Weiss New Glarus Brewing Company 8.00