Berliner Weisse

English Pronunciation: BARE-leener vice

Cloudy, sour, white beer of around 3% abv. It is a regional variation on the white beer style from Northern Germany, dating back to at least the 16th century. Can be made from combinations of barley and wheat malt, with malts that are kilned at very low temperatures to minimize color formation. Fermentation takes place with a mixture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria, to create a lactic acid taste - a distinguishing feature of a Berlin Weissbier. By the late 19th century, Berliner Weisse was the most popular alcoholic drink in Berlin, with up to 50 breweries in production. The style has been given Protected Geographical Indication within the EU, where it may only be applied to beers brewed in Berlin.

Other names: Berlin white

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