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Old 12-31-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default How to properly serve a Berline Weisse?

I finally found some raspberry syrup (couldn't find woodruff anywhere). Anyone know how to properly serve a Berliner? How much syrup? Is the syrup supposed to be cold when you pour it in?
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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I've only had this at a pub with the raspberry syrup. It was at a Winking Lizard here in Ohio, several years ago, so this may not be correct or traditional. It was served with a small plastic shot glass of syrup (room temp) on the side, so you could add as much as you liked. I've heard the woodruff can give a medicinal taste if overdone, but, like I say, I've never had it. When I have bought Berliner Weisse for home consumption, I've taken my medicine straight- ohne Sirup!
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Thanks for the help. I tasted mine yesterday and it was WAY TOO acidic. I definitely need the syrup.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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you can add whatever syrup you like, Ive found that seedless jam in the bottom of the glass is very nice as well

FYI woodruff syrup + b weiss = lucky charms
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I picked up my woodruff and rasberry online line from a german deli... TriTop Drink Syrup Woodruff Flavor only took about a week to get.
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I prefer no syrup at all and doubt that it was historically consumed that way. From what I've read that is more of a modern convention meant to appease the palate's of contemporary standards and expectations of sweetness/lack of sourness in beer. To each their own and all that though.
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Normally, I'd agree with you. I love sour beers. Earlier today I had an awesome barley wine that my friend soured with brett. But my Berliner is so sour that it is impossible to enjoy it as is. Rather than dump 6 gallons of salvageable beer, I'm schuss'n it up.

I think the starter of lacto I made was too big. Next time, I'm cutting it in half.
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I think you've got one of them-there "good problems" on your hand.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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if you get tired of drinking syrup with each pour, you could always blend with a batch of non-soured wheat to taste...
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Sirup to taste. I've served mine with Blueberry and Vanilla too.

I prefer to dose the glass with sirup and then pour the beer over that to ensure it's adequately blended.
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