Granville Island Brewery – Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse Review
Vern has a lot of different beers in his little black book and one of them is the Pucker Meister. A Berliner Weisse with lactobacillus for lip-puckering sourness. At a mere 2.8% alcohol this cloudy-straw coloured beer pours with 2+ fingers of quickly settling head. The smell is pure sour. Wheat tones stand aside to the sour tones of this beer. There are tropical fruit tones that come through in the smell as well along side the strong sour scent. The flavour is sour and almost juice-like. The lower alcohol actually seems to help here with the sour tones as the juice-like flavour helps to settle the flavours as opposed to where alcohol can enhance them. As a personal disclaimer I have never really been a fan of sours or low ABV beers but in this case it works. If you want to try a sour beer that is not over the top and can be appreciated a touch more easily that a typical sour this is the one to try.
Alcohol – 2.8%
Size – 650ml Bottles
IBU – 8
Price – $6.90
Limited Release (Aug. 2013 release)