Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse – Granville Island Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)


Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse – Granville Island Brewing, 2.8% ABV, 650ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)

printed on the front-left label:

“Pucker up to a pint of this defiantly tart wheat beer from 16th century Germany. It’s sure to send chills up your lederhosen.”

additional info from ratebeer.com:

Pucker Meister has a low bitterness and almost no hop aroma. Pale malt, wheat malt and sterling hops are all essential in the brewing process but the high acidity and distinctly sour taste are from the fermentation with ale yeast and the bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii. Pucker Meister has bready malt flavours and is pale yellow in colour. It’s a great thirst-quenching beer that goes perfectly with the record-breaking hot weather this summer. Berliner Weisse can be enjoyed on its own but is best served mit schuss (with syrup). Raspberry and woodruff syrups tend to be the most popular but why not try any quality fruit syrup. Pair it with a fruit forward sweet dessert to balance the sourness. Pucker Meister Berliner Weisse is being released now in a limited run of 650 ml bottles that will be available at the GIB Taproom and select liquor stores in Vancouver and area.


  • Style: Berliner Weisse
  • Taste: Puckery tart pineapple lacto big sour roughish
  • Where I got it : 16th Street Liquor / W.Vancouver
  • How much: $6 (after 10% off) – 650ml., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: I don’t think so

Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Pours cloudy pale straw yellow with barely any head, many active streams breaking the surface.

Nose: sour pineapple Calpis. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: tart lacto-sour, tingly-fizzy

Mid-palate: puckery sour, lemon curd, pineapple, (lvl-3-sweetness), Calpis

Finish: tart sour, sticky gums, palate rough finish.

Summary: Very sour and tart, not so much in a good way. Drinkable but rough as a sipper. I tried it with Giffard framboise syrup, marginally better but now it’s just plasticky. Meh.