Hors Série Berliner Weisse – Les Trois Mousquetaires (Broussard, QC, Canada)

Hors Série Berliner Weisse – Les Trois Mousquetaires, 3% ABV, 650ml, (Brossard, Quebec, Canada)

on the back label:

“This very sour german-inspired wheat ale can be served straight or with a dash of fruit syrup in the glass.”


  • Style: Berliner Weisse
  • Taste: Medium sour puckery tart light lemon curd coriander dry
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N.Burnaby
  • How much: $4.50 CAD (7.5% off) – 375ml., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: too weaksauce

Visual: Pours clear light apple juice yellow (SRM=3), not much of a head, ringed retention with a medium island, several scattered singular streams.

Nose: sour pukey pineapple. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: immediate big puckery sour

Mid-palate: (lvl-2-sweetness), manageable pukey funk, acidic lemon juice

Finish: light-bodied/no carry, dry grainy wheat, pineapple exhale

Summary: Very sour half grainy-half lemon taste, the body fizzles out after the sourness dissipates. The taste is too thin for my liking, but I guess they did a decent job for a 3%’er. The taste buds barely broke a sweat, next please.

The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale w/ Blackberries – Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA, USA)


The Tradecraft Series Sour Ale with Blackberries (Blackberry Berliner Weisse) – Black Market Brewing Co., 3.8% ABV, 22oz., (Temecula, California, USA)

  • Style: (flavoured – blackberry) Berliner Weisse
  • Taste: Fruity blackberry puckery lactic acidic wheat malt rough sticky gums
  • Where I got it : High Point, Vancouver
  • How much: $9.70 CAD (after 10% off) – 22oz., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent for the style

Visual: Pours opaque reddish brown with a small 2cm head, large island w/ ring retention, clusters of fast active micro streams.

Nose: full-on juicy tangy blackberry-blackcurrant. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: immediate sour tangy berry

Mid-palate: blackberry juice, puckery lactic acidic background, (lvl-3-sweetness), sustained body

Finish: blackcurrant exhale, residual fruity tartness, tart sticky gums, mildly astringent wheat malt grainy exhale.

Summary: Big fruity flavour, big sour-tangy-tart texture, mildly palate rough – overall very nice for such a low ABV beer.

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.