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Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:10:13 AM »
A friend gave me two bottles of Kindl Berliner Weisse.  She said she likes Grenadine with hers, but I'm wondering what other choices there are.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 10:42:10 AM »
A friend gave me two bottles of Kindl Berliner Weisse.  She said she likes Grenadine with hers, but I'm wondering what other choices there are.

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I didn't know that was still available anywhere.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 10:44:49 AM »
You can probably try any liqueur you like. Maybe Chambord or Creme De Cassis.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 10:47:56 AM »
traditional is sweet woodfruff (sp?) syrup.

I have made blueberry syrup, raspberry syrup and blackberry syrup for adding to Russian River wild beer and they were all lovely. grenadine sounds nice though.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 11:09:10 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 11:14:41 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 11:24:44 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?

Check your local German market.  I found a bottle for a friend at one recently.

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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 11:31:31 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?
I've had homemade woodruff syrup made with woodruff from the homebrew shop. The color is off - brown instead of neon green, probably due to commercial syrups using food coloring - but people who've had it in Germany say the flavor is good. It's pretty much simple syrup infused with dried woodruff.  I thought it tasted good.
 
Liquor stores have all sorts of fruit-flavored syrups for cocktails now.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?

Nope.  The only times I've had it it was provided by the people who made the beer.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 11:51:12 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?

Check your local German market.  I found a bottle for a friend at one recently.

Our local German deli/restaurant/craft beer bar keeps Waldmeister in stock.
I think I've also seen it at the local homebrew store.

http://www.germandeli.com/4054600095139.html

To the OP: where did they find that beer?  I used to really like it, but it's been years since I've seen it.

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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 12:01:55 PM »

Our local German deli/restaurant/craft beer bar keeps Waldmeister in stock.
I think I've also seen it at the local homebrew store.

http://www.germandeli.com/4054600095139.html


I like the woodruff syrup from German Deli.  It has an interesting herbal flavor I can't describe.
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Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 04:13:10 PM »
And roughly how much of this is added to a half liter of Berliner Weisse?  I am sure you sample to taste, but what have you found with it to your taste?



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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 09:12:31 PM »
And roughly how much of this is added to a half liter of Berliner Weisse?  I am sure you sample to taste, but what have you found with it to your taste?



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I cover the bottom of the glass with the woodruff syrup and then pour in the beer.  A wild ass guess is 1 part woodruff to ~20 parts beer.
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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 09:32:42 PM »
And roughly how much of this is added to a half liter of Berliner Weisse?  I am sure you sample to taste, but what have you found with it to your taste?



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My preference is to pour the woodruff syrup down the drain, then enjoy the tasty berliner weisse.   :P

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Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 10:20:33 AM »
To the OP: where did they find that beer?  I used to really like it, but it's been years since I've seen it.

My friend's father-in-law lives in Rostock, Germany.  I have invited him to my house many times for beer tastings, in which he pays me back by bringing me German beers that are not available where I live.
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