MOA CHECKPOINT CHARLIE
Style: Berliner-Style Weisse
Serving Glass: Pilsner Glass
Available only on draught at selected craft beer bars in New Zealand.
Named after the most famous crossing point between Cold War East and West Berlin, this German style wheat beer dubbed the ‘Champagne of the North’ by Napoleons’ troops is traditionally enjoyed with an accompanying syrup that can either be mixed directly into the beer or enjoyed separately.
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and 50% Pilsner malt, this beer is true to style having had two separate ferments (first a lactic acid bacteria ferment to develop acidity/sourness, then a German Ale yeast)and unfiltered.
A cloudiness should be evident from the yeast and bacteria, and with a pH of <3.5 it is very sour with big ester characters. Tropical fruit and tinned pineapple dominate with a creamy fullness that the sourness bites through. Bitterness is non-existent with 4 IBU and no hop character.