Boatrocker Brewery Elderweisse

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

Published June 6, 2016

As if it wasn't bad enough living in a house in which their attendance at the musical in Melbourne recently has brought with it relentless renditions of The Sound of Music from wife and daughter, now Boatrocker has gone and released a beer with a name that on first glance (and second and third given the current predicament) looks rather like Edelweiss. As a result, that bloomin' saccharine waltz keeps floating into the Crafty cranium. The beer best be good...

What it is is another Berliner weisse inspired beer from the Braeside barrel program and one that is the first in their "exclusive" series, where there's so little of a beer that it will only be available at the Barrel Room or a handful of selected partner venues (of which the Melbourne ones are listed here, with the others TBC). And, believe it or not, it's one to which elderflower has been added.

If you're familiar with the brewery's straight barrel aged Berliner weisse, Mitte, which is now to be released in 500ml bottles, Elderweisse a little cloudier, a little yellower, a little fuller, and a little funkier, with a musty floral aroma that's joined by oak and apple as it warms. There's plenty of oak and acidity to taste, plus a hint of smokiness and distinct citric characteristics. Taken together with the very fine spritz and drying tartness, it's not too dissimilar to a traditional French farmhouse cider, and one that should make a fine beverage for the dining table.

Elderflower Berliner Weisse
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

34 & 51 Macbeth Street
VIC 3195

0438 394 972
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 2pm to 11pm
Saturday: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


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