Perhaps one of the rarest varieties of wheat beer available, Berliner weisse beers originated around the German town of Munich, where they are famous for their mouth puckering sourness that is the hallmark taste of this style.
The beer is characteristically high in wheat flavour and sourness, with hoppy bitterness or hoppy fruit flavours being virtually non-existent.
Although the colour of these beers is often very pale with a distinct haziness, making them appear thick, they are actually mostly light-bodied and unfiltered beers that contain a high amount of carbonation.
Another strong feature of these beers is their typically low levels of alcohol, which usually sit around the 2-4% mark, making them an incredibly refreshing and palate cleansing style that can be enjoyed alongside a variety of food types.
Some of the best pairing options include matching them with lightly hotly spiced Asian dishes, fruit salads containing tart fruits such as cherries, kumquats, raspberries, or tart melons, and finally, common bar snacks, including salted pretzels, French fries, or potato chips.