Grosse Bertha
WE RATE IT:  / 5
This wheat beer is an award-winning brew from the project that seeks to create new, funky beers using a combo of classic Belgian brewing and more innovative methods.
Brewed in Brussels, Belgium by Brussel Beer Project
05/07/2020

Grosse Bertha Review

We don't know who Mr Tripel is, but we have him to thank for ensuring that Grosse Bertha could exist.

This stunning wheat beer is an award-winning brew from the project which seeks to create new and funky beers using a combination of classic Belgian brewing and more innovative methods.

Grosse Bertha bottle and pour

Winner of the 2014 Prototype award in the wheat beer category, it's easy to see why the Brussels Beer Project is making such a name for itself if Grosse Bertha is anything to go by.

Grosse Bertha: Taste Test

Normally fruitness is not something you would expect to find in a hefeweizen, but Grosse Bertha is a little different than other wheat beers.

The addition of light clove and banana into the mix ensure that their aroma is light and floral, with the banana coming through straight away. The taste of the beer itself is quite hoppy but well balanced enough with a malty flavour that it's not overpowering.

The aftertaste is gorgeous with a tantalising hint of banana and sweetness that makes you want to come back for more. That and the lovely hazy gold pour make it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Grosse Bertha: Bottle Notes

The blue label with the bold, diagonal white stripe is very striking. While simple, the large black lettering adds an extra dimension and gives it a more 'classic' look.

Grosse Bertha bottle

Simple labels done well are a rarity these days given the weird and wonderful label designs out there, so to have something simple but strong is refreshing. Just like the beer, really.

Buy Grosse Bertha Hefeweizen

If you want to experience some of that sweet, sweet Mr Tripel love; then you'll have to go to Brew Cavern and wait for them to make more of it, then pay £4.10 fr the pleasure. He's a popular man, you know.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
7%
Brewery
Brussels Beer Project
Vessel
Bottle
Size (ml)
330
Beer Bio
Banana, clove, barley, wheat
Style
Belgian Hefeweizen
IBU
20
Calories
210
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