Grosse Bertha is halfway between a Hefeweisse and a triple because its 7% alcohol content is much higher than the usual 4-5%.
The colour of the beer is yellow and misty with low carbonation and fine foam.
On the nose, you can notice aromas of citrus, spices, yeast, coriander and wheat. The German yeast also gives it the aromas of banana and clove.
On the mouth, you can taste bananas, fruits, spices, yeast and malt. The beer has a slightly bitter finish.
Grosse Bertha was the winner of the 2014 prototype challenge. Brussels Beer Project proposed four wheat beers and 31% of Brussels beer lovers voted this beer to be the best.
Grosse Bertha became a successful beer due to its low hoppiness but high alcohol level. Thus, it is loved by both amateurs and beer experts.
What else is there to know about Grosse Bertha beer?
Where did the Grosse Bertha beer name come from?
The Grosse Bertha was a very large siege artillery used by the German army during the First World War. A German name was chosen because a German beer style, Hefeweizen, the recipe was used to make this beer. The name in German is Dicke Bertha.
What are the ingredients of Grosse Bertha beer?
Grosse Bertha beer contains barley and wheat malt, hops, yeast and, of course, water.
What is a Hefeweizen beer?
Hefe means yeast in German and Weizen means wheat. This name defines a style of ale where these two ingredients are typically used. Hefeweizen beers are generally easy to drink and refreshing beers.
A triple beer is a Belgian style beer with a very high content of alcohol. The term defines a strong pale ale.
How to serve Grosse Bertha beer?
Serve Grosse Bertha by slowly pouring it into a tilted glass. This will give you a nice foam of head. The best serving temperature is 6 degrees celsius.
How much bitterness does Grosse Bertha beer have?
According to the International Bitterness Unit, Grosse Bertha has an IBU of 20. For reference, lambic beers are generally with the lowest bitterness with an IBU up to 10. Indian Pale Ales usually have the highest IBU figures which are between 40-120.
Is Grosse Bertha beer gluten free?
No. If you are interested in gluten-free beers, head to our catalogue and select the gluten-free filter.
What are other beers by Brussels Beer Project brewery?
Grosse Bertha is the third beer by Brussels Beer Project brewery. The brewery’s other well-known beers are Delta IPA, Jungle Joy, Wunderlager, Pico Bello and Juice Junky, among many others.
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