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1809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir Barrels

1809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir Barrels
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Barrel Source: Ransom Spirits Barrel: Gin / Pinot Noir #1 http://www.bunitedint.com/zymatore/barrel_filling/10/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Draft at the ginger man. Pours hazy yellow with minimal head. The aroma has lemon and a bit of a woody note. The taste is tart lemon, slightly Winey, big woodiness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft at Gingerman NYC. The aroma is red wine, slight sour. The appearance is yellow, no head. The flavor is wine, Slightly sour, lemon. The finish is sour, tart lemon, acidic mouthfeel, medium in body. Same refreshing drink as original. But the wine barrel aging is a real winner. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Light tart lemony, well restrained boozy barrel notes, a hint of funk, and light flowery notes. Very well put together, well balanced, etc. Damn delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4649) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 4/12/13

Aroma: The nose of this one had a nice mix of tart/sour, and fruity notes, some apple, and wood
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color with a thin bubbly white head
Flavor: The taste was on target with the nose, an interesting and tasty mix of tart and fruity
Palate: The body is medium, and overall, it has a pretty nice mouthfeel
Overall Impression: This was an interesting beer. I didnít realize what this series was at the time, but after reading a little more about it, it sounds like a really cool series that B. United has put together. Iíll be on the lookout to find more of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at TÝrst with Max, Ramy, GT & Whitney, Podey, Andy, Pearl, and maybe some others later. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. The gin is definitely here, but very subtle. Soft musk and funk, lively citrus and a touch of wood and booze, which is funny on a berliner. Medium bodied, tart and funky with a bit of old wood and the gin comes through again. Long gin overtones. Lingering tartness, light funk. This was super cool.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft. Light golden pour with white head. Nice sour lacto, Brett an wine tones in aroma. Gin comes into the flavor and makes the tartness a little more subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours cloudy yellow. White head ring. Nose and taste of gin, oak, French oak, bright lemon, tart citrus, wheat malt and banana. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at Torst. Pours glowing straw with Medium white foam. Good lacing. Nose is baby powder, sweet cream butter, fresh lemon, mild detergent. Taste is bright, medium gin barrel heat and spice, sweet cream butter, sour tangerine and pineapple. Very good. Not overwhelming with the gin. Bright and fresh. Nice buttery chardonnay abounds. Finishes a bit mealy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaips1 (73) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 on tap at St. Sour Day. this was a treat to have with its slight bready, sour notes escaping the glass of this very bright yellow, slightly cloudy, under a frothy white head. the taste of sour lemonade up front and hints of spice from what could have been the gin barrel aging. There was definitely a different taste than other berliner weisse Iíve ever tasted there and Id bet it was from the barrels. The bubbly effervescent body was spot on for the high carbonation in this style. the carbonation helps to add a bit of the bite. Overall this was a very good and unique beer that definitely used a unique flavor and approach with the gin barrel. So glad I had a chance to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
eh, German sour? funky stuff, I liked it. Ití;s very light colored and bodied, tasted of fruit and a pretty good amount (though no overpowering) of lactic tartness. I found it complex, and very refreshing at the same time.

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