ksiwzos (82) - GREECE - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on 25/7/14
Pale golden with white, big head that lasting and lacing beautifully. It definitely has wheat!! Aroma is phenolic(light clove), earthy, light tartness, sweet hay, spicy wheat. Reminds me of a hefe but less intense and a bit more complex. Flavor is light sweet and has just a hint of tartness, wheaty, sourdoughy, nice light bread crust. Aftertaste is tart, some earthy tones from the hops, light salinity.
Generally my first try of a Berliner Weisse that is like a soured Weiss, meaning it’s got the phenolic and doughy character but with lactic tartness. No bret character or funkiness what so ever.
Pumpkin87 (85) - - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy lemon yellow with enormous white head, and both are indicators of what’s to come.
When the head subsides, the nose is lemon, dough and yeast. On the palate, the dough adds a sweet touch, but the overwhelming flavor is the refreshing lemon, which is tart but not mouth-puckering. The other element is the pillowy carbonation, which remains even as the head goes.
This was bottled in November 2014 and perhaps needs a bit more time to develop. As it is, this is a very straightforward brew, ideal for a summer’s day in the beer garden, but not geared toward late winter.
PapaSkeetSkeet (998) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with 2-inches of medium-coarse cream-colored head, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is tart hay, sour-wheat dough, a touch of fake-grape flavored candy, hint of ground of candy cigarettes. Body is light-medium-light, watery, a touch of starchiness, carbonation is big with a strong burn and medium coarseness. Flavor is a very consumable tart grain, hints of lemon and pound cake. Tartness is incredibly clean certainly no acetic, but also almost no indications of the usual lactic signatures. A great Berliner, very yummy, top-notch body. The abv is a bit on the high side for the style, but otherwise a go-to.
AndyReynolds (1033) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Bottle. Pale gold. Aroma is wheaty, bready, and slightly fruity. Taste is tart and slightly sour. Palate is surprisingly light and refreshing.
alliance100 (912) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle - Hopcat GR - pours a vibrant gold . Soft wheat aroma with hints of lemon . Nice light body with moderate tart citrus . Excellent .
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jamesewelch (153) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bonus beer at BJCP study group, 3 oz pour
Aroma: sour, tad funkiness
Appearance: yellow, pale, white head
Palate: light body, average carbonation
Overall: A really great Berliner Weisse. Textbook example. Light and effervescent. Sour, but not overly done. Nice balance yet complex with some fruit and tartiness. One that I’ll definitely buy, if I see the bottle.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint 9 bottle poured a slightly cloudy yellow aroma of straw citrus and funk. Love this beer. Tart and dour one the tongue but not over powering. Nice fruit tartness throughout. Excellent example of the style.
revolution2718 (320) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours straw with bubbly head. Nose is wheat, lemon, tart. Taste matches, very bubbly, a bit tart, lemon, lot of hefe character. Like a cross between a hefe and a gose. Good.
bg80 (44) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. First pour is clear apple-juice appearance, turning cloudy and straw colored by the second. Aroma is lemony tartness. Great carbonation. Head is fluffy white and fine, with minimal lacing. Taste is tart with lemon balanced by the wheat/malt sweetness. Like a clean lager, light hefeweiss, and mild sour rolled into one. Very crisp, balanced, and delicious.
Gandalf39 (129) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C’est comme un Hefeweisse mais en version acide. L’acidité est très modéré, petite arôme de banane. Bien!