Bulk_Carrier (3894) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure why ratebeer says to pour Berliner Weisses into bowls, do I dare go off on a tangent in a review on why we’re not supposed to do that? Ugh, part of me wants to but maybe it’ll be better if I explain to the editors and moderators on ratebeer the correct or traditional glassware for a Berliner Weisse, that’ll probably be better. Anyways, well, here’s the rest.
This was poured into a stange (because that is correct glassware for this style).
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange peel color with a semi-thick to thin foamy white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was somewhat foamy but small bubbles.
The smell had the sour wheat up front then subtle sour to bitter lemon and orange rind with a nice little bit of sweet wheat sliding in underneath as it warms.
The taste was basically the same with a citrusy aftertaste about it.
On the palate, this one was light bodied with a sly carbonation allowing just enough bitter harshness to accompany the feel.
Overall, now that’s what a Berliner Weisse should be! Would I have this again - maybe a better question is: does a baby like milk?
altonbrownd (5775) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Flora Cafe. Golden body with big head. Nose is floral, citrus, spices. Taste is hops and citrus. Malty. Sour in the finish.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
d/yellow color. Aroma is mildly wheaty with a sour presence. The taste is a thrist quenching sour/dry. Almost like a champagne. It is hard to describe, either you like it or you don’t. I love it.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice weisse, Unusual in its lack of banana flavor, its saltiness and its mild lemon rind flavor. This is quite complex and very well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Poured from a large bottle into a big nonic. Good and persistent head, very cloudy yellow color. Aroma of wheat, lemon and yeast.
The flavor is tart and smooth, fruity and lightly salty, with a dry finish that keeps me drinking. Glad this is a big bottle as this is a delicious brew. More than I ever expected from this style,
Cristobal37 (819) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Berliner weisse beers are a little odd for me still, but since it’s hot as sin outside I thought I’d give this badboy a shot. Aroma is apples, tart yeast like a lambic, and cellar space. Taste also reminds me of apple cider but the lactic acid flattens it out, if only slightly. A bit plain but satisfying bubbily on a hot afternoon. Still can’t say it’s my favorite, but nice.
ffbot (358) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is a unfiltered but clean looking golden lager color. Smell is straight up citrus: lemons, grapefruit, sour orange and yeasty. Bit malty presence. Taste is a blast of citrus with some grainy mouthfeel and a bit of a acidic aftertaste. Big refreshing hit like a lemonade. The 5% alcohol feels heavier then it rightfully should but that was welcome. Sour, puckering and dry aftertaste
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy, hubby solar yellow with a thick but effervescent snow-white head. Aroma presents nice fruity and yeasty tones. Flavor has a malty core that supports yeasty and somewhat sour fruit notes. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and has little fizz. Nevertheless, give it a try.
woodychevy (848) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trapeze. Crisp, refreshing and delighful. Definitely a summer beer but superb for the style. Super tart and tons of lemon/ citrus notes. Light bodied and crisp but still complex. Lactic notes throughout. Really well done.
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw colored and effervescent. Light fluffy head that disappears. Fine sediment suspended in the beer. Taste is light malt, fruity, yeast and slightly tart. Bottle conditioned.
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
floral, lemon, dough, citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,