Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ludwig’s Schnitzelhouse and Restaurant, Charlottesville. Pours a cloudy straw gold color with a very large head. Aroma is a bit weak, but the lactic sourness comes through. The taste is the same. This has a nice wheat/sour taste. The sourness is not overpowering, and balances nicely.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Winking Lizard. Served with a cup of raspberry syrup which I declined. Pours a somewhat hazy yellow-gold color with a medium thin bone white head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Tart fruit, doughy malt and spices in the nose. Light-bodied and clean with a tart citrus and raspberry character. Mild spices and grainy malt flavors as well. The finish is fruity with a lingering tartness afterward. Overall this is pretty interesting.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow, hazy with a thick white head. One of the lightest beers I’ve seen. Head disappears quickly. Grainy aroma with some sweet fruit - berries. Dry lemony start, like lemonade with no sugar. Bitter finish with some grainy aftertaste. Not bad.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Suspect a spoiled sample. Yelolow color with no head retention. Tart sweet aroma. Fruity tart flavor with a hint of lemon. This style is sometimes mixed with a syrup. I’d suggest doing that if this is how it tastes..
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow with a hazy look. Nice mid-sized frothy head. Aroma is sour and lemony citrus with a barny noe. Flavour was also sour with a weaty and yeasty flavour. Tart and dry.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy lemony yellow, witbierish appearance. Grainy aroma, wet dog, leaves, lightly tart fruit (gummy bears). Empty grainy flavor, tart, undersweetened. Surprisingly transparent flavor, very clean, no aftertaste whatsoever, no yeast development. Almost imperceptible bitterness, very sharp carbo. Dry lemonade, uninteresting.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very refreshing lemony beer. Remarkably refreshing and easy to drink. This may be my summer beer of choice this year. I really hope that this style starts becoming more popular as it is a wonderful change of pace to many of the other classical german brews.
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Thick, cloudy, autumn fog like . Milky honey gold in color. Fine fizzy top.
Nose : fruity wheat character , stronger than usually found hints of alcohol. Sweet gooseberry feel and red apple. Yeasty ,esters ending show. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft sourness , citric , wheat grain oriented ale. Softer , smoother at finish. Tart front with wheat midlle. Good Berliner.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 ounce bottle shared by grant. Sweet, sugary, herbal, floral aroma with plenty of lemon citrus notes. Aroma is not overly sour or acetic, which is unlike other samples of this style that I have had. Moderately hazy blonde body with small, feeble, quickly dissipating, listless head. No lacing at all. Starts tart, lemony, and sour before it becomes a little grainy and cereal-like. A few yeasty banana esters make a cameo. Finishes with a nice, light sweetness. Pretty straight-forward and drinkable. Not as intensely sour as other Berliner Weisse beers that I have had.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at Stuffed Sandwich for $7. A little steep, but I’ve been eager to try this for some time now. They sell it at HWC, but I haven’t been motivated to try it. I like sours, so I’m going to rate this higher than normal. Sourness is very mild. lower than I expected, actually lower than the 2006 St Ambrois barleywine I had yesterday. Light beer. Yellow color. soda like carbonation: Large bubbles floating to the top and popping. Smell is somewhat BMC-ish. Nice feel on the tongue. Easy to drink. Pretty decent. Kind of like a well made pale lager.