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.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is wheat, brett, tart fruit, and a touch of earthyness. Flavor is wheaty, fruit, tart, some funkyness, and a earthy finish.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Wow! My first Berliner Weisse and it has my interest peaked. Strong pinot blanc aroma with some breadiness. Pours like golden champagne, large bubbles (which usually I hate) and an incredible fizzy thin white head. I think the pour fits the style exceptionally. I haven’t had any other Berliner Weisses before but I really like this. The sourness is very understated in the finish, could use some more, however, it builds as you drink. Medium dryness. Really tastes like a tart pinot grigio. Very smooth carbonation for the size of the bubbles. Forget High-Life... this is the champagne of beers. P.S. Sea Salt & Vinegar chips are a great pairing for this.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-blond golden beer with a white bubbly head that disappears quick. Has a fruity, citrusy (orange) aroma. The taste is tart, again lemon and orange, and a little sweet. I have never had a beer that tasted more like a slightly sour orange soda.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 1084, bottle purchased from Sams in Downers Grove, Illinois. Bright golden with a large white foamy crisp head with good carbonation. The nose is sharp citrus and grains. Taste has just a hint of yeast with lots of citrus and pepper. Refreshing and overall a good treat. Worth the price.
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely caramel yellow colour. No head. Nice golden sediment settling in the glass. A peppery-orange, zesty- gasoline aroma with a sour-salty flavour with a wonderful lemon finish
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle] Grainy, lactic aroma... very intriguing. Pale yellow color, hazy, with a very nice off-white head. Excellent head retention. Lactic acid dominates the flavors up front, with some more grainy wheat and lemony tartness. Very clean, dry finish. Powerful carbonation. Really quite awesome overall-- super drinkable, this would be a beer I could drink all summer long.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is some funk or barrel with a nice crisp tart sourness. Taste seems to have a bit more alcohol than it states. Still very good clean crisp taste with a very nice tartness.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow orange pour with a fizzy short lasting white head. Aroma of lights fruits, yeast, light sour elements, and a bit of pale malt. Flavor was of crisp green apple skin...tart and lightly fruity and sour with musty yeast and pale malt evening out the equation. Fairly light body yet heavy in flavor and texture...sort of creamy yet carbonated well...malty and fruity in the front with a tart/fruity/sour...and almost hearty finish. Really neat stuff.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is exceptionally interesting. I haven’t been surprised by a beer this color in a long time. The premise of using very old original recipes and processes produces a brew that SEEMS authentic for its tartness - its very geuzy appeal. This also dominates the beer in a way I’ve never tasted a Weisse get dominated.