malrubius (2583) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 500 ml bottle, purchased last November, in tumbler. Pale cloudy orange with quickly dissipating loud fizzy white head. Tart grassy aroma. Tart, pink lemonadey, chalky flavor. Dry finish with lingering cloying sweet citrus. Medium body, high carbo. I think there’s a reason why some beers are beer styles have mostly disappeared. Kinda yucky, but without the character and complexity of a good geueze. Extra points for historical value...retried on tap at Ebenezar Kezar. Same result.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, almost greyish-beige colour, like pear nectar. This is after a big head had frothed up and whittle slowly down in what had to be the most impressive audible show I’ve ever experienced in a beer. The aroma shows just a miniscule amount of that lactic, lemony character of the style and a lot more of footy yeastiness. Flavour is suitably tart, however the footiness doesn’t do it any favours, but the kiss of malt in the middle does. The malts then fade away to a puckering, limey finish.
Two things: 1) It looks like ass but I give a bonus point for the audio. 2) Sourness is right but not much else is.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Magic_dave6’s disco dance tasting. Yellow, thin white head. Nose is hazy malty, hoppy and lemony. Mouth is predominantly lemony, clean malt, fruity, lively, quenching. Palate is long and lemony, fizzy. Really refreshing, very good.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with faint head. Aroma is lightly sour and faintly wheaty. Flavor is lemony, tart and citric, far more sour than the first bottle I had. Moderately sweet in the finish with some light mineral type flavors and additional fruitiness. Still in appearance though lively and heavily carbonated in the mouth. Pleasant overall to drink and quite refreshing.
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 50cl bottle poured into a long, thin glass. Small, fizzy bubbles abound. Kind of subdued, slightly sour aroma with an impression of peaches. More sour peaches in the flavor, very dry and tart. Highly carbonated and dry, perfect mouthfeel for this style. Highly refreshing and very good.
Edit: This has improved after 6+ months. Really a softer a better mouthfeel, and more richness in the flavor.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold with some haze, big white head. Aroma is citrus. Flavor is citrus fruit and wheat. Heavy finish, lots of wheat. Lighter and refreshing. I really like this style!
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... pale yellow ... belgian hop nose ... light fruity belgian blonde ... not really a berliner weise.
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to Oakes. Hazy pale tan color. Audible fizziness makes it a fun beer to listen to. Sour tang of yogurt in aroma and flavor both. A little on the fizzy side but overall a fun drink.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a rather large head that recedes quickly. Aroma is lemon and wheat, sour and tart. Taking a taste, yup sour and tart. Interesting, good, but not what I look for in a beer.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
MMMMMMM Very pale hazy straw color with a fizzy white head. Aroma of a raw honey sweetness, wheaty wanginess, and a sour yeasty funkiness. The flavor is much the same as the aroma , sour, tart, fruity, wheaty, crisp, and very refreshing. This was a very pleasant surprise, bought on a whim with no expectations. I will definitely buy again!