ajm (1072) - 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.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy, yellow body with no head..slightly cloudy pour..citrus in the nose with hints of bread, dough, touches of spice, banana, and nutmeg..flavor of dust, sour must, green apple, bile (non-offensive if thats possible)--and upon reading the label this is clearly the lactic acid aspect of it--soft palate, cask-like...overall nicely done
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy pale golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is full of pale grains, wheat and citric tartness, straw, lemon and grassy notes. Flavor is sour, moderately acidic, freshly-squeezed lemons, lime and wheat grains. Small bodied, sticky texture. Long tart finish.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I ordered this at a restaurant that specializes in German and Belgian beers, and they did something that I found odd. They poured some syrup (raspberry I think) in the bottom before pouring in the beer. They then mixed it up with a spoon. Odd but tasty. It made for an intense fruit explosion. Too sweet to have more than one, but tasty nonetheless. The beer was also fairly light.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a fantastic representation of the style. Much better than others I have tried. An interesting blend of tartness and sour, but extremely well balanced malt background. I wish it could have had a little more sourness, but very refreshing.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 In short: On of the most refreshing and tart beer this side of the lambics. The ultimate lemonade for the beer lover.
How: Bottle, fresh, drank the day of purchase
The look: cloudy yellow with a little with ring of foam
In long: Aroma of lemon pie with meringue. Fluffy body offering lots of hay, lemon skin, lemonade concentrate, granny smith apples and bananas. This is a very tasty beer and it is very very tart. The tartness/acidity is such that it makes this little 5% Berliner Weisse almost a sipper. The type of beer that I was thinking of a high-3 rating while drinking it because after all this is “just a little refreshing beer” but woke up the day after obsessing about it. On a hot summer day this beer will be as welcomed as air conditioning and satellite tv by Abu Ghraib prisoners.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL bottle. Pours pale yellow color with a foamy white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is wheaty with some tart apple cider and citrus peel aroma. Flavor is very smooth, just a little bit of tartness at the end. This is my absolute favorite easy-drinking beer... I only wish it came in six-packs.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of theisti. Very beautiful golden pour with a big foamy head. Wheaty nose with lemon, apples and a tart aromatic quality. Taste is a lemony treat with a nice pilsner flavor. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Thanks Tim.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden pour has a massive, foamy head. Nose is lively and sour with an undertone of banana and wheat. Palate is really amazing with a sturdy body softened by strong carbonation in a great interplay. Flavor is mostly dominated by the tartness with more of wheat qualities shining through. These revolving elements make for a refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable example of this interesting style.
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 Pint 0.9 oz. Bottle, pours clear pale gold and/or yellow gold with a white head that leaves some lacing, aroma of pilsner malt, pear and apple fruitiness, faint banana wheat aroma, fragrance of old flowers and an aged scent (maybe woody?), yes, this has a sharp sour tartness of grapefruit upon first sip, malt flavor with pears and apples, hints of berry, I noticed a faint strawberry flavor, I did not detect any hops in this drink, bubbly and very dry on the palate, reminded me of how a Belgian Wit feels on the tongue only with more tart and dryness, has a Champagne liveliness in the mouth, I see why this is refered to as a refreshing drink, clean and tart on the palate, could almost pass as a dry white wine, gave me hints of the same, this is a dry wisp of a drink, not as heavy as a white wine, as this beer warms the strength of the tartness tapers off some but is always there.