JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden-yellow color with a dissipating white head. Aroma is subtly-banana-ey with some tart citrus, wheat/assorted sweet grains and maybe some light spices. Taste is tartly citrus with some smooth and sweet wheat flavors. Nice tingly mouthfeel and overall very refreshing. Probably the best you can find in the original style, but I can’t say its much above average overall.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Eaglefan538; Nose is wheaty like a hefe with a bit of light banana, and hints of citrus and tartness; very cloudy yellow with a blood red tint added and a medium yellow-tinged head; Flavor is reasonably tart, but not too much with some breadiness, and definate lemon.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Clear gold pour with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Not much by way of lace. Excellent carbonation. Medium bodied. Dry citric aroma. Acidic fruit and very dry
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
in the 500 mL bottle from John’s grocery. pours a canary yellow with a thick bright white head that lasts a while then subsides to a thin white film. aroma is a bit lemony. something of unsweetened grapefruit juice. the beer has as very dry taste. it is crisp and tart. has a great refreshing lemon flavor with grapefruit sourness and bitterness at the finish. there is no weird or bad off flavors to this beer. when you smell the yeastcake in the bottom of the bottle, you get a great banana aroma.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A thick-bodied pour of a glowing sunshine yellow. Wheat aromas of brown sugar on bananas and cloves, though musty and basement-like. Rather normal and unremarkable with a few hints of obscure spices. Taste is simple and sprightly while very cold. A warm tartness of baked green apples and an insane lemonade sweetness form the basic dimensions eventually. A kind of quiet animalistic stink in a cloud of bacterial vapor. Strange. At some moments the complex chorus of citrus and funk begins to ring loud and clear, while at others the tone is a simple, still hum of old lemon water. This is mostly relative to temperature, and more than most, this one hits an ideal spot somewhere in the middle, before and after which it doesn’t seem quite right. Finishes with tart and sugary apple and kiwi sensations. Rather massive acidity. Pretty much spot on for serious heat. Thanks Andy!
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow, white head fades fast, big bubbles. Honestly resembles Bud, I can’t help it. Aroma light, a bit of grain, faint funk, and dust, interesting. Sour fruity apple flavor over a wheat base. Refreshing, gentle bacterial funk. Very refreshing, a bit of lemon on the finish. Like a less agressive lambic. Nice.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat it has been to enjoy to world class beers these past two days after a string of middling to mediocres. This one pours a hazy yellow color that is as beautiful as any sunset when held to light. The large white sherbert punch head forces me to wait for one agonizing minute before I can lift the glass to my lips. Of course that forces me to spend more time sniffing which is a pleasure in its own right. The lasting impression is very lemony but there’s a quick burst of of sweeter heffe like banana in the beginning and an almost Saison like funk at the end. It’s truly an amazingly flavorful and rather light beer that I plan on enjoying all summer long.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw colored, with a big white head that diminishes quickly. Interesting nose--sweet, fairly bready, with a twinge of tartness and maybe just a hint of bubblegum. Nice, quick biting tartness gives way to a complex cereal flavor--like good granola or meusli. A bit too effervescent.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely, lovely beer. Lactic acid tang, sourdough bread and unripe small grapes in the flavor, bready yeast in the nose, lemony essence filing your nostrils. Heavenly body when you swirl, which you should do immediately - practically velvet. Fantastic Berliner Weiss.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… RBSG 07… Murky, straw-colored ale with no real head. The nose is of lemon oil, orange peel and green banana with undercurrents of white pepper and white bread. Tart flavor with nowhere near the acidity of the Fitgers Champagne of the North, which I tried earlier in the evening. There is plenty of rich pale and wheat malt and fruity esters to dumb down the pungency, while never overriding or disgracing the beer’s acidic nature. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy, then astringent mouthfeel and lively carbonation. As if threatened and attempting to defend it’s honor, the acidity fights back to provide a lengthy, crisp, sharp-tasting finish. Kudos to SoLan for bringing this fine brew from way down in Florida!