MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at LCRBM3. Stunned at how well rated this is. Didn’t even come close to working for me. Pale as hell, looks almost like a perry. Flavour totally dominated by vinegar. Barely detectable sweetness underneath. No balance and no character. Guess I need to re-rate this if I ever see it again.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: lots of carbonation and suspended yeast. Head: thick, creamy, offwihte. Aroma: wheat, tart, hops. Flavor: tart, wheat, banana, some spice. Palate:lively. Finish: tart.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow body with a thick white head.
Smell: Aroma of sour wheat and tart lemon with a noticeable DMS character that smells distinctly of pot stewed veggies.
Taste: Faint, soft wheat flavors with a splash of lemon juice and merely a hint of sweetness. The DMS is much, much lighter - like adding an asparagus swizzle stick. Suspiciously refreshing finish that’s both lightly sour and salty.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Soft carbonation.
Drinkability: Not so bad, really. In fact, it’s so tasty, I just HAD to tell the world!
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milky, dull golden coloured pour. Lactic AND lemony nose make for a more complex acidity than most. Authentic salty, celery notes. Pretty straight on berliner weiss. Melony, fruity, yogurty nuances. I must say it remains pretty restrained in its acidity. It’s not that tasty, I don’t quite understand such high scores even though it’s from Weihenstephaner. Still, it tastes fresh and presents all the expected characteristics and makes use of all its ingredients. Well done.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours a hazy straw color with a two finger thick white head. Aroma is light grain and yeast (banana). Flavor is tart lemon. Not too tart though. No lingering sourness on the palate. Light to medium body. This beer was a pleasant suprise. I was expecting something like a Flemish Sour. Instead, got a real nice drinkable beer.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my contributions via trade long time ago from someone, thankee kindly. My 2nd rating, somewhere around beer 5 of 2nd Belgian Beer Club shindig. Pours clear yellow with a bright white head. The nose was wheaty and tart. The taste is sweet, tart, sticky, and sour. Very tasty overall the sourness is nice.
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Rudolf’s ’Sourfest’. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. Yeasty corn on the cob aroma. Grainy, very light sourness in the flavour. Average palate. Pretty dull - I never thought I would catch myself wanting something to be MORE sour! Perhaps my tongue had been deadened by the stiffer fare surrounding it.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from ucusty...pours hazy golden yellow with a fluffy short lived head. aromas of lemon, wheat and wet canvas. flavor is the same with some yeast present. there’s a lactic phlegmy coating in the back of the throat when swallowed. light bodied and refreshing. it’s very dry but the sourness isn’t overdone.
bierkoning (10867) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 3rd LCRBM. This will get a re-rate soon, because of a trade with Der Doppelbock, but first impressions are these: yoghurt and, surprisingly, some hops in the aroma. Very modestly sour flavor with yoghurt, fresh cheese and traubenzucker. Citrus. Thin, but complex and delicious.
Re-rate: First rating was fairly accurate. Lychee in the somewhat citric aroma. A slight lemony sourness with tropical fruit added. pineapple, lychee, traubenzucker. Good complexity is this delicious and characterful beer, that is way less sour as the Berliner Weisse from Schultheiss or Kindl.
swoopjones (6701) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Rudolf’s Sour Tasting with Rudolf, IPFreely, Jerc & Frylock. Really liked this one. Sweet, somewhat tart, fruity. a nice mid break from some of the extreme tartiness from th geuze & krieks. #499