johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy yellow with white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Aroma of lemons with some oranges. Big citrus flavor that was rather smooth. Refreshing.
jrob21 (2673) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine looks more like apple juice with a quickly dissipating white head. I’m pretty into this one. Incredibly intense complex fruit flavors. Some apple, some strawberry, some grape. Light, crisp, refreshing drink. Medium bodied and kind of dry. Of the yeast dominated and lightly hopped german beers, this one is my favorite. I’m getting a yeast and slight must aroma. The flavor also has a little bit of tart, sour characteristics as well. Don’t let this one go up your nose ’cause it kinda hurts.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 A riddled bottle produces a clouded straw colored(white grapefruit juice comes to mind) body, heartily carbonated and filling the top third of a wheat glass with a densely packed, frothy, pure white head. Only sparse lacing remains, as the weight of the foam is clearly evident during the quick slide back into the glass. Very pretty and lively pour. The aroma is seducing, with hammering, lightly tart wheat malt, acidic lemon and orange peel, freshly spent yeast and some yeast not yet utilized, also a hint of grass. Lightly toasted grain lingers in the depths and is a quiet force - I know it’s there but I can barely discern its true presence under this coating sheath of tartness and wheat, not to mention sour fruit notes bouncing around everywhere. The aroma of a neo-traditional, bottle-conditioned Berliner Weisse is definitely not for the faint of heart, freshly squeezed tartness just erupting from the glass and apparent from afar. Alcohol is a non-factor. This would be so much more engaging/gratifying if it had a more obscure baseline: more sweetness or more tartness would spur greater enthusiasm; in it’s current state, a judgment wrought from only the aromatic qualities, this just isn’t veering in the directions of a traditional, mega-tart, ultra-acidic Berliner Weisse and seems too overpowered by over-generous wheat notes. Certainly, this is a Berliner Weisse, but I want more evidence of the Berlin-esque influences I grew fond of in dreams of trips to that city, due to limited experiences with other examples of the style, in the past. The flavor is so balanced it lacks excitement searched vigilantly for. Tartness is subdued nearly immediately by a large cereal grain facade, awaited brash acidity is instead mellow and softly integrated and rather than being a focal point of the style(or this specific example) is just another methodically placed component. Sweetness is medium to medium-high at times, fading quickly into the well-rounded and conveniently accessible flavor. Bitterness is low to mild, but hops are evident. Lemon and softer grapefruit notes remain and gather as a forcible puzzle piece with each sip. The finish is lightly tart, mostly sweet, fading slowly and imparting lingering acidity and moderately tart fruity notes that never really disperse. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, heavily though relatively softly carbonated, very smooth and a little too sticky/lightly syrupy to seem refreshing enough for a summer quaffer. This is indeed a good beer, though not the traditional retrospective I had hoped for.
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Hazy gold color.White head.Smells of tart lemon,apple and banana.Tart acidic flavor with some herbal tones.Clean finish.
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, pours a hazy golden color, smells of fruit, vinegar, sweetness. wow the taste is unlike any other beer i’ve had, slight sour tasting, lemons, sweet, candy. didn’t think i was going to like it but this is a excellent brew.
PorterPounder (5705) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, 500 ml bottle. Hazy dark yellow pour with a spritzy white head. Lemon and vinegar in the aroma. Good strong sourness to this one. Hints of lemon, vinegar, sweet tarts candy. Good and tart. Spritzy mouthfeel. Oddly refreshing.
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is of hay, floral hops, lemon, banana, and yeast. Sour taste up front with lemon and banana that finishes with the hay and floral hops. Much better then I was expecting with this one. I’m glad I picked this one up.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light yellow body supports a rapidly diminishing white head. Sour lactic notes in the aroma with green appleas and green bananas. Light body with a crisp carbonation and acidic bite. Tasrt green apples and sour lemon drops blend with some wheat in the taste. Seems like a distant cousin to the Flanders red style with the acidic flavors. Very nice!
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank Tom for the bottle: Pours a clean golden hue with a lasting fizzy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of wheat and pale malt, moderate sour apple, hint of banana ester, some funk and wood as well. The taste is much more reserved that I would have thought. The sourness is there but hardly palate crushing as I would have initially guessed. A nice interplay of sour, bitter, and wheat along the ride. This is quite the refreshing and spritzy summer brew. A solid offering but I really did want more teeth grinding pucker power than this did provide.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pale slightly hazy yellow with generous white head. Citrus aroma. Flavor is slightly sour lemon, some grassy hops, and some spice. Great summer bear.