redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour bananas and citrus, some funk. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Tart banana, sour citrus fruits like kumquats, sweet and dry finish. Very refreshing! Very creamy mouthfeel.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hazy, pale body with a medium sized, white head that quickly fades. The aroma is lemon, yogurt, grass and hay. The flavor is tart to sour with light sweetness, grass, lemon, yogurt with some graininess. Light bodied, but substantial with moderate carbonation and a sour finish. Wow. Blows Kindl Weiss out of the water. Easily the best Berliner I’ve had.
kramer (4380) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, via dsnowden. Pours a cloudy yellow gold body under a large fizzy white head that receded to a thin covering without leaving any lacing. Aroma is very grassy and hay like with lots of crisp wheat. Just the slightest hint of acidity and tartness. Flavor is really closer to an American Wheat with just a hint of tart acidity on the finish. Some vinegary astringency on the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and drying with a slight puckering astringency. Texture is fairly watery, but not thin. This was a pretty refreshing drinker. Nowhere near the aggressiveness of a Berliner Kindl Weiss, but also alot more approachable for the average person.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought from West Lakeview in Chicago. There have been lots of talk about this beer and I was excited to finally try it. Pale yellow/white kind of like dark white wine or apple juice and BUBBLY white head, kind of like champagne. Aroma of light lager, mixed with complex fruitiness, sourness, very unassuming. Sip...Oh my goodness, this is crazy, sour, geuze like, pineapple, apple, sweetness but not too much. Light body, with lots of carb. I’m glad to see that such obscure styles are taking off.
beastiefan2k (2201) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml liter bottle. Poured into a wine glass with a huge head that fades into a thick surface covering lacing. Now this is a sight, the color is the most palest color and still cloudy. The beer contains so much light yet one cannot see through it. Aroma is pilsner-tart-lemon with a spicy refreshing wheatiness. Taste shines more so with the tartness. Starts off with light wheat, leads into a strong, sharp, acidic tartness and finishes lemon-y refreshing. Aftertaste is spicy wheat and kind of dry. The tartness is really nice and just gives a soft prick in the bottom of the throat. The carbonation is above average, the combination of the light body and the tartness with the lemon flavors makes this extremely refreshing an easy drinking. It reminds me a lot of a light and tart Belgian Wit. Very thirst quenching, returnable, and recommended. For a relatively fresh bottle there is a lot of schmutz.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Wow. Very pale pour with tons of bubbles and a lovely white, crisp head. Nose is deep and complex, banana esters and lactic tartness, vanilla and a hint of cocoa. Supremely refreshing, slight tartness still significant in the flavor, with a very wheaty and dry finish. Incredibly drinkable; I could session this stuff all day. Brilliantly done. I looked forward to the other "historic signature series" brews mentioned on the label.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazingly refreshing sour power. This is not for reveryone, beautiful creamy appearance with light yellow/beige body. All the foam cuddles the tart product in creaminess and malt. And all this at 5%
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 Ml Bottle-Trade w/DragonStout. Pours a cloudy yellow color w/a large, quickly diminishing white foamy head & a lot of carbonation. Light sweet white grape aroma. Dry crisp flavor of white grapes w/traces of spice & a light malt flavor. Somewhat like a Hefe, but very tart & winelike, very crisp. This is quite good, very different, a good before/after dinner beer. Nice change of pace summer brew; I wouldn’t drink it all the time. Long tart finish.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very fizzy pour produces a bright white head that eventually disapates. Cloudy straw yellow in appearance. Light malt aroma with some white grape almost wine-like scents. Tart and acidic flavor up front but with some sweet soft malt in the background. No hop flavor or bitterness to speak of. Very easy to drink with the acidity making it refreshing like lemonade. Not as overpowering in the tartness as some of this style can be.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Cloudy yellowish pour with 1-finger white head. Aroma of heavy tart citrus, some pale malt, hops, and some apple/pear notes. The taste is tart and citric, with some pear and malt notes at mid-palate, and a well rounded mouthfeel which made me crave this the more i sipped it. It stays tart throughout, but has a nice fruitiness and malt presence to countermand the citric tartness.