hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow, wispy head. Grapefruit and citric acid sour aroma. Very drinkable but light in the flavours expected of the style.
fordest (1963) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapefruit and other fruity aromas off this hazy yellow pour with a really nice head. Flavors were tart fruits with cherry, lemon, and grapefruit mostly. Definitely easier to drink than the other Berliner I had. Very good. Can’t imagine needing syrup with this beer.
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (trade with mgumby). Lemon, milk and wheat malt aroma - very nice-makes my mouth water. Cloudy orange-yellow color with nice head intially but fades rather quickly. Initially a brief sweet orange/cherry flavor that quickly changes to a lIght lemon sour tartness well blended with wheat malt. Much less of a tart punch than either Berliner Kindl or Schulteiss that really pucker your mouth. A brilliant beer - definitely something to try. Added some waldmeister (sweet woodruff) syrup to the last few sips to see how it would do - blends very nicely but due to less sourness, the waldmeister takes a much more prominent role than with Berliner Kindl/Schultheiss where the tartness comes out more.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 1 pint .9 fl oz bottle. Pour is a slightly cloudy yellow gold with some bubbles and a big white head slowly settling head. Aroma is initially wheat with some sweet fruitiness (cherries?). Taste is much brighter, tarter, and sweeter than I would have imagined. Taste is cherries, lime, lemon and finishing with a bit of wheat texture. This is my first beer of this style, and once I got over the shock of the taste, quite enjoyed it. A very tasty summer beer.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mgumby, I think.... Very light citrus aroma is refreshing. Hazy golden yellow in color. Medium palate. The taste is a lightly sour citrus flavor (lemon zest) behind a light bready yeast presence and a hint of spice. Very easy to drink.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is delicious. Fruity aroma and taste (peaches, mostly, with a little banana). Finishes with a little tangy acidity. Tremendously refreshing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light straw color with a big bubbled, somewhat fluffy white head that diminishes somewhat quickly in the bowl. Hugh wheat and light banana aromas. A light lactic scent, but not that strong compared to some of the other Berliners. Full wheat sweetness that does not last long with the tartness. Some white grapes and and lemon oil wander about in the middle. Dry tart finish that has some tart cherries and slight return of wheat. Respectable. Wouldn’t mild trying with woodruff or raspberry syrup.
artistsatwork (25) - USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beeryard in Wayne. Great head and perfect to quench a thirsty man or woman on a hot evening.
MaxxDaddy (397) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pale, cloudy gold with quickly receding white head. Aroma of lactic sourness, citrus, and yeastiness. Upon tasting, the sourness immediately comes into play, followed by lemon tartness. Then it beautifully segues into typical wheat/yeasty flavors. The finish is pretty yeasty as well. At one point after having taken a sip, I could still taste lemons in the corner of my mouth. Pretty awesome. Lively/carbonated mouthfeel. Definitely an awesome session brew. I should stock up on more of these as soon as I finish all the other stuff in the fridge.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy golden but very bright. Huge white head, fades, returns with a quick swirl. Lactis sourness up front, lemongrass, and faint yeasty wheat character. Flavor pretty much on par with aroma. Lactic tartness, sour lemon, light yeasty/wheat. Very soft mouthfeel, clean. Can see where people might mistake this for watered down. Very easy drink. Perfect summer session.