SSSteve (3751) - - JUN 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy gold with a large fizzy white head that thins to a thin layer of cream. light banana aroma. medium bodied and tart. flavors of banana, corn, lemon. the best berliner i’ve tried.
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yeast is the strongest component of this beer. Smells of cobwebs start right out with perfume, citrus and hay in the background. There is also a vegetable note and the hint of rancid fruit salad. Color is hazy yellow with no head after five seconds. Taste is both acidic and acetic, start to finish. Palate is nice and crisp, light watery with a fizzy carbonation. This beer would be best used to flush down a heavy German dinner, like a wurst assortment.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 04/12/2010. Cloudy golden body with a large frothy white head. Tart wheat and fruit aroma with some slight apple. Tart apple, light graininess and some wheat. Light body with high carbonation. 7/2/7/4/15 - 3.5
06/28/2007 - RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Cloudy white body with a small white head. Dry fruity aroma. Fizzy slightly tart apple flavor. 5/2/7/2/13 - 2.9
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle: Quite fizzy on the pour, but then quickly fades to a silent stillness with just a bare head of tiny bubbles. Reflects the color of unfiltered pineapple juice, and the aroma darn near starts making me think this is a fruit punch. It’s not quite that sweet, though, pretty tart I suppose, but not nearly as puckering as I’d expected depending on all the smack talk about the style (this is the first Berliner I’ve had in the 5 yrs I’ve been on RB). Instead, it’s pleasantly sweet and lightly tart, and quite drinkable. Why would anyone put fruit syrup in this? (#2993, 6/27/2007)
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with fordest. Very good tasting and very drinkable. Sour, with hints of cherries, and other sweet fruits. Nice.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 07. Light wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow appearance.Flavor is on the sour side, but not nearly as sour as the Fitgers Berliner. The sourness is on the light side, fairly refreshing. This beer has some typical wheat beer character with citrus and light banana.
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 (1972) - 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 (7515) - 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 (3209) - 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.