drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. thanks to holdenn for the sample. pours hazy yellow with big white head. nose is sour slightly funky, with pear and lemon. flavor is sweet, wheaty, creamy oats, lemon, pear, real nice. mouthfeel is slightly acidic, but smooth.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Very clean and uniform snow white head on a hazy straw yellow body with notable carbonation. Aroma is like lemons, pears, and honeysuckle, with some moderate bacterial funk. Has nice, dry wheaty depth in the flavor with medium, lemony sourness. Includes notes of grass, pear and dry honey. Infinitely quenching, but with ample character to make it interesting. Excellent achievement and great beer for summer! Results from bottle-conditioning with bacteria will be interesting.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meringue head with some very complex esters. I’m all about the Weihenstephaner yeast strain with this one. Deeply complex aroma and palate. Quite bizarre actually. The wheat malt is quite assertive here helping to lend balance to the initial lactic acid. Huge amount of citrus fruit: pineapple, orange, tangerine, lemon. It’s as if they took a their regular weisse beer, made a light version of it and tossed in some beasties to do their thing. Pilsner malt makes a late appearance as well in addition to some very light hints of noble hops. Not bad at all!
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy paler golden with a creamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma picked up deep pineapple and pear esters with sweet bananas and sharper, spritzy orange zest.. underlying bready sweet notes. The flavor found a sweet bready pils malt base with ample doses of pineapple and orange.. sourness is rather mild, but very well-done.. more milky pineapple and orange toward the bottom of the bottle. Grainy wheat notes on the palate pair very well with the rather mild sourness.. lighter-bodied and oh-so refreshing! Great stuff!
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle. Hazy straw color with a very effervescent off-white head that dissipates quickly. Really unique funky aroma, wheat, lemon, yeast, and lemongrass. Flavor is just as unique. lemon and yeast are again prominant. really lactic finish. This beer is really interesting.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up from WestLakeview Liquors. Pours a hazy wheat yellow color with a white head. Sour notes right off some wheat and yeast. Flavors of sour apples and lemon with that creamy doughy wheat rolling around my mouth. A few herbal notes coming in with a well balanced lactic tart finish. Interesting style, I’ll definitely be picking more of this up. And cheers to West Lakeview for grabbing these hard to find German beers.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this be one of the more unusual beers I have had as its light tartness took me by surprise. It poured well into my taller glass and the pronounced hops/grapefruit aromas came forth. My first taste found the light bodied beer to be an interesting after dinner flavor. It would take me a while to get used to this, but it was good.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jjpm74. Poured a pale golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty, with lots of sour notes and pear and granny smith apples. Flavor is very spicy and sour with some wheaty clove spiciness. Mild tasting, but very balanced and drinkable. I’m not used to rating this style, but this went down easily and agreeably.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Smells lactic and sour with some citrussy elements and hints of biscuits. Taste is moderately sour with tart lemony qualities being the dominant in this beer. Very well done interpretation of this rare style.
Pailhead (4381) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Big wheaty aroma with lemon, clove, and a touch of grass. It pours a cloudy yellow with a moderate white head that lasts a minute or so. The flavor has lots of mildly sour lemon up front with some faint banana. The finish is lightly acidic along with some grassy hops and a touch of smoke. The mouthfeel is somewhat thin and soft but the carbonation is rather lively, but not prickly. I see myself drinking a lot of this during the summer. Very tastey and refreshing.