OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard a while back but it wasn’t here to rate and i wasn’t sure where to add it. Poures pale golden with a chill haze ans a short white head. Aromas of lemon, and straw. Flavor is lemony, some clove, and yeast. Palate is crisp and clean but quite tart. A fair amount of carbonation too.. Interesting and unique.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cL bottle. Pours a hazy golden-yellow color; significant white head with great lacing. Aroma is similar to a Belgian wit with a tart character: bready, cloves, tart lemon (reminds me a bit of my lemony dish soap). Medium mouthfeel: plenty of lemony tartness upfront, evening out to a light wit-style backdrop of bread, spice and banana: like a refreshing (this is my first Berliner Weisse, fyi) Belgian wit with brett (similar to Leelanau Whaleback White...). Great for a warm day outside (I should go test this). Medium, doughy and lemony finish.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, pale gold with a bubbly, thin white head. Like a lemon tart color. Aroma is quite unusual. Smells like funked out lemons, hints of wheat and acidity. A little grapefruit and other citrus as well. I didnt know what to expect in the taste, with the aromas. Taste was unique, a little sour and acidic, but nothing too striking. Fairly light bodied, a little sour, which masked alot of the wheat characters. I guess lemon would be the most dominating fruit presence in this beer. Aftertase was kind of bland, coats the sides of the mouth with the lemon funk. This was my first Berliner Weisse and I’m anxious to get a comparison. Overall I htought it was pretty decent.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow. 1cm dense white head. Nose is wheat, lemon, mild sourness, lightly musty, and some graininess. Flavor is more sour with some mild lemon and lots of wheaty graininess. Refreshing. Medium body, crisp carbonation. Very nice.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what an interesting aroma.It is sour with lemon and hay.Flavor is tart but not over the top sour.This is got some citrus to it and was refreshing.this is defintely strange but really enjoyed it.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with a medium sized, tight, creamy, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart citrus, banana, clove, hay, sweat, and lemongrass. More lemongrass in the taste, with some banana, clove, buttercream, citrus, vanilla, toffee, and a lactic sourness. Sour finish as well.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The was my first of this style so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It ended up being rather tasty. Massive light fluffy head and a pale golden body. Definitely cloudy like a weisse. The standard heffe-weissen flavors of fruit and cloves were present, but subdued. The sourness was subtle. A light green-apple twang. It would be refreshing on a hot day.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white head, good retention and lace. Nose is tart, spicey, citrusy, lemony and yeasty. Body is lightly medium with a tangy feel. Lightly doughy malts, citrus, juicey. Finish is dry, fruity and refreshing. Nicely tangy and tart. Groovy little brew!
CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color when poured, an almost violent carbonation when poured, thick rocky head. I don’t get the citrus notes, instead I get hints of passion fruit, with a wisp of cloves. Slightly tart flavor, no where near the punch of Berliner Kindl. Solid brew, think I will age some bottles to see where we go....
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5 liter bottle from oaktree for $5.50. Pours a hazy almost opaque blondish yellow with spritzy carbonation, with an initial fluffy white head which fades into a film. Aroma is doughy, wheaty, phenolic, some clove, with a modest amount of tart lemony citric and lactic sourness, but it isnt as pronounced as I had hoped. Flavor is lemony citrus, with soem cracker and wheaty malts, hints of salt, and a light refreshing soft lactic tartness towards the end. Not as sharp as expected, but it is so damn smooth- definitley a nice interpretation. Im glad I bought an extra bottle.