sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1809 Berliner Style Weisse can be described with three words: sparkling grapefruit juice. Seriously, the sour fruity taste was just like grapefruit juice but with an effervescent quality. The aroma is light and fruity, but the pour had way too much white fizzy foam. We are talking 2/3 of the glass full. Under the foam, the beer was bright but cloudy yellow. The palate was equally fizzy but the then followed with a sour fruity taste. Not a bad beer; definitely not what I expected. The fizziness might have come from the bottle conditioning. Judging from the description, 1809 might improve as it ages. Off the shelf, it is something unique, but not something I would look forward to drinking again.
nearbeer (3729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8 oz. on tap at Bull McCabe’s in Durham. Lightly hazy straw color with a lasting film of cream. Nose is tart cherry, wheat, and lemony bread yeast. Taste is the same mix with a touch of earthy funk. Light body is dry and has medium carbonation.
c_lee_burton (72) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp and refreshing with some sour cherry, watermelon, and slight grapefruit flavor. Has a yeasty smell. Nice carbonation that helps the sour not linger. Would put back a few of these on a summer day.
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a hazy yellow / blonde with a medium white head. Aroma is full of hay and wheat, with a touch of citrus - smells more like a dry wit beer or something. Flavour is mildly tart, very wheaty and dry, with loads of citrus, hay, and a very light lemon tang. Very well-balanced, with a dry mouthfeel and a lightly tart finish. Very solid but generic Berliner.
BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 1 Pint 9 FL.OZ Bottle. Poured a crisp golden yellow with nice white head that dissipates quickly. I smell cherries, malt, lemon and wheat. I taste all the same, almost like sour. Excellent!
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours cloudy/opaque faint yellow with tall head, quickly fades. Lemon and grain, cheese rind in the nose. Those traits also found in the flavor along with some italian bread. Big, welcome wheat punch here too.
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours hazy semi-clear pale yellow with small head that fades immediately. Nose is full of earthy grain, cereal, corn flake, hay, wheat, soft lacto lemon citrus. Taste is bright with crisp cutting balanced lacto acidity, some juicy lemon and fruit notes up front and a mix of rustic whole grains, cheerio, and cereal on the tail end. Fantastic!
hman43 (340) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours light golden with a large head. The head does quickly dissipate. A strong cherry tart aroma with some yeast elements. The is a tart taste with fruit elements with the most apparent being cherry. It has a tart finish which is crisp and dry as well.
cmacklin (265) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of fruit, citrus, wheat and malt with a sour, acidic note. Flavour is sweet and sour with citrus, malt and yeast with a dry finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
antnego (5) - Moreno Valley, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Wurstkuche in Los Angeles. Pours with a thick head and hazy straw color. Smell is of lactic funk, cherries and sweet malt. Taste is of sour cherries, sweet malt with a dry, tannic finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, a very sessionable and refreshing Weissbeer.
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. bottle poured to a weissebier bowl at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright golden color, with a presentable layer of white foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and left some fleeting spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was quite tart, fruity, lemon & orange, with a touch of Brett. Light bodied with spritzy effervescence, the taste retained a bit of yeastiness, and was very lacto-astringent, dry, and palate cleansing, but not out of control. Very flavorful with or without syrup.