Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale to light yellow and clear. Aroma is slightly funky w/ a banana wheat like hefeweizen character. Initially Sips silky and creamy yet very loose and slippery. Tart and dry middle leads to a fruity esters and spicy phenolic finish. Leaves a bit of a burning sensation on the tongue. Very refreshing and spritzy, yet dry and heavily tart. Finish is astringent and almost numbs the tongue which makes it difficult to want a second sip. I understand "champagne of the north" & why Germans drink mit schuss.
wombat23 (623) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden with a large foamy white head. Heavy carbonation. Aroma is fruity, wheat, spice, citrus. Taste is wheat, more lemony than citric, some lactose. Tart, refreshing finish. Tasty. Nice summer beer.
darbeer75 (440) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: yeasty and bready; Appearance: hazy golden pour with intense carbonation; Taste: bigger taste than expected; slightly sour with yeasty body; Palate: medium body with long, mildly sour finish; Overall: very nice; would buy again.
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 7/5/15, drank 8/6/16. Bottle into hefe glass. Hazy lemonade color, quickly dissipating white head leaves a very fine lace. Nose of yeast, a bit of bread or muffin, just a touch of sour. In the mouth I’m mostly struck by the sour -- not as sour as some sour beers I’ve had, but notably more than a hefe. Not a lot of wheat or fruit flavors. It is refreshing, with fine carbonation. The bread, and a touch of sweet fruit, come in on the aftertaste.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh hop and grass notes in the nose. Bright golden with a strong white foam. Tart notes of lemon with a subtle underlying herbal quality. Medium light body with a crisp tart finish.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a mug. The appearance is a bright slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is full of citrus, hops and grass. The taste is slightly tart with a lemon feel.
dfinney23 (2671) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 Crazy hazy with but a wisp of white foam. Perfect lemony tartness, crisp and refreshing. Better than any shandy or lemonade. Or any other berliner I’ve had, for that matter.
b33r (844) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light hazy gold color with small white head. Aroma and flavor have sweet tart fruitiness. Very flavorful, a little sour, and very drinkable!
jedi111 (6) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured golden and clear. With a small white head that quickly dissolved. Tart and crackery. Seemed a little undercarbed. Not as tart as most American versions of the style.
Nickls (2363) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy light lemony yellow with a finger of foamy white head. Lactic, tart, peach and sour pear aromas. Flavor is lactic sour, slightly fresh fruit like sourness as well, peachy notes, and quite fruity along with the sour. Lighter soft body.
Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure why ratebeer says to pour Berliner Weisses into bowls, do I dare go off on a tangent in a review on why we’re not supposed to do that? Ugh, part of me wants to but maybe it’ll be better if I explain to the editors and moderators on ratebeer the correct or traditional glassware for a Berliner Weisse, that’ll probably be better. Anyways, well, here’s the rest.
This was poured into a stange (because that is correct glassware for this style).
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange peel color with a semi-thick to thin foamy white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was somewhat foamy but small bubbles.
The smell had the sour wheat up front then subtle sour to bitter lemon and orange rind with a nice little bit of sweet wheat sliding in underneath as it warms.
The taste was basically the same with a citrusy aftertaste about it.
On the palate, this one was light bodied with a sly carbonation allowing just enough bitter harshness to accompany the feel.
Overall, now that’s what a Berliner Weisse should be! Would I have this again - maybe a better question is: does a baby like milk?