DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5 l bottle. Got this in 2007 and cellared it. Why? I don’t think I quite worked that a beer that "keeps" isn’t the same as one that ages well. So let’s do this. Tart fruit under the cap. Pours a lot of white foam over a clear golden beer. I can’t remember having many sour beers this clear and light, except for other Berliners. Sour cherry in nose, but quite light. Foam is gone pretty quickly. Leaves behind a beer that I wouldn’t quite call "sour" like so many Flemish ales. A bit puckery, yes, but malty as any German lager. Sourness builds as I go further into the beer, like escalating heat when I eat a chile pepper. Like they say, a zesty and refreshing beer style, and this is a nice example. Surprised to find some yeast slurry at the bottom. Has anyone tried to recultivate it?
woodychevy (693) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trapeze. Crisp, refreshing and delighful. Definitely a summer beer but superb for the style. Super tart and tons of lemon/ citrus notes. Light bodied and crisp but still complex. Lactic notes throughout. Really well done.
badhack (442) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw colored and effervescent. Light fluffy head that disappears. Fine sediment suspended in the beer. Taste is light malt, fruity, yeast and slightly tart. Bottle conditioned.
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
floral, lemon, dough, citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Slightly heavy haze with a mild straw yellow hue. Has a very big pillowy white head that disappears quickly. Very nice grain and cereal aromas with a citrus and lemon pop in the nose. Above average acidity and tartness that is very pleasant. Champagne like body to heighten and play with the sour quality and bring out some of the grassy and citrus notes. I would buy this often.
GenDV138 (4090) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples, lemon citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, light herbs. Light body with a dry finish.
skmikeg (1465) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright light orange with a two finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of tart fruits, wheat bread, funkyness, salt, lemonade, and overly ripe fruits. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, sour, long finish. Overall, a very nice Berliner that super refreshing and drinkable.
tnkw01 (1532) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not real familiar with this style, better than I thought it would be. Gold in color with a large, explosive head that slowly dissolved into a slightly irregular head. Aroma was slightly fruity with a lactic acid note. Taste was not as sour as you would imagine. Taste was almost a tart wine taste. Not bad.
One2remeber (213) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw, pale yellow hue. Strong, musty, apple acidic aroma on pour. Fizzy white head. Adequate retention.
Lemon warhead, aroma of an apple cider. First half drinks like a cider, then the a creamy maltiness pokes out near the end. Mostly sour on the lips. Mouthfeel is heavy on carbonation, but no astringent bite. A bit bland in taste, papery (not oxidized though), finish very dry like a vernors soda. 4 years ago I would have thought this to be unique, now I’m bored. Props to staying to the style.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap. Part of a sour flight at The Birch. Small head, clearer than most, white in appearance. Nice bite but not overpowering.
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Prost! Boise cloudy light yellow with a full and fluffy white head Mildly tart aroma and flavors. Quite a bit of musty funk and just not very tart. Syrup was offered but I didn’t take any