Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Consumed side-by-side with bottled Bruery Hottenroth for comparison purposes. The pour yields a very lightly hazy golden-straw body strewn with effervescing micro-bubbles. A thin and wispy head of off-white foam is quick to dissipate. Scant wet spots of lace rejoin the body. The nose is very wheat heavy, showing clean cereal grain notes that dominate the secondary lactic acidity. It’s a little muddled for a Berliner, not as crisp as the better examples of the style. Flavors follow the nose, coming across just a bit more wet than I care for, with a strong wheat contingent. Lactic acidity is again lacing, and I’d prefer a little more in the way of citrus tendencies. The palate is a bit round, not as lively and sharp as the great Berliners are. Decent brew, but it is definitely not without fault.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by blazer06. Clear pale yellow. Crisp lemon ice, lemon curd aroma. Brisk op in background. Incredible balance, light soft palate, low carb maybe from the hand pour. Sweet pale malt backbone, spritzy and just sour enough, although there isn't a lot of lactic acid. A super floriner.
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decaturstevo (4931) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma of light sour malt. Sour malt and wheaty. Light bodied and fizzy.
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler thanks to ericandersnavy @ rbwg ’12. gold pour with a white head. nose is sweet malts, dried fruits, and florals. smooth on the palate, grainy, florals, spices, herbs, and earth.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler @ Armin’s. Huge thanks! A touch hazy, light yellow appearance with a small white head. Weird earthy, lightly funky, grassy, tart lemon aroma. Tart, green lemon, grassy, straw, citrusy, cobweb flavor. Very strange beer but not all that unenjoyable.
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of growler, thanks Paul! Clear/slightly hazy yellow with nice lacing white head, aroma brings notes of some slightly odd grain, hints of lemon, celery, vegetal, almost corn-like with a touch of slight woodiness. Taste is an odd mix of some slight eggy celery and corn, hints of wood, touch of grainy bread, lemon, slight mineral note.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cigar City Huna Day 2012. Clear yellowish tint with a thin bubbly head. Citrus aroma with slight hints of lemon zest. Not super funky or sour but had a little bit of a tangy thing happen. Not too bad.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CCB for Hunahpu’s 2012. Light and a bit of a wheaty, herbal aroma. Slightly tart, but I still want it to make my mouth pucker. Light, tart, adn refeshing. Pretty nice but just needs an extra little bit. However it is nice to see a Berliner in a traditional style instead of being overwhelmed with fruit and funk.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Growler shared at the RBWG in Austin. Light pour with a small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, dank, and wet grass. Taste is tart, more grass, fruit, and herbal.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grass, lemon, grain, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, yeast, peach, and citrus.