KUEric (866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle (Chevy Chase Liquor). Pours very hazy and murky. Some sediments floating around. Aroma is minimal to nonexistant. Flavor is sour, and nice. I really liked the taste even though the rest left some to be desired.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2ox bottle, from State Line Liquors (Elkton, MD). Pours light yellow-golden with carbonation, resembling sparkling white grape juice, topped with a moderate sized white head that diminishes quickly. wheaty, lactic, lemongrass aroma. Mildly tart, lactic flavor with some yeast and mild citrus. Thin body. not as aggressive as other examples of the style but it’s still pretty enjoyable.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 11.2 fl.oz
Appearance :Very pale, clear light golden with minimal white ring.
Nose:Soft clean grainy aroma, rich yet gentle like is nose best weizen beers. Wheat, rye solid depth. Neat. 8-
Sour wheat with watery body. Wonderful character diluted with its ghostly thinness. In hot summer Berlin days this would be perfect thirst killer. Past that thin body this is very neat brew. You gotta love true grainy character with tart bite. Perfect session if you looking have sour side to it.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lemon and sour milk/aged cheddar cheese aroma. Cloudy pale yellow color with minimal head. Tart lemon/lactic acid and bready malt flavor - high acidity. Lighter and less sour than Schultheiss/Berliner Kindl. Nice beer if for nothing less than giving us another version of this rare beer type - definitely one to try if you can find it.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 8/31/07 330 ml bottle pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Decent nose banana spice lemon lightly sour and grassy. The flavor is so much lemon and overly sour. Not balanced with a little pepper in there. Meh, I’ll keep looking for more of this style. 6/3/5/2/12 = 2.8
Rerate 1/23/08. Hazy milky yellow white. Sour lemons yeast and wheat flavors and nose. Creamy palate. As it warms it becomes harsh in the the thoat. I enjoyed this one much more this time. 6/2/7/4/13 = 3.2
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky white-yellow with a small white ring and sparkling carbonation. Smells papery with apple, banana, and bread. Watery palate with lemony citrus notes and interestingly sticky in the finish. Kind of boring and not even all that refreshing.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity nose, a bit sour, opaque pear colour, tiny white head, a few floaties. Taste is an even lighter sour fruit, soft malt than the aroma. Very light bodied, sour/sweet. Good.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle I found in Southwest Harbor Maine. I was intrigued so I picked it up and after seeing beastie’s review now I’m more excited. Pours fizzy yellowish clear. Little to no head to be seen mostly just some fizz. Nose is light and slightly fruity with not much there. Yet there is some sourness hidden in that smell. The taste is really puckering and sour and pretty damn nice overall. At 3% this is ridiculously sessionable, not sure how much I could drink in a row though. Overall pretty surprising, I’m going to have to look out for this on the west coast.
beastiefan2k (2194) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 I have built up anticipation for this beer and been keeping an eye on the ratings since day one. I was afraid since it was scoring rather low but I am going against the grain here. Pours with a small head and an extremely pale body. However, the lack of filtration is visible with a misty cloud that settles in the middle of the glass. Still, some clarity prevails. A ring of sediment is left in the bottle. Aroma is at first not impressive with light lagered fruitiness and macro-corn. But with patience arises lemon and some faint sweet wheat. The macro-corn actually works kind of nice here. Taste is pretty tart actually; I feel it right away along with an accompanying acidity on the cheeks. There is lemon and sweet white bread. Aftertaste is long and sour, not lambic but persistently prickley. Really refreshing and thirst quenching and such a light bodied beer that I feel I could drink this all the time, my daily sour beer. 11.2oz bottle (labeled 3.0%), Seagrams Scotch glass (closest thing to a Bowl). 7/3/8/4/16.
Wow, I cannot believe it has been 5 years since I rated this beer. i just had this on tap and it was spectacular. I have to imagine the beer has changed a bit and the draught is a little different from bottle. But this was a very tart Berliner. Tingled the cheeks and tonsils. Super light beer with a strong carbonation and a light body. Almost exactly what I want my Berliner to be. 9/3/9/4/18
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Small white head diminishes rapidly to to leave hazy pear juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemonade, light orange. Taste is mild sweet, lemon/lemonade, some yeast. Tart but not especially sour. Light body, light acidity.