Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, Avenue Pub. Cloudy blond. The aroma is a bit spicy with coriander. The taste is spicy with light bretty influence and good spritzy carbonation. Both complex and refreshing, a great experiment.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Pours a hazy, very pale gold with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of lemon tartness mostly followed by some funkiness, grain and herbs. Flavour: Whoa, thatís tart! Tons of lemon juice along with some herbal notes, but mostly just tartness. Average bodied. This is an experience alright, great stuff if you like tartness.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Avenue Pub. Looks luminescent canary yellow, little head. Smells overtly like a wit, which is unexpected. All sorts of orange blossom peach basil and coriander seed. Super refreshing. Finishes dry but not at all sour, lactic or Bretty! Much more of a dry wit than a Berliner, although a slight saltiness makes it more gose like. Disappointing that is is not so sour but so refreshing! Lively carbo.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large white head that fades quickly with little lace. Looks like murky lemonade. Nose of yeast, citrus, other fruits. Body is light, seriously tart on the palate, errrrf. Flavors of lemon, light grass, yeast, lil bready, lightly musty. Tart dry finish. May need aging to bring out some bretty notes?? Not sure what its all about? One tart pup! Bottle from statelineliquors.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear, straw yellow color with a fluffy, and large, white head. Head quickly fades as you can hear the bubbles popping rather loudly. Pretty as a Berliner Weisse is going to get. Just seeing this makes me excited to drink it again. Funk, lemon, large amounts of acidity, and some grainy wheat are present in the aroma. If it was the summer Iíd likely rate the aroma even higher, but as it is winter in Minnesota this doesnít have quite the same refreshing quality. Still, itís fucking great smelling. God this tastes good. Lemon, grains, wheat, lime, and a good dose of lactic acidity are all present here. Fucking incredible for a beer that is only 3% alcohol. Refreshing, crisp and bubbly carbonation, easy to drink, and overall very enjoyable. This would be a perfect summer beer for me.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of bottle at home, nice pop and very nicely carbonated, took several pours to get all of it out of the bottle but well worth it. A nice lively white head whittled away to a very thin to eventually no head, with very effervescent carbonation in the glass. Aroma brought notes of dusty and moldy basement, sweet cracker/biscuit, hints of lemon and lactic acid, touch of funky cheesy mold, a ever so slight hint of grass and earth as well. Taste is spot on for me just lacking a bit of depth, nice big lemony lactic acid notes go with a nice funky and dirty basement funk, hints of sweet biscuit fade to a nice refreshing acidic finish. I need more of this...
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle from West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). Been meaning to pick this up since having the original. Opened before the Iowa game. Pours a pale straw hue, touches of glowing yellow, with a good haze, lively carbonation, and very big bubbly offwhite head atop, dies to a smaller layer, as itís largely carbonation driven. Still, itís pretty. Aromas are lemon and lactic acid, dry funky brett, flaked wheat and bread dough, touches of more lactic acid grow, gentle yeastiness, refreshing sour nose with decent funky barnyard and dry dusty brett essence. Initial is a pretty good sourness up front, very lactic, lemons take the driver seat with lots of natural sour yogurt coming into the fold. A decent pucker grows on the initial smack, moving into some dry bread and funky dusty brett, lighter and dry into the middle. Some mellow flaked wheat and dough. Sturdy citrus, almost a slight metallic twang, dry brett, lemon juice. Very spritzy and lively effervescent carbonation overall. Brett gives a very subtle layer as the lactic quality really is the dominant factor. Quite light on the palate, lively, dry, and sour. Pretty nice. Iíd give the edge to the special edition version here. Brett adds a subtlety, but overall this one is more sour, seems a bit more lively.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binnys Marcey. Pours a very clear pale yellow with a mousse head that dissipates quickly. Nose is funky. Earthy Brett and soft yogurt. Almost lambic like nose. Clean and fresh. On tasting, big lactic sourness and some light funk. Cherries. Big carbonation kind of weakens it, making palate feel strange. Not bad but a bit odd overall.
dogfish120love (859) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a milky straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is urine, horse blanket and metal. Flavor is tart and the palate is quenching.
changeup45 (1700) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mattyb83. Hazy pale yellow-gold color that pours with a huge fizzy head that dies down to practically nothing. The aroma is quite nice; freshly squeezed lemons, flowers, grass, yeast, and orange peel. Pretty tart stuff, packing a pretty good punch. Tastes like a mix of lemonade and orange juice with a tart and funky wild yeast element. A little bit of a woody flavor mixes in. Pretty good stuff.