dbarnold (1079) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank 3 glasses of this at snallygaster, incredible flavor give the super low alcohol. it;s bone dry, earthy, funky, and tart from the brett. Great on a hot day and super sessionable.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour reveals a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that rapidly diminishes to almost nothing. Nice aroma of lactic sourness, brett, lemon and wheat. The flavor is very intense, the brett and lactic sourness are in your face, thereís also lemon and wheat. The body is light and oily, but the carbonation is very aggressive, almost fizzy. Their regular berliner weisse is a work of art and adding brett to it seems like a good idea, but the result is a bit of a mess.
jcos (1203) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Snallygaster DC event on October 13th, 2012. Really tasty berliner weisse, even though itís so low in alcohol which is different to me. Brett adds a nice funk on top of the slightly sour beer.
Fred82 (1997) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with big head that is short lived. No lacing.
Aroma : Citrusy tartness with light wheat and light funk. Some fruity notes that might come from the brett.
Taste : Nice citrusy tartnes with mellow wheat notes. Very light funk. Tart finish, rather acidic as well. Light fruity notes. Some wheat on the late finish.
Palate : Quite fizzy But nothing more than what I think is usual for this style. Nothing aggressive.
Overall : Fairly good overall. The brett is a bit subdued in my opinion. I expected quite a bit more brett character. Seems a bit more complex than the regular Berliner Weisse and a bit less grainy but not as clean. Very drinkable and refreshing. Overall a bit better than the regular version.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
Brett and lactobacillus combine to produce sour lemons in this gum-drying, fiercely effervescent Berliner Weisse.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A thin slice of foam slowly sunk into the hazy pale straw.
-This was a loud beer, folks. Crackling and popping, the carbonation was fizzing away at an alarming rate.
-The mouthfeel is not polished; carbonation feels detached from the flavor profile.
-This is not nearly as drinkable as their íregularí Berliner Weisse.
-This is flavorful and complex, but poor bottle conditioning and mouthfeel undermine what could have been a great brew.
thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Ebenezerís Pub) clear, effervescent body that is light gold in color and a foamy white head. Nose is lemon, a bit funky (the menu said VERY funky but Iím not sure I agree), wheat, cream, and a bit of metal. Taste is very tart, lemony, sawdust, chewable vitamins, seltzer water, carbonation like soda water, lemon-lime finish.
badlizard (5169) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Clear pale yellow with almost no head. Strong raspberry lambic aroma with citric notes and a Brett green apple sourness. Very bright palate. Lemon and green apple flavors dominate with a dry framboise finish. Very good.
Slubgob (108) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Light clear golden, almost like a cider, no head. Sharp bite too the nose, hint of lemon.in the mouth much more like a sour than a weise, with prominent almost cider vinegar flavor.none of the usual wheat citrus or banana flavours. Mild finish, donít really notice hops.a bit one dimensional, but curiously enjoyable if you like sour beers.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 18, 2011 - on draught at Blue Monk. (#19 on the big board). Hazy very pale yellow with a largeish white creamy/fizzy diminishing head - really looks the part. Love that aroma - redolent of dessicated wildflowers, overtopped by dry lemon and lemon zest, vaguely sweet and fruity under it all - no alcohol to speak of; quite yeasty and spicy, but not particularly bretty/wild. Taste is up front with huge lemon, not lemon drops, LEMON - underlying it there is some wild funk, and dried floral bitterness, but itís all tertiary to the sourness. A little flat on the tongue, quite acidic and dry, finishes with a real tingle - nice balance.
Quack-Duck (6880) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Hazy pale yellow, huge fizzy head, quickly collapsing - looks like their normal Berliner Weisse. Sour aroma. Sour flavours throughout, overpowering everything else. Where their normal Berliner Weisse was able to deliver lovely flavours of tropical fruit, thereís only citrusy-yeasty sourness here. Nevertheless an inteersting example of the style.