mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy straw pour with no head. Lovely tart nose. Light body Tart citrus throughout. Slightly sweet finish.
anders37 (12756) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity tart citric lemon aroma. Fruity very tart sour citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart citric lemon finish.
Jesterdeal (1045) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tart but with notes of caramel, citrus, banana, and tart peaches. Pours light hazy blonde. Taste is very intense. Great tart apricot, nectarine, and sour dough. The intensity does not subside and this is a true pleasure to drink. Must find this again. They should bottle it.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge thanks to yourefragile for sharing this growler. Served in a cervoise. The nose is fairly tart with a bit of wheat in the background, but mostly sourness and light stone fruits. Flavor is similar. Itís quite tart, and unfortunately doesnít have much dry wheat character like a great Berliner. Instead, itís more of an American Wild, though a good one at that.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF, 2012. One of the better Berlinnerís at the festival. Opaque gold color with carbonation. Sour yeast aroma and sour flavor with some wheat. Good.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a small head.
The aroma is white grape and has sort of a locker room kind of funkiness. Pungent, lemony, and very intriguing./inviting.
The flavor is puckeringly sour, my notes say "Hot Damn" so yeah, I was pretty impressed by the initial taste. The beer is lemony and funky in an intriguing kid of way. Plenty of dry white wine character. Just all around easy to drink and awesome.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old notes. Thanks to GatorGuy92 or Jcartamdg for sharing this one. Pours a hazy yellow with a dissipating white head. Nose is tart citrus, lemon, some lactic, and big tartness. Flavor follows nose. Interesting berliner overall. Dry, tart finish.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap many times since October and canít get enough of it. Lemon-lime Gatorade color, almost zero head or lace. What does fizz up fades quickly, never to be seen again.
Citrus fruits and oak in the nose, both bleed into the taste. Oaky wine barrels shine against the lime-citrus base. Very tart, nearly puckering sourness is unique for the style. And although itís less lactic than most Berliners, thereís considerably more flavor here than in an any non-fruited Berliner Iíve tasted. Quite impressive.
Highly acetic, just how I like my sours. Tartare may be too intense for some, but I would happily drink this all day long given the chance. Fantastic execution of the style. PLEASE bottle this!
dmac (3168) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Caponeís Black Friday event. My first and best beer of the day. Poured a rather ugly hazy pale straw body with a minimal white head. Aroma was super tart and bordered on being almost a sour. Notes of old lemons, and some wet fermented wheat. Great body on this one with a medium mouthfeel, lighter carbonation and an acidic burn on the end. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with lots of tartness, old lemons and a touch of vinegar. I could of drank this all day.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate sour lemon with a hint of acetone. Itís a cloudy dull yellow with, minimal white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and apricot. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon with a touch of acetone. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, maybe a little one dimensional, but Iím digging it.