gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap. citrusy tart nose makes your mouth water. golden yellow color. if you like sour beers you will definitely like this. very tart and citrusy just like the nose. could drink this all day.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Pi and the Monks Kettle, San Francisco. My sweet Beer God. I thank you for such meetings as this. Straw yellow blonde pour with a small yet thick white foamy head. Nose of light barnyard, straw, and funky citrus. What a mouthfeel! Tarty, funky, sticky, salty, oaky, sour citrusy...all smashed into a fairly carbonated flavor explosion on the palate. It sticks. Halfway through the glass you can practically feel it in your pores. Pardon me, but just fucking incredible. I could drink this forever.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at blind tiger. This is a perfect BW--only one I've tried that I like more than 1809. Tart, refreshing, eminently drinkable. Wish this was more common.
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harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Chuck’s Hop Shop - great find!
Pours a nice golden yellow, frothy white foam atop and much higher clarity than I had anticipated. Nose is lacto, grain, hints of soil and hay, a bit of lemon and green grape skins. Flavor packs a punch! Nice and sour with lemon and citrisy acidity. Nice and refreshing with crispy carbonation and a thin body - off dry finish that quickly makes me salivate. This one is probably the best american version I’ve had to date - really fine job.
Serving type: on-tap
Gueuzedude82 (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Falling Rock Taphouse, tulip. Really impressive Berliner Weisse. Fires on all cylinders. Best intensity I’ve experienced for this beer style. Huge lacto notes all over this beauty. Didn’t know Bear Republic dabbled in the sours, but I was very pleased.
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Pony w Erica ... Waiting for Sandy. Pours murky hazy white-yellow with no head. Aroma is funky sour fruit. Some berry maybe. Really tart sour fruit, like a gusher, on the palate and it’s slightly acidic but doesn’t get the saliva glands going into shock, as I would have expected. Very tasty. Notes of berry, citrus, peach, mainly. Love it.
Jesterdeal (1985) - 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.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at small bar, san diego. No head, just a green-ish yellow gatoraid haze, just as it should be. Pungent tartness detected in the nose, quite lactic I think. Fierce carbonation first greats the tongue but is much tamer for future sips. Great, aggressive, and clean tartness they got here, I’m actually significantly impressed...really great wild yeast bi-products in the flavor with nothing in the way of off-flavors...somewhat toned down on the graininess, probably because it’s so aggressive with its tartness, but regardless, this is one of the best american-made berliners that I can remember having. Kudos.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour is a pale straw hue with a short lived white head. An excellent tartness to the aroma. Very sharp lactic acidity to go along with plenty of wheat. A little bit of lemon peel and maybe some popcorn. The flavor is similarly enjoyable. Great lemon peel and lemon juice tartness with an undertone of sweetness from the wheat. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very well done beer.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly good interpretation. Non-traditional but good. The alt profile is pretty weak but the mouth-puckering sourness more than makes up for it. A refreshing summer sipper.