northropfrye (3300) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin clear lemony colour. Heavy carbonation. Soapy aroma. Subtle lemon flavour, a bit sour. Not bad.
wlajwl (5845) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 A decent amount of sourness in the flavor, behind that some wheat grain. Decent enough.
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 Bottle. Pale, hazy yellow with a really fizzy start, settling into something with no head at all. This drinks with a super sweet, lemon-soda essence. Good refreshing soda beer in the Berlin tradition. (#4197, 8/6/2011)
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear, dark gold with standard white head. Aroma is mild of wheat with a bit of lemon. Thereís also a bubble gum type quality in the nose without hints of sugar. Flavor is mild, predominantly wheat, with an increasing lemon presence. A pinch of sugar and soap in the background. Very refreshing wheat beer with subtle Berliner Weisse qualities. Solid summer beer.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 Not sure why this is categorised as a wheat ale. It is a Berliner weiss. AROMA: meaty, yeasty, fruity - not an aromatic style, old pubs offer fruit syrups for this style;
APPEARANCE: pale yellow, minimal head, minimal lacing, fine bubbles;
TASTE: sour; slight malty sweetness - meets expectations for this style;
PALATE: slightly spritzy, thin, light - meets expectations;
OVERALL: summer beer, nice label, exceeds expectations for the style.
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bellís. Aroma: Very sutble cereal and lime. Appearance: Hazy dark yellow. Taste: Amazing tart wheat, lemon, citrus peel. Packed with flavors for a 4%. Palate: Dry and very effervescent, perfect. Overall: Awesome summer beer, I actually ordered a second pint of that one. I canít believe this is rated so low, maybe the bottles arenít that good, I wish I had bring one back.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised that this isnít classified as a Berliner. Pale clear yellow, virtually no head after initial fizz. Aroma is like cereal with a hint of grape must, probably an effect of the acidity. Flavor is wheaty, with some tartness and light lemon notes on the finish. Rather refreshing, albeit not exciting. Nice to see something with a bit of tartness out there. I enjoyed this more than the rating indicates.
KPD (57) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, tart, very light, extraordinarily drinkable. Great summer beer, refreshing, light..
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch # 10509, Bottled June 2011; Sampled July 2011
A quick pour into my glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, off-white head. The beer is a pale amber color that shows just a touch of haze and a pale gold with just a touch of amber hue to it when held up to the light. The beer smells like crushed grain husks, hay, pale malt flower and cracker like malt up front. There seems to be a touch of lemon accentuating tartness here, that once noticed canít be missed, but is a bit more soft and subtle than I was hoping (was really hoping for a full on Berliner Weiss Ďesque beer here). There is a touch of funkiness here that subtly influences the dominant grain notes.
Light bodied and refreshing with a subtle tartness to the finish. The touch of tartness accentuates the chewy wheat flavors somehow making them a bit more pronounced. The finish somehow reminds me quite a bit of lime-aide juice; with both a hint of lime zest bite as well as a soft sweetness (that seems to be from the lactic acid rather than from residual sugars left over, but maybe). The light, but persistent carbonation also seems to accentuate the tart bite that this beer has. Perhaps a bit simplistic.
This ended up being more tart tasting than the aroma suggested, but it still isnít as sour as I prefer my Berliner Weiss beers to be. Still this is a very refreshing beer and it is one I would be quite happy to see show up in Arizona (though honestly it is such an easy style to make so much better that I doubt I would buy it much), and I would definitely recommend it to folks that couldnít otherwise get Berliner Weiss beers.
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry Bellís. I thought this was a lager based on the mouthfeel. I got some lemon and sourness out in front, didnít like it, and went for a perrier with lemon instead. Fresh bottle from Cleveland.