Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Hopleaf. Pours a hazy, yellow color with thick white head that fades quickly. Aroma is of light sour grapes, aged wheat, light sour lemon and mild hops. Taste matches the aroma and proves to make this a highly sessionable Berliner.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Berliner Weisse? From Bells? Sign me up!. So, I suppose this suffers a little bit from high expectations, but I had higher expectations. Some citrus, some grain in the aroma, some citrus in the flavor. I just wasn’t tart enough. Given the chance, I’d definitely try it again, but wasn’t too impressed with this encounter.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler from Vine and Barley. NOT GOOD. My first and hopefully last disappointment from Bells....
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, light yellow golden color with bubbly foam, light lemon and yeast aroma, flavors of lemon, wildflower, slight bitter,
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Hazy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is somewhat reserved, but acidic, lactic and lemony with a lesser note of pale grains. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with tingly carbonation. Even at room temperature, the flavor is lemony and acidic, but unwelcome sweetness does make a fashionably late appearance. Finishes dry and a touch astringent, yet somewhat refreshing.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pour is mostly clear straw color with minimal head. Aroma is lightly lemon, light yeast, light malt, and light hay. Pretty subtle. Flavor is true to nose but maybe a bit more malty than most berliner weisse offerings. Notes of lemon and light funk. Nothing to crazy.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ OTH.
golden, white head.
aroma, fruity with some sour/tart nose, grainy.
flavors, tasty and easily approachable Berliner Weisse, lots of citric flavors, light grainy aftertaste. Mild champagne, funky mouthfeel, great sipper and entry into the style. Overall profile is dry with some possible white grape/wine-champagne like notes.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a milky yellow with a thin white head. Lightly sweet with a little wheat. Soft wheat finish. No funk, no sourness, just sweet. Not so great.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from growler into a COAST imperial pint. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head. There was no lacing evident. The aroma was comprised of fruit, and malt with a skunk aroma upon warming up. The flavor was of subtle fruit and malt. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice brew to enjoy outside on a hot summer day. It was refreshing and had very subtle flavors. However in my humble opinion I think the aroma and flavor was lacking a little complexity for me. Still nice and glad I got to try it, but probably won’t have it again.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Eccentric. Pours golden and clear with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and a bit sharp. Very basic and uninteresting. Not particularly bad, just not much going on. Flavor is disappointing in the lack of acidity and tartness. Some lemon citric and and a little bit of wheat but otherwise still fairly boring. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Eh I like a strong punch in berliner weisse.