Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle buy from Binnyís in Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a pale yellow body with a HUGE foamy head that evaporated in chunks, leaving clumps of lace on the glassí sides. The aroma had a bready sweetness overlaid by a mild lemony tartness. Same with the flavor, only a little more tartness. Okay, but I donít see the point in this when Oberon is around.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow body with a thin white head. Flavor is lemon and other citrus. The nice tart characteristic was a big bonus to me. Quite enjoyable.
dasdude (2) - Portsmouth, USA - AUG 27, 2010 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good, but not great. Tastes like a slightly tart pilsner. Definitely a session beer.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stub and Herbs. Pour is bright unclear yellow with a tight white frothy head. Aroma malty citrus and lemon zest. Taste more the same malt and lemon zest. Palate is fizzy slick and finishes dry.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Smokin Joes, Pittsburg - light pale yellow, not unpleasant, but not much there. Caramel malts, with artificial citrus notes. Seasonable, smooth and wet with little bitterness to speak of. Puckering without being sour. Iíve had better BWs.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy and pale yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation. Yeasty, barnyard aroma with amount of cereal. Funky flavor with a good amount of cereal. Tart with lots of lemon. Very bitter finish. Really light and easy to drink. Excellent beer and 4.5% one you can drink all day.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Harris.
Can you say biggest disappointment from Bellís, ever? I was pumped to try a berliner weisse from kalamazoo, but wow did they underperform.
Aroma was next to nothing at draft temperature with possibly a notion of hops and citrus, mostly grains coming through here.
Body was soft and fleeting. Hard to find descriptors here, mostly watery grains is what I remember.
WHERE IS THE ACIDITY!?!? Every other berliner I have had makes me pucker at the thought of it. That is my understanding of the style and Oarsman did not follow through.
Juelze (1137) - 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 (5013) - 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 wasnít tart enough. Given the chance, Iíd definitely try it again, but wasnít too impressed with this encounter.
50belair (2144) - 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....