1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Nice lemony tart taste. Much better than it looks. I was expecting another run of the mill pilser, but this has great taste!
12 oz. bottle
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma is light-moderate lemon with a touch of mustiness and the slightest hint of sweetness. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, dull yellow with a two finger white head with pretty good retention. The flavor starts with some faint sweetness that quickly turns to light-moderate lemon tartness. The is a slight mustiness in the finish. Light bodied with moderate soft carbonation. I’ve had this a few times now, and maybe time has increased the tartness of the beer. Fresh on tap in July at the MI Brewers Guild Summerfest, it had minimal tartness and was more or less lager-ish...probably would have rated it just under a 3. In the bottle two weeks ago, a slight sourness was noticeable, but nothing that would make me think of a Berliner Weisse as it was originally described (listed as a Wheat Ale now)...probably would’ve rated a low 3. Today, it’s a Berliner Weisse and a nice refreshing session beer. Hopefully Bell’s continues this in bottles as a summer seasonal.
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a white head. Sour with a lightly citrus aroma. Flavor has a bit of fruit and wheat notes. Strong tartness on the finish. An interesting beer and one that I could down a few of but, like others have said, hard to just sip on. Was expecting a bit more from Bells on this one...
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy and light gold. Clean white head that diminishes quickly. Looks a heck of a lot better than it tastes. Wet wheat start, slightly tart finish. Had a hard time finishing one sipping, but could probably have 4 or 5 drinking
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reminds me of a sam adams coastal wheat, perhaps, but a litte less sweet and more sour.. drinkable in the absence of good beer.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to SpenceDB
Appearance: Pours a yellow gold with a thin white ring of foam.
Aroma: Husky grain, straw perhaps.
Taste: Tangy wheat, husky grain.
Mouthfeel: Thin with modest level of carbonation.
Overall: One of my least favorite Berliners.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from batch number 9861 thanks to LtDan. Pours with a hazy golden body and a white head that stays. Aroma is grainy, lacto, and grassy. Flavor is lemon, lactic and grainy. Not super sour. Fizzy and dry. Could be a bit more sour as a Berliner Weisse.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of wheat, lemon, light plastic, straw, and dish soap. Poured pale yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly tart and slightly sweet. Tastes of wheat, lemon, grain, and straw. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lemon, wheat, malt, and straw finish is lightly tart. Quite bad.
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a dull yellow with a large white head. Aroma is not much some wheat i guess. Flavor is a little citrus to start out then comes a wierd sour soapyness. This is a poor beer from a good brewer.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad at all. I like the tart wheat thing going on. Needs more alcohol though. I put down 10 of these in like 3 hours and barely had a buzz. Chuck Norris pisses this shit.