Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Serving: On draft at Beer Run.
It pours an opaque yellow color with a small, foamy, white head. The nose has slight wheat and citrus (particularly lemon) notes but they are both rather light. The taste is tart and wheaty. You really get that lemon and all the wheat seems to add a slightly dry feel to things. The body is medium-light with a medium-high carbonation and a short finish. I found this beer to be rather refreshing, but find itís timing odd. It really is better suited for the hot summer months. Still, itís worth a go. I hope they still have this out when lawnmower season gets here.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Cloudy lemon yellow body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, lemon, some straw. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some yeast, light straw. Watery light body, light acidity, cream.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Beer Run for providing this one. Tart and crisp with a big fluffy head. Quite lemony. Yellow & hazy in appearance. Extremely refreshing. My only complaint was that it wasnít summer when I was drinking this. I hope other raters will take style into consideration at least a little bit when rating this beer..itís supposed to be this way!
MadIndian (2215) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at Issac Newons on draft. Gold/pale pour with aromas of lemon and bread. Semi medium body with a acid lemon taste and a sweet malty finish. I am not a fan of this style but it was good.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cool to see this in Virgina. Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Fairly faint aroma of tart citrus and yeast. Taste is lemon, other citrus fruits, bread, caramel. Nice level of tartness. Smooth, medium bodied and absolutely refreshing. Kickass beer.
HonkeyBra (2848) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Golden yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of wheat, grain, and a light tartness. Flavor is mostly wheat and graininess that lead me to believe this was a berliner Weisse. Flavor was again grainy, soft wheat notes, and a very very light lactic tartness in the finish. Some fruit. Could have used a little more tartness. Effervescent mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Overall, pretty nice and unassuming light, lightly tart ale.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Dude-a-Thon at Studio 35 on 1/17/10. Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Malty, creamy and wheaty nose with lemon and hints of acidity. Tart citrus flavor with some sweet malt and wheat before a tart finish. Not bad, but could stand to be a little more tart and acidic.
drfabulous (3370) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Sycamore. Light. Fruity. A very timid Weisse. Touch of wheat flavor. Tiny bit of tart and apple. Decent all around and worth trying.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Bellís/Lebowski Dude-A-Thon at Studio 35 on 01/17/10. The beer is a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of lemons, grass and wheat. Light, clean body with flavors of yeast, lemon rinds, and mildly grassy hops. Notes of pepper here and there too. The finish is fruity with a residual lemon aftertaste. Decent overall.
dagimp (649) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 New rating on7-7-11: I take back the below, this is a top notch beer. I picked up a 6er out of curiosity. After the second one, I was hooked. Itís got a really light and tart flavor. Low abv makes it drinkable all day... but the taste is really top notch... donít know if they changed the recipe slightly but I really really like this beer.
On tap at Local 44. Pours a very light blond with about an inch of bubbly head; no lacing. Smell is of grass and lemons. Mouthfeel is very, very light, like diet Sprite. Taste is of grass, lemon, light banana and Tang. Very drinkable but the taste isnít really up to par. Itís sour but not too sour and not in a way a Sour beer would be, more like just tart. Iíve only had one other Berlinner Weisse so Iím not too experienced with this style, but I didnít think this was anything remarkable. Worth a taste, but Meh.