tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 Cloudy and murky straw-yellow color with a wispy white and fading head. Light aroma, like many Berliners, with mild lemon tartness, apple skins, heavy grains, and a "dirty", damp mustiness that cascades over everything. Crisp and refreshing flavor with mild tartness; apple skins, white grapes, lemon zest. More wet hay flavors and musky yeast in the finish with a nice grain profile. Thin and wet with ample carbonation. Not the best example of a Berliner out there, but this is a pleasure to drink on hot summer days, about six at a time.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 11/30/15. Pours light yellow, pretty effervescent, small white head. Sort of opaque. Aroma is apple juice, slightly tart funk, citrus zest. Flavor is actually very mild. Expected a lot more sourness, but no, itís only slightly tart, sort of saison-like, apple, lemon, not too acidic at all. It feels like a good summer lake-beer.
Schwarzwaelder (1) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A sour unpleasant taste. I am a fan of Bells but I was really dissapoited by this ale
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright golden with foamy white head. Tart citrus aroma. Flavor of lemon, grass, with little to no malt flavor. Very light and crisp with a good amount of carbonation. No bitterness or hop to the aftertaste.
George999 (315) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour the bottle is cloudy with yeast floating and settling towards the bottom it had a thin white head that disappeared after about 3 minutes, the aroma is yeasty almost like dough yeast, the taste is initially grapefruit almost a little sour and surprisingly finished crisp, thereís not a lot of hop influences the beer Iím sure there is some in the beer but Iím not getting a lot of hops on top of the flavor. Overall this is a surprisingly crisp bright beer that would be refreshing on a summer day, it does have a lingering maybe yeast finish. The mouthfeel is thin.
parkerj (49) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím not a huge fan of Berlinerís, but that has nothing to do with why Iím not big on this beer. Itís REALLY bland. Thereís no salt (a good thing for me) and thereís no tartness at all.
MarkSachon (834) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Way too wheaty and dry, I thought I was drinking liquid sandpaper. Not an enjoyable experience at all.
ebone1988 (776) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is wheat, slight funk, corn, metallic. Appearance is straw, white head. Taste is wheat, corn, metallic, not much else. Mouthfeel is crisp, light body, easy drinking but no aftertaste. Overall, this is a lot closer to a straight wheat ale than a Berliner.
floydslip (294) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw-colored beer with a medium foamy bright white head. Grassy nose of hay, light lemon, and a bit of spice. Flavor is mild with some citrus, grass, and light corn syrup followed by a slight bitterness. Crisply carbonated, this is an easy drinking beer with some character, but doesnít provide much to distinguish it from the herd.
PanMarek (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did not like the first bottle -- maybe it had gone bad. A friend persuaded me to a second try. Much better. Frothy head that dissipates quickly. Malty nose with a grainy finish. Touches of apply and citrus. Moderate acid balanced with moderate maltiness. Not much bitterness. A good summer beer, but wonít stand up to strong pairings.
davidezdonz (142) - , HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 12 fl oz bottle with a packaged date of 6th March 2015 and poured into a short stemmed wine glass. It poured a very cloudy light straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly to nothing leaving minimal spotty lacing. Aromas are a tangy, lemon honey mix with a hint of apple and pear. Tastes a lightly sour lemon and sour green apple juice. Light bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this was a decent enough Berliner Weisse. It is easy to drink and refreshing but not my favourite for the style.