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 Bell’s, 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.
ilovedarkbeer (2405) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of sourdough, fresh air, lemon zest, and a bit of grassiness. Lactic mouthfeel.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is wheat, cereal malts, acidity, mixed herbs, faint cheese, and faint lemon zest. Flavor is dry malt character with soft citrus notes, and faint yeast esters; lacking in tartness. Light body.
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy yellow, white head. Light citrus tartness, kinda horsey-earthy, a bit of clove in towards the end. Not much in the way of sweetness. Effervescent, light body, keep kinda chewy. Pretty quick finish, clean. Fine.
Sarlacc83 (1218) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Apex, post CBC
A: Gold bordering on orange, lacking in internal bubbles, no lacing, white head.
N: White wine grape, lemon rind, cracker underneath, hint of salt (as if it were a gose), straw, and a touch of peppercorn.
T: Tart, not much else.
M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol presence.
O: Decent Berliner. Not too big on flavor, and not really as good as 10 Barrel’s offerings. Easy drinking, though.
probstblueribbon (3239) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle from BOTW Rochester, served cold in a tulip glass. Clear golden with a decent, bright white head. Light to moderate lactic sourness, sourdough bread, slightly perfumed. Medium-ish body, fairly full carbonation. Lactic tang, bread dough, sourdough, clean; dry with gentle sourness and a clean sourdough finish. Interesting and simple.
mike5326 (1102) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, large frothy white head. Not much of a nose, Very Mild citrus aroma. Medium boat with a light hops malt blend flavor and a light crisp finish.
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DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light-medium yellow body, average white head. Wheaty, straw malts, very light, with a quenching tartness. A little salty in the finish, making this more goze-like than truly berlinner. Quite nice.
geologyguy (908) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty smell, light and slightly cloudy, taste is malty very low hops, taste isn’t sweet though...just starting to approach sour..mild beer though
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light and quite refreshing with faint notes of wheat and citrus. Very low on aroma and ending flat and watery.
sawbuck (412) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, fruity candy on the nose. Almost sour start, quick backfill with tart and fruit sweetness. Nice balance. Nice intro Berliner.....refreshing and sessionable.