beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw gold color, hazy with a slight greenish tint. Small to medium white foamy head. Aroma is tart and citrusy. Medium bodied. Malts are fruity. Spicy and very tart. No real hop flavors at all. Spritzy carbonation. It’s reminiscent of drinking carbonated unsweetened lemonade, but that’s not a far description. Tart and crisp with nice fruity tones. Has some of the tart and sour qualities of a Flemish Sour Ale, but without the lactic notes. Very refreshing and is an excellent palate cleanser. Some sour apple notes at the finish. Interesting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly tart.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beings this is my first take on this style I am a little lost on what to compare it to. Still has the classic wheat flavors, just much tangier and very sour. Light golden color with a small fizzy head, not very much of a striking appearance. The aroma is sweet and spicy, the flavors are very tart and sour, with some rice in the aftertaste, just a light bit of toasted crispiness. Not one of my favorites.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tough to rate this by style because I haven't had any others. Pale yellow with fizzy white head. Slight citrus and apple aroma. Not nearly as sour as I expected, light and thin bodied with a nice lemon wheat flavor, very refreshing.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color with a thin, but lasting white head. Wheaty, cereal, grain aroma. Grainy bread flavor with some lemony citrus notes. Some sourness, but not to level of a geuze. Dry finish.
sloth (2451) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized white head, fine beaded, ok retention, a little lace. Clear gold color. Somewhat corny, sour nose. Light body, prickly carbonation. Low level oxydation, light breadyness, mouth puckering sourness. Citrus notes, lemony. Finish is dry, sour. Interesting style.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No syrup added. Very clear and ligth color with a decent head which fades. Aroma is slightly wheaty but not much else. Flavor is crisp light malt and wheat. Very clean tasting with a moderate sour and acidic finish. Overall not as sour as I anticipated, but still good. Very refreshing.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank clean. Pours a slightly hazy golden, with a small white head that quickly rushes to leave nothing behind. Aroma is strongly sour and citric. Flavor follows, with a mouth-puckering sourness, and bone dry finish. The sourness of this medium bodies brew sticks around forever. I can see this being somewhat refreshing if mixed with a syrup or something to offset the overpowering sourness.
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a golden color with a very small white head in a cool looking glass. Grassy, barnyard, hay aroma. Tart, sour, taste. Slightly carbonated, crisp, quick finish. Like a lambic, but shorter. Then I put some apple syrup in the glass. It made it less tart, but alittle sweeter. I think I enjoyed it more pre-syrup.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight haze, pours with a nice big head which doesn't last long.
Aroma is toasty like some Lambics with a bit of artificial blackcurrant.
Flavour is lemon-sour, refreshing but quite one-dimensional. Quite nice and very refreshing but lacking complexity.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first bottle of Berliner Weiss, and since I live in Beer Hell (Montana), I had to buy it at Topper's in Helena (One of the very few places that works to get decent imports in the State of Montana). The bottle is an odd shape, sort of squat. The initial nose is tart and crisp with hints of lemon and vinegar. The taste isn't as sour as I would have expected, but is instead only mildly puckery. The overall flavor is of mild citrus, wheat malt, and a clean yeast flavor. My bottle was cloudy because I swirled the bottle before serving it, to get the hefe effect.
I can't say that this is the greatest beer I ever tries, but after hearing the horror stories of how sour Berliner Weiss can be, I can honoestly say the fear was overblown. Kindl is a tasty, wake-you-up change from the run of the mill hefeweisen and I'd recommend that everyone try one sometime--oh, but get it on tap.