MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled without the syrup, then with the syrup added in. Without the syrup, just obnoxiously tart, like some kind of green apple vinegar. Once the green syrup is added, it's a sickly greenish-yellow (the green sinking to the bottom). Nose still tart, but can tell the sweetness. Bizarrely Christmas cookie-ish, with hints of almonds and nuttiness behind the tartness and sweetness. Also has a bit of caramel. Quite smooth. A different experience.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour initial malt flavor. Bland malt body, slightly yeasty flavor. Finish is grassy/sour. Seems watery. An average beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured crystal clear pale yellow (the lightest colored beer I've ever seen) w/ a big white head fully of tiny bubbles.
The flavor starts out very tart, but finishes smoothly. It's an interesting beer to try. One of these days, I'll try it w/ the syrup.
jonas (5439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Acidic cider nose.
Pale and hazy low head. Tart and refreshing, lacks in complexity.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale. Not as pale as a Belgian wit, but paler than most other German wheat beer styles. The head is bright white and builds easily but fades to nothing just as easily. This really is a tart beer, as tart as an average lambic (maybe not quite). The tartness fades quickly to a wheaty finish. Clean, crisp, dry in flavor, but wet and tingly on the tongue. Easy-drinking and light but not exciting.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Bottle. Aroma of sweet apples. Thin bodied and prickly. Strong apple sourness, with just a bit of yeastiness. Citrus and honey.
Bottle, tasted 31/03/13, best until 10/11. Pale blonde. Grape juice and lemon in the aroma. Sherry notes. Low on carbon. Grapefruit, lemon and grape juice in the flavor. Upcoming sherry flavors. Moderate sourness.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Bottle@BerlinTegelAirport. This is a re-rate but I wouldn’t know what else to write. Strange lemon, wheat and rubarbre aroma. Pale golden, white head, good lace, head diminishes completely. Very light and thin, sour start, light malty, wheat, complex. Sweeter finish with just a little sourness.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light. Not nearly as sour as advertised, especially after the guy at the store begged me to buy the syrup that many put in it and then gave me a look like "its your funeral" when i scorned it. It is refreshing and i could see a beer of this style with a little more sourness (perhaps Schulthauss) being a great summer beer.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sour as touted, but very drinkable. Extremely refreshing. This would be a great summer beer. Didn’t know what the alcohol content was until now...disappointing. Oh well, I’m going to be on the lookout for a better example of this style.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
RE-RATE: Jan. 6, 2003
I really enjoy this style of beer.
It’s very sour, but also very refreshing.
I woofed down a six-pack in about an hour.
The only major drawbacks with this beer are the price and the low alcohol content.