Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Had high hopes, given my fondness for the Schultheiss version of a berliner weiss. Some elements in the nose were really nice; tart and stingy and lactic...but not enough so (compared to Schultheiss). Also really, really lacks in heft...very watery. Style probably dictates a reduction in body, but I don't think it should be this severe, and also coupled with exceptional clarity in the glass...should be a bit more unfiltered? Still yummy, just not quite like the other. Not as complex, I guess.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 doesnt anyone like sourdough bread. A genius of a wiesse beer. Blows away all but a few unfiltered Hefe-Wiezens. Unpasteurized so heat affects it, drink it in the winter or spring.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wheaty/slightly fruity yeast aroma. Quite tart, yet at the same time crisp, clean, and refreshing. Clear, golden-yellow colour. My first expirience with this style, so Iíll have to try some more to get a better benchmark.
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden yellow color, hazy with some bottle conditioning. Very effervescent. Musty, yeasty yet citric aroma. Flavor profile fits the definition of the concept ítartí as applied to beer. What must be significant amounts of lactic acid give this beer a more sharp, sour character than any beer Iíve yet tried. Lemony wheat flavors are here, too, but letís face it, this brew is very focused on the tartness. This quality, however, makes it refreshing in a manner other styles of beer simply cannot match. It is the perfect summer beer for me, and I do quite enjoy it. Probably the weakest (abv%) beer I will ever be this crazy about! That does mean that you can drink astounding quantities of it, though, assuming you have that much available... Yum. No syrup for me, either, thanks.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Indeed extremely sour. Bit artificial fruits. Very weak. Not very good to start a 12-day german road/beer-trip with.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extremely sour, watery with a bit lemon. NO palate.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
While by itself lemony sour and acid. As with most nothern weisse this take on new dimensions with either raspberry of woodruff syrup. The malt and wheat is more pronounced and fewer pukers are evident. A fun beer to evaluate with others.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
gotta have this with the raspberry syrup... the beer is almost tasteless by itself...its for kids;-)
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sour--tennis shoes and rotten lemons. Flavor has a mild wheatiness, but is overwhelmed by a puckering lemony sourness. A nearly unique beer experience. Tried it also mit Schuss, which significantly cuts the sourness, giving it a pleasant sweetness, with flavors of honey and Christmas ribbon candy.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
White-tan appearance with a pilsner esqu smell, but with a fuller, pungent quality. Light bodied as you would expect of a 2.5 % beer and sour, but a pleasant thirst quenching sourness--not at all comparable to flanders (thankfully). Certainly a unique style with redemptive refreshment characteristics--however--this beer is just to paltry on the palate. It is too much like a glass of water with a slice of lemon or two to rate much higher. Note--I must try this with syrup as some people recommend.