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RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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Light golden in color, extremely sour with a light bodied wheat character.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 Aroma of citrus and hops. Smells like a high quality pilsner, and looks like one as well. There are three flavors. The first is very light citrus. The next is sour, and the finish is a heavy with yeast. Not nearly as sour as I expected, and not even close to a gueze. Aftertaste of baguette. Light palate. I should be drinking this on a hot day in the summer, but at the price of this beer I won’t buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Light golden color with a touch of chill haze, minimal fizzy head and weak carbonation. Aroma of malt, wheaty, reminded me of a box of cereal or dry catfood. Light bodied, twangy mouth puckering sourness that passes quickly, lemon, sour apples, seltzerish with a short finish. Never drank anything quite like this-I liked it but I can see how some might not. Came in a stubby 11oz bottle and was pricy-13+ a 6pk.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2004
This is VERY sour. You cannot like this style if you can’t handle the sour. Personally there was something in the sourness that I found appealing, I love weizens and am intrigued by this berliner variety. Good stuff

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Slightly hazy pale gold. Seemed kinda barnyard skunky at first but then I got some sour apples too. Quite tart and sour without much complexity I could discern - some citrus and sour apples. Crisp and bubbly, it finished pretty clean. My first Berliner Weisse that I can remember and had after a truly spectacular Flemish Sour Ale so perhaps that is playing a part in te rating....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2004
Cloudy pale golden colour with a green touch. Sour, unripe apple aroma. Taste is of course sour, very citric, slightly yeasty and that unripe apple thing going on. Not as good as Schultheiss, but not far behind it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Bottle - a tart/sour aroma - only slight hint of fruitiness. Clear yellow-tan color. Very tart flavor (like a green apple) with the slightess hint of fruity malt. Understand why Berliners don’t drink this straight but with a shot of raspberry or woodruff syrup. It’s very tart and bland.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Hazy pale yellow with a massive diminishing frothy white head. Sweet and sour aroma of green apple, lemon, hay, light bread and herbs. Medium light watery body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of wheat, lemon, green apple, hay and herbs. With the syrup added: I can see why more people would like this now - it kind of resembles an alcopop, or a bad Éphémère. Slightly better flavor, but still not my thing. A drinkable beer either way, but not very good. With its high price here ($15 for a 6 pack - a 6 pack of bell’s expedition is $13) and low ABV it isn’t even a good value.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
faint golden color with thin white head. Vibrant grape jelly aroma. Hold sourness on a slice of wheat bread. Gorgeous! Excellent with cherries, Chamborge or other sweet liquors to balance out sourness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours clear pale yellow, white alka selzter like head that quickly dies to nothing, light carbonation, with no carbonation.   Thinking without the syrup this is gonna be nasty.   OH YEAH, sour with a slightly wheaty mouthfeel.   Screw it, syrup goes in now.   MUCH better... don’t pour it in too quickly or it will foam up on ya.   Now it comes across as a cheap lambic.   Not knowing how much to put it, enough was required to get the sour out.   Dont bother with this stuff without the syrup.   Palatable once syrup is added.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Had this with raspberry syrup added. First I tasted the beer straight up. Pale yellow, little appreciable aroma. watery, fizzy mouth, and little if any taste. So, I added the syrup. Made it taste like a weak lambic. With or without syrup, this was bad. Should have just had the syrup.


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