lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Ambrosetti in Berlin. Based on the score and multiple ’you can no longer get good Berliner Weisse in Berlin’ statements I thought this was going to be crap. Pour is hazy, thick straw yellow with a wispy foam on top. Nose is a little doughy with some definite lively tartness in back. Palate actually has a fair amount of body and is alive with astringency. Flavor is quite solid with some doughy maltiness up front followed by intense, lasting sourness. This is actually damn good. I’m no sour or Berliner Weisse aficionado but I think this has the style fairly well down, is intensely sour, and is excellent value (I think it was1.5 Euro). This will be a staple for me in Berlin. Who says you can’t get decent Berliner Weisse in Berlin?
Wanja (667) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Berlin. Clody light golden color, average head, nice sour smell. Very intensive sour wheat aroma, like lemon juice. Very refreshing fruity taste, like citrus mixed with water. Citrus ending.
DutchMark (183) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The first one in the style for me so I cannot compare. I enjoy the sourness and refreshing qualities. But compared to other sours like a lambic it is a bit one dimensional. There is sourness some citrus and very little malts and yeast in the flavor. Concidering the lowish scores this one has on ratebeer I am curious about the top performers in the style.
Inbreak (2324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
21.10.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Small fizzy mediumlasting head, very light color. Aroma is mild sour-ish grassy, wet grain, wet paper, grass, cereal, boiled vegetables, sorrel, minerals. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, wet grass, sorrel, paper, wet hay, grain, berry skin. Little bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very boring.
RichTheVillan (3324) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; clear straw yellow pour with a thin white head, metallic aroma, taste has lemon sherbet, just a hint if sourness, refreshing and crisp.
SarkyNorthener (2251) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with richthevillan. Pale cloudy milky yellow beer. Aroma is citrus and metallic. Taste is lemon, some sourness and a little sherbet. Decent stuff.
mR_fr0g (3630) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting. Pleased to have tried the archetype of the style. Pineapple juice like green / yellow coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is doughy wheat, sharp lemon. Flavour is sharp lemon, grapefruit, puckering sour. Palate is crisp sharp, dry finish. I have no iea as to why people are bagging on this.
Zarkam (457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from gourmondo.de, hazy pale yellowish colour, medium fizzy mostly vanishing white head, hardly any lacing. Lightly malty aroma of grain and straw with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is initially somewhat sour, getting quickly overwhelmingly so and with a hint of bitterness in the astringent finish. Light body, dry mouthfeel, average carbonation. Almost like drinking carbonated lemon juice, quite refreshing but the overwhelming bitterness might be too much to most without some flavoured syrup added.
killroy (56) - BULGARIA - OCT 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Goldish color with a tin white head. Citrus aroma. Sour taste of citrus and some wheat.
Supertrev (66) - CHINA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours fairly flat looking. Smells slightly of wild yeast fermentation. A good base for adding other flavours to but I wouldn't drink it by itself.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rotaman14 (149) - Potsdam, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very cloudy, pale yellow colour, white head. Citrus on the nose, some grass. Quite a sour beer, but nice and refreshing. Good. Anyway, Berliner Weisse - Tick!