DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 33 cL bottle. I can't say I liked what I found. I thought perhaps this bottle had gone south as it was freshness dated for 4/02, but I see by the deScription that the style is exactly as I experienced. Thin head dwindles to nothing over a pale yellow beer. Spritzy, with a very sour lemonade and grapefruit taste. Sourness overcomes any malts or hop impression. It was worth it to experience the style, but this won't become one of my favorites. I have a second bottle that I'll try with a syrup (or maybe a peach schnapps or Frango liquer?).
Re-sampled, Nov. 15, '03. This time I was prepared with a bottle of raspberry flavoring syrup. Just a little splash made it nice and smooth. Though pinkish, of course, the tartness remaining gave it an edge over most raspberry beers. Probably might even be well matched with a 7-up.
martpez (93) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has none of the complexity of the lambrics being lighter and weaker. Nothing at all special. Really made to go with some syrup. Still it aint half bad and makes a decent cheap sour beer. Is a bit thin and watery in the end though.
nunkun (11) - - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bardzo przyjemne. Delikatne, kwaśne, orzeźwiające i o solidnym nasyceniu. Piwo wspaniale pije się przy jedzeniu - pobudza apetyt, a nie zostawia intensywnego posmaku na języku.
ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle into tulip.
Pours hazy and golden. Small white head.
Aroma is subtly sour. A tiny bit fruity.
Clean slightly sour taste. Short finish.
Maits (36) - ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2016
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma has sour and wheat notes. Hazy liquid with little white head. Light, refreshing beer. It has light and watery body. Easy drinkable.
lello4ever (486) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Più che una birra, una bevanda gasata estiva. Acidula, sentori di frutta, più adatta a un caldo dopocena o anche un aperitivo.
laiti (7874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Berlin. BBE 07/2017. Aroma has sour cream and mild fruity sweetness. Flavour has somewhat aggressive sourness, sour cream, some green apples and milky tones. Dryish finish. Refreshing and solid Berliner.
ArtificialCyst (326) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of lactobacillus, lemon and wheat. Appearance: Head high, not very dense, falls down quickly. Taste: Lacto sourness - high to medium level, wheat, light herbal hopiness somewhere, lemon. Palate: Finish is tart and sour, carbonation is high, body is low.
thanatosti (1398) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg.
My first Berliner weisse and boy it’s really sour. Hazy light yellow with a white head. Sour wheat aroma. Sour taste with a thin watery slightly wheaty finish. Nice to try again but this will not be a regular for me.
mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botlle. Pours clean, straw yellow with no head (as in sour beers). Aroma is citric, sour. Beer is very light, refreshing, medium sour, citric, almost not acetic. Very good one.
cervmagpt (571) - PORTUGAL - JAN 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23A). Bottle 33 cl - batch 05L218B1L AROMA: predominant uncooked bread dough aroma with slight cooked vegetal note. acidity a bit mild. APPEARANCE: very pale straw color and hazy. large white head with low retention. TASTE: predominant acidic flavour with faint wheat notes. some cooked vegetals/husk character. no hop bitterness. PALATE: light body with high to very-high carbonation. acidic mouthfeel. OVERALL: a berliner weisse with low wheat presence.