DrnkMcDermott (2879) - 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.
wiwetu (41) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka, 0,33. Najgorsze piwo do rozpoczęcia przygody z kwachami, choć niby kwachem (z gatunku) nie jest. Mocna cytrusowość, nuty zielonego jabłka, przy mocnym wysyceniu drapiące w podniebienie. Po ogrzaniu piana (początkowo niezła) opadła, a początkowa gazowana owocowość ustąpiła wodzie skąd porządnie ukiszonych ogórów z dodatkiem limonki + gaz dość szybko się ulotnił. Wniosek z tego li taki, że lepiej pić prędko. Nie dla każdego, ale jak ktoś lubi kwasy o lekkim ciele, aż do znudzenia ultra-kwaskowate, powinien być zadowolony. Ja jestem. Cieszę się, że dorwałem kilka butelek, choć podobno w Berlinie łatwo dostępny. Sprawdzę w październiku!
RW80 (1140) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl Bottle, Appearance a golden body with a thin white head.
Aroma: lemon and wheat
taste: Is leon tartness and some wheat in the background.
Dry finish, thin body, moderate carbonation.
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 8, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Terrible brew. Watery, tasteless, no palate, no finish. Berliners know this. They drink it with sweet syrup, so you don’t taste the beer.
Andy_ (919) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle
Hazy cloudy yellow beer with dense white head leaving lacing. Aroma has grainy malts, diacetyl, old wood and hint of acidicy. Flavor is sour and citrusy fruity. Palate is thin, a bit watery with moderate carbonation and slightly sour feel. Finish has almost no bitterness at all. Aftertaste is sour with lactic acid, citrusy fruity, slightly malty and slightly sugary sweet. A nice summer drink, but not very tasty. Thanks for the random German guy who paid for this beer when my credit card didn’t work.
Cristobal37 (334) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The description says it all. The color is off putting yellow, it is not a little sour, but almost comically sour and yet yes, you do get a very light bodied wheat bier at the same time, especially in the finish. Crossed my mind that the Gose of Leipzig may have been considered when they made this guy up. Similar sourness and flavor, minus the salt and coriander. Better with the syrups, but totally different without. Available basically anywhere in Berlin.
EvaCandido (34) - Padova, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite sour but with evident wheat aroma. Slightly bitter and with low foam formation. Slightly turbid and light gold pale. Fruity aroma and aftertaste.
scirtes (100) - POLAND - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bb 8.2015. Pours light yellow, cloudy, with white head. Aromas of wheat and some sour notes. Sour, tart, with indistinct taste of honey. Light bodied, extremely refreshing.
rodbod (68) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy pale sand colour with light white froth. Nose is light, sour, sharp. Palate is light and dominated by sour citric and vinegar notes. Very sharp and refreshing.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured hazy light yellow with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet, spicy fruit and wheat. Light body, flavour is lightly spicy, moderately fruity and lightly tart.
artemb (42) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: whey, wet bran, clean and dry.
Dry and sour taste.
Bran kvass in the aftertaste.
Simple, but clean and dry beer.