BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 20, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 22, 2014
Poured a golden straw color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky white head. Small, selected streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled sour fruit, green apple, kiwi, green grapes, Sweet Tarts, sugary wheat and candied sugar. Very enticing. (Smell - 4.11)
Taste didnít match the nose, but still decent. Got green apple, green grapes, kiwi, sour grass, wheat, sour fruit and candied tarts. (Taste - 3.75)
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, sour finish. (Feel - 3.69)
An OK Berliner Weissbier, but not my favorite (without looking how many Iíve had). (Overall - 3.73)
3.80 86 B+
78samh (146) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz glass from E9. Hazy light gold pour with no foam. Aroma is tart green apples. Taste is tart, dry, crisp. Green apple flavor dominates and wheat too. Pretty good!
nealblind (761) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light yellow pour some creamy head. Aroma of lemons bread yeast. Tastes mild low level sour of sourpatch kids. tart
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of lemons, tart fruit, and a touch of sweetness. Flavour is extremely well-structured, with lots of tart lemons, wheat and a little funk. Now this is how you do a good Berliner. Excellent stuff.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose is slightly wheaty with a fair amount of sour funk to it. Taste is fairly sour with a nice crispness to it which surprised me. Lighter than expected, too.
beastiefan2k (2431) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber ($6) into Free State globe/tulip glass. Pours loudly, small but fizzy champagne like head that quickly fades as champagne would, nice touch. Pale yellow color. Aroma is light with lemony accents an generally clean. No husk, no wheatiness, generally just lemony. The aroma is nice but the flavor takes off with a cool strong lemon character with lots of very tartness and clean citric character tingles at the end of the flavor. Very sparking an effervescent on the cheeks. Very lively at tart with a backing of straightforward neutral malts playing the glue to the rest of the beer. Long lemon aftertastes. Not too much for me, just right. Enjoyed the whole bomber myself and caní wait to buy more.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed yellow/gold. Flavor isa nice welcomed sour, but Iím not totally sure about the flavor. Acidulated malt? Lemons, white vinegar, wheat, warheads candy.
Prufrockstar (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brouwers. Murky gold pour, ring of white head. Aroma: wheat, vinegar, lemon. Puckeringly tart, but none of the puke flavor I despise. So tart. Light body, lively carbonation. Overall: the moral of the story today is low expectations => greater pleasure when surprised.
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím new to Berliner Weisse, so this is probably a good beer. Very tart and sour aroma with a hint of bacteria. Hazy medium yellow with a very foamy white head. Pretty sour/tart in the flavor along with a Brett quality. Lemony/orange flavor but sour just takes over. I can see getting used to this and liking it.
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden coloured body with a super thick, six centimetre tall pure white head and tons of movement noticeable. Aroma of lemons, yeast, sour grapes, brett and hints of milk. Light-bodied; Assertive sour and citrus flavours up front with no malt or wheat at all, no hops, and not much sugar - perhaps a hint from the citrus. Aftertaste is quite sour and one-dimensional with no body. Overall, a nice example of a berliner from here in America and very easy to drink, especially in the summer. I liked it a lot and would have preferred it with a straw and some syrup, but I had this in a lowball glass straight. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 07-June-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington the day it first hit over freezing temperature for the past five days - perfect for a summer beer, while watching ice hockey in southern california on 25-January-2014.