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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Buzzerkeley is beer meets wine. Dorm room meets ivory tower. In the spirit of Berkeley, it’s in whole new category. We call it Sparkling Ale. With a spicy-fruity nose that’s never in the air. California Starthistle honey gets almost completely fermented by Champagne yeast for an intriguing, dry finish. It’s our limit-pushing tribute to the clandestine beer-crafting that began in a UC Berkeley dorm room, and nearly got us kicked out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Tap] Deep golden colored pour with a ring of foam on the edge of the glass. Nose is of banana esters and bready aromas. Tasting notes include honey, yeast, straw, peaches, grainy malts and lighter hints of grape must. Mild flavors throughout, but no real off flavors here. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
25 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma is interesting with a little bit of dusty yeast esters present with a little floral sweetness, too. Not much else. Essentially transparent golden body with a medium to small whitish head present. Starts with some sticky, chewy sweetness...honey-like. Graham cracker is also present as well. Becomes a little estery in the middle with some banana and lightly floral. Finishes a touch undercarbonated. This is really one-dimensional, and disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. A lush golden color with a light foamy white head. A zesty citrus aroma with orange peel, honey and yeasty Belgian notes. It does not pop on the palate or at the finish but otherwise carries through nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Berkeley - land of dirty hippies. Stanford FTW. Nice looking beer, fizzy pour, slightly hazy golden. Slightly Belgian aroma with honey and mild spice. Somewhat sweet flavor, caramel and pale malt with honey and apple. Fairly thick on the mouthfeel despite the lively carbonation. Not too crazy. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle (750ml): Light haze, deep gold with a hint of copper, no head or lace. Malty honey nose, Slight funk and spice. Musty lees. Very pale malt. Dry, not sour and moderate bitterness. Feels very high pH like, Medium to medium dense. moderate length only. Ok but not great. Malt driven. Low carbonation. Rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is yellow and fizzy with a small white head. Aroma is of light fruit, yeast, and honey. Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of pear, peach, apples, hay, and anise. I liked this better than the Barrel-aged version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (791) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a pale golden color with a short lived white head. Malt, yeast, fruit and honey aroma. Malt, yeast, banana, apple, peach, pear, honey, hop, grass and floral flavors. Light body and medium carbonation. Slightly sweet with a mildly tart, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1192) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
A - pours clear apple juice with 1 finger head that leaves strong lacing. S - nice Belgian yeasts, buttery notes, buttered popcorn and some sweet malts. M - medium full body. Sticky sweet like many a Belgian. Lingering sweet end. T - a nice simple Belgian. Belgian yeasts, overripe apples, lemon zest, dough malts, and a hit of soap. O - not bad. 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
This beer pours a light yellow. The first aroma is beer but then you sniff again and you come up with wine notes. The taste is similarly split. There is a light golden ale that blends into champagne notes and then back. The honey is prevalent without being super sweet or cloying. It is indeed light and zesty. I now wish that I had bought two!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3170) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle - tasting at Willows Market. Pours clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is yeasty, fruity esters, hay, honey. Flavor is light sweet and little bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, prickly carbonation, little sense of the ABV. I enjoyed this one - simple, but nice

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