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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (208) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1217) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (546) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1039) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2296) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2587) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Tap: clear golden pour with small, creamy white head. Aroma is malty with some honey, straw, and light yeast funk. Flavor starts with a big honey sweetness, moving into a lightly spicy yeast, wheat, and mild citrus. Flavor is ok, palate could use more spice or carbonation, but I will drink more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (737) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Light flavored belgian. Orangy body. Ever so slight yeasty flavor. Microfine carbonation (nitro?). Nice one to start lunch with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Spicy fruity yeast, hints of banana and peach, honey, some lighter boozy notes, and a yeasty belgian finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Light gold with a thin white head. Grassy/herbal aroma. Has a light malty flavor with a soft yeasty finish.


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