Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
A flight of three berliner weisses made for a nice stop before the drive back to northeastern Ohio. Two of them had just gone on; being able to compare and contrast helped me see that whoever made this knew enough to stay with the spirit of the style despite some fruity experiments. The base provided a nice reference.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden base shimmers with a light crisp feel like a glass of cloudy lemonade. Tartness in the form of lemons and general citrus erupt upwards with a clean summery feel that breaks the heat.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, wheat, and light floral notes refresh the palate without leaving a coarse finish that beats it down. Simple and effective, it brightens the tongue and throat. If more sours offered this level of simplicity and complexity in one package I might just give up 10% high boost drafts for a while.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg on RBWG bus. Pours a clear yellow with small off white head. The aroma is lemon zest and wheat. Thin mouth, tart lemon, easy to crush, very nice.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @RBWG-JAX-tight white-pale yellow. A-soft lemon, yeast. T-sweet lemon, yeast, lt malt.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand Bottle… RBWG 2013… Pours clear and straw-colored with a small, fizzy, short-lived, white head. The bouquet furnishes notes of wheat and other cereal grains – not much else going on here. Light-bodied to medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nice, tart, refreshing flavor - even at room temperature. A notation of grainy wheat here as well. Short, crisp, clean finish. Not at all bad. Pretty good actually, but I’m from the land of Berliner Weisse and Florida Weisse, so my standards regarding Berliners are very high. This is just pretty good – and that ain’t bad.
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg on the RBWG 2013 bus - big thanks to whoever hooked this up! Pours clear yellow with a light, white film for a head. Classic berliner weisse nose, lots of citric lemon. Light sweet flavor with strong tartness, more lemon. Light bodied with average carbonation. Tangy finish with light acidity, still more lemon. Super drinkable. Very refreshing, especially the morning after the Opening Night Dinner.
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Lithy for trucking this keg all the way down to the RBWG bus! .. . hazy light yellow .. nice and tangy .. . refreshing, good example of the style, not great but good- enjoyable .. . . fuck you miles davis
Sledutah (6247) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg on the RBWG bus
Appearance: Clear yellow with a big white head, some lacing
Aroma: Fruity and mildly tart
Taste: Tart fruits and bready
Nice, light and refreshing.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg on the bus during RBWG shared by Lithy. Thanks for hauling this down, Justin! Probably drank more of this than any other bus keg beer cuz its light, quenching and better tasting than water. Simple, well executed berliner, light yoghurt, lactic acid, a bit of salt, and a bitter citrus finish.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap on the RBWG bus thanks to lithy. Pours a clear bright straw with fizzing out foam. Nose is bleu cheese funk, apple cider. Taste is sulfur, apple, bleu cheese. Clean and crisp lemony and lactic palate. Quenching. Simple, good.
b3shine (7113) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at RBWG (thanks Justin!). Looks good; a transparent gold with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; tart and doughy with a good mouthfeel. A good example of the style.