Devils Backbone Berliner Metro Weisse
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Our first stab at using souring bacterial techniques at DB for this rare style of beer. Lactobacilli was added to this brew to provide a tart snappy sourness. Straw in color, light bodied with a tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (7553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On tap at Whole Foods Fair Lakes, pours a straw gold with some swirling white head. Nose is odd, buttery, straw, some white flour, lemon, a little rotting fruit. Flavor follows right along, vitamin C, grating lemon, but something like rancid butter happening too. Watery, lemony finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Clear pale golden colour, no real head. Sour aroma, citric acid, white grapes. Light sour flavour, white grape juice, light citric. Light sour white grape finish.
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF 2014, London)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a crisp honey colour and a thin, fast-dying head about a centimetre tall and purely white. Aroma of a plain lager with miller lite scents showing rice, cardboard and the faintest hints of lemon - not too easy on the nose. Light-bodied; Sharp cardboard and stale malt flavours with a light grassy and herbal flavour and only a touch of lemons and tartness - but very light and not too pleasant. Aftertaste shows a relatively bland beer with not too much exciting and not a good beer for the style at all with absolutely no complexity. Overall, this is more of a blonde ale than anything else - bland and not sour/tart with no complexity. I know we’re far from Berlin, but this is just bad. I sampled this 32 ounce growler, filled yesterday on 20-September-2015 for US$5,00 at Whole Foods in Fair Lakes, Virginia sampled at home in Washington the following day on 21-September-2015.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Light crisp metallic aroma. Light golden body and fuzzy white head. Light juicy citrus flavors. Crisp on the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rondphoto (4094) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
on tap @ Devils Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear straw color, white head, broken curtain of lace. Taste is brisk sour lemon, grass, and heavy fizz. Very basic, not malty enough to notice. The sour taste isn’t like a Gose, more like an unsweetended shandy. Doesn’t work very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2152) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Tart, tangy, lemon, grass. There seem to be a lot of these bland beers on tap at the brewery at the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Bready fruity citrus grassy aroma. Fruity floral hoppy bready salty flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Devils Backbone Berliner Metro Weisse ].
Clear light to medium yellow color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, tart fruit, flowers, honey notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20140812]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a fully gone head. Aroma is cornishand light estery. Grainy, fruity and light citric. Cornish and slight dry. Sourish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
I’ve had this a couple of times, one at the brewpub in Roseland and once at 622N in Blacksburg. Tasted neat and with syrups (blood orange or peach). This is typical Berliner Weiss with yeasty sourness and a very acid finish. The blood orange syrup that they had at Roseland was really good and matched the beer perfectly. Very nice job on this one gents.

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