tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow/straw color - slightly cloudy with a medium head. Aroma of peaches is evident - other notes of lemon & yeast. Flavor is tart, but with a twinge of sweetness from the peach. Crisp and pleasant, with a dry, acidic finish. IT manages to stay balanced without punching your palate with sour acidity. The whole exceeds the sum of itís parts here. Nicely done DFH!
1FastSTi (3342) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 2007 vintage bottled on 5/31/07. Pours to a hazy golden honey yellow body with a creamy dense white head and a nice lacing. The aroma is fresh peaches, light yeast, and light corn with some pale lager like malts. The flavor is a balanced grainy cereal and lightly tart peaches. Subtle lactic acid. Corn and peaches. The palate is lightly tart and highly acidic. Medium-light bodied and refreshing.
TAP = my scores. REALLY damned good.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Seasonal, this beer really blew me away. My first sampling of the Berliner Weisse style and this beer simply rocks! Poured into my tumbler, cloudy pale gold color with an initially thick fizzy white head that settles as time goes by. A spot or two of lacing but thatís about it. Captivating aroma of sour malt and ripe peaches. Very tart on the tongue, This one feels great on the palate. Tangy, crisp and a touch dry this is fun to drink. Flavors of peaches, lemons and citrus fruit coupled with some dry wheat and a wonderful sourness, slightly grassy. Invigorating and quenching, hands down the best summer brew of the year so far.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainey wheat aroma, with only the slightest hint of peach, really canít pick up on the oncoming tartness in the aroma, but ,then there it is, big olí lemony peach tartness,with a big grainey finish,not as tart as the German versions, has a very satisfying thirst quenching effect
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours out a pale yellow color with a decent sized white head on it. Smell has a hint of peach, but not near what I was expecting. Taste is fruity and slightly tart. Interesting take, but there isnt much for me to write about. Perhaps I will add to the review as I continue to drink this 4 pack and the other 4 pack I will be getting in the next week. As always, dogfish puts a twist on something.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy, light yellow, nice white head and light lacing. Nose of yeast, tarty hops and light peach. The flavor is tart, chewy and thick. Peach skin and sweet tart malts. Balanced, nice finish. Clean and tasty, nice. Lemon in the tail!
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy light golden color. Aromas of light peach juice, yeast, and a hint of sweet malt. The flavor is balanced quite well, with sweet peach juice, bready yeast, and slightly sour malt. The finish is sour but not overpowering. I prefer this offering to the traditional syrup plus beer arrangement, as here you have slight sourness balanced with fresh fruit. Very enjoyable...
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft: clear yellow, not much for lacing or retention. Looked very much like a macrobrew. Aroma is grass, lighter fruits, sweet and tart peaches, some wheat. Light body, sweet tart finish. Sorta came off like a blonde ale with peaches added.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a bone white head. Aromas of light sour, cooked peach juice and a bit of peach skin...light yeast and slight barnyard characteristics. Flavors of moderate sour, cooked peaches, sort of creamy dry malt, lemon, a tinge of funk as well. Fairly light bodied with a subdued yet tickling carbonation...sort of fruity sweet in the front with some light sourness...malty/lightly sweet/dry with a creamy spot in the middle with a sour/citrus dry finish. Pretty neat brew, the only thing that throws me off is the creamy character...overall though a nice change of pace from DFH, and while this reminds me a bit of the Festina Lente...it is no where near as sour.
bubbleflubber (1918) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad offering according to style. A Berliner Weisse is usually quite sour and served with a syrup to balance the drink. This has been brewed to conventional tradition and recipe, and in lieu of syrup, peaches have been added to contrast the sour notes. This pours hazy straw into the glass, with an initial 2-finger head, diminishing to a ring with trace lace. Grainy nose, with the slightest of skunk. The flavors are light, dry and sour... a Pinot Grigio in beer form is a very good comparative. Very, very unripened peaches are felt (within the sours) as effervescence. Slight wheat shows up in the mid-palate, ever-so-light and just before the sours. Sours continue into the finish, and cleanse the palate of heavy foods, especially those that contain poignant flavors. The mouthfeel is light, sharp and zesty, and makes for a nice stylistic representation.