glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks M. Pollack! Cloudy yellow/golden with very nice medium creamy head. Odd aroma of peach and citrus. Taste is light bitter peach mixed with a sweet lemonade. Fairly thick. This is good in the 90 degree heat on the porch, but I wouldn’t go back for another. I love the concept and it’s great to get so much taste out of a 4.5% beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5022) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was sour, tart and had a vague fruitiness and a bizarre element I could not quite identify but was not good. The flavor was tart, vinegary and tangy with no real fruit presence. The finish was long and tart. I did not like this as a fruit beer. I did not like this as a Berliner Weiss and as such this beer did not work for me on any level .
argo0 (11579) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 (5/13/08, Lupulin Reunulin) Small white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, tart/sour peach, some cream. Taste is medium sweet, tart peach, some citric sourness, light lactic. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light acidity. (7/3/7/3/14)
(7/10/07, 12oz bottle) Medium white head atop murky cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, lemon, some dusty corner, wheat. Taste is mild sweet, peach, lemon, light wheat, moderately tart/sour. Somewhat creamy light-medium body, fairly crisp/refreshing. I can’t say that I love this beer (though I do like it), but I love the idea of this beer -- it’s expressing DFH’s creativity by pushing the envelope stylewise rather than on making beers with ever more alcohol. (7/3/6/4/12)
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy white straw color with a tall bright white head. Dry aromas, with chalk, attic dust, cobwebs, and hints of pale malt lemon zest and peach pits. Sweet wheat and tartness greet the palate. This is a solid berliner weisse. There is a lightly sour peach part that contributes, rather than flavors or sweetens. This actually seems to gets sweeter as it warms, but that does not dampen the flavors. Some light floral and sweet herbs come in. Respectable brew.
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Gold with a large white head. Aroma: wheat with a hint of fruit. Flavor: sweet wheat... slightly fruity. Not what I was expecting at all. =(
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. milky hazy yellow clean bubbly white head. sour lemon and grass aroma. light refreshing taste upfront with a hint of peach. sour lemons with a crisp tart finish. refreshing.light. good.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hate giving DFH low ratings, I respect the brewery, and beers like this I want them to keep coming, but, this beer is ok, not as good or out there like their other experiments, rather more plain in taste than I thought. dissapointed. anyway,
poured into a tulip. pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white fizzy head, citrus aroma, and soft drink fizziness on head, light, almost non present taste, sticky, and sour/tart aftertaste... carbonated sting at front with light peach accents, not as strong as you may think with the peach, it is a light refrshing summer drink..
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy straw color. Aroma is un-funky sour with wheat, light malt and peaches. Doesn’t taste unlike the berliner weisses that I’ve tried thus far. But it definitely walks the border in being called a fruit beer. Peach really picks up in the taste. The ultimate Summer cooler.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 A bit sour, watery, fruity, golden, moderate head, there might be some mild funk
Pailhead (5024) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Bottle: The aroma is grassy with some light musty lemony sourness and very faint peach. It pours a hazy/cloudy dull yellow with virtually no head. Some fizzy bubbles form during the pour, but they form a small head that lasts maybe 10 seconds. The flavor starts rather light with just a hint of sweetness. It’s followed by a nice lemon and faint peach tartness with faint grassy bitterness and spice in the finish. The peach is there, but it’s very faint or maybe just covered up by the lemony tartness. I’m not a peach fan, so I kind of expected to be turned off by this, but it’s rather tasty and refreshing. I really wish there was more of this style to sample. While not as good as the 1809, I see myself drinking this more often due to it’s price. This could be a regular beer of mine this summer.