MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ ˝ of 65cl ][ Tasting ][ $14 ][ Snifter ][ 9.26.14 ]
Hazy gold with dense white head that dies to tepid. Soft esters in nose, lightly sugary banana split, moderate lactic, light rice, bit of dirty grain. Front palate is sweet like Nomader but moderated by lactic acid, more grain and tangerine flesh sourness to balance mid with lightly toasty accents. Long finish, lactic biscuit. Huge improvement on Nomader, way more grain, lactic more delicate, balanced with low sweet and sourness, near gose level carbonation and delicacy.
[ 9.26 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Allagash Little Sal
02. Russian River T25
03. Hill Farmstead Flora (Blueberry)
04. Evil Twin Biere Blanca
05. Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Blueberry)
06. OEC Exilis
07. Russian River Consecration
08. Block 15 Turbulent Cassis
09. De Garde Blu Bu
10. Sante Adairius Maiden Fields
11. Blue Lobster Piscataquaweisse
12. Evil Twin Justin Blabaer
13. Sante Adairius Lucy Blue
14. Three Floyds Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin
15. Side Project Blueberry Flanders
16. Night Shift Mainer Weisse
17. Evil Twin Nomader
18. De Garde Currant Gin Bu
cpetrone84 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is transparent pale golden in color with a white head and some large bubbles. Nose has a light grain, lacto notes, and then overly sweet sugar and lemon. Taste has more grain, lightly toasted grains in there as well, moderate lacto mid palate with a sweet doughy note and then sugary lemon finish. Body is a bit syrupy, assertive carb, sweet semi dry finish.
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Light yellow in the glass, small head. Sourish-salty aroma. Starts mild, sourish, light salty, not too intense. Fruity hints of apricot. Quite drinkable. Nice!
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy yelllow color, short head. Aroma is slight tart, bit white wine, fruity, slight spicy. Soft fruity bitterness, low to medium sourness. Low to medium carbonation, decent body. Very enjoyable starter of a Sunday hipster pub crawl.
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear and sparkling gold with a large, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is lactic lemon and grape notes, sour wheat malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and lactic sourness, lemon and grapes, earthy wheat malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and lively carbonation.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
OMG! That’s a tart wheat bomb! Its pale yellow.L with a dense but small white head. Its super tart and ddry. The wheat malt is so prevalent and danky. Gaalllleee!
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Covent Garden. As you would expect from a Berliner Weisse but seems extra dry. Hint of lemon, but wheat dominates. Looks fairly lifeless but has a little carbonation prickle in it. Aftertaste is a little sweet and more grainy.
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Craft Beer Co (Clerkenwell) in London. Cloudy, golden pour sprouts a surprising amount of frothy white head. Excellent retention, particularly for a Berliner. I don't give appearance 5s often, but this is deserving.
Healthy sour base, green apples, delicious Greek yogurt as it goes down. Perfect amount of pucker. Body is smooth as silk, almost like it's on nitro. Aroma is pleasant but doesn't grab me by the short-and-curlies like the other aspects do.
For a non-fruited Berliner, I can't imagine it gets much better than this. Wow.
mR_fr0g (3925) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, blue session. 02/05/2014. Hazed yellow / straw coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is musty, erthy grape skins, green apple. Flavour is straw, grapeskin, light acid tart in the finish. Palate is light acid, very drying. Meh.
VsXsV (2449) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hay yellow liquid with small white head. Aroma of lemon peel, apple, grain and fruit. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon and perfume. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.