argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBSG07, growler) Cloudy apple cider body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, somewhat tart. taste is mild sweet, lemon, sharp tartness. Light body, some acidity, fairly clean.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007: Growler: Poured a hazy gold iin color with a white head. Aroma, light wheat notes, some apple, and a tartness. Flavor, very sour, and tart, some bready wheat notes, and some apple. Nice brew.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG07. From growler. Pours hazy orange with a crispy disappearing head. Aroma is slight citric and mild sour. Light bodied. Very sour flavour, nice, but not really as good as the originals. Not my first Berliner weisse (just not while on RB). Finish is plain sour. Nice.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet apple aroma. Puckering sour flavor with an apple background.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007. Pours to a hazy coppery orange body with a very thin white head. The aroma is yellow apple skins and lactic metal. The flavor is really sour. Lactic acid galore. Funky cheese sourness and pale toasty malts on the backend once the sour dies down. The palate is really sour lactic acid everywhere. A bunch of cheerios hit soon after.
islay (775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the thirteenth of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting. From a growler that badgerben (I think) picked up at the brewpub. Sour aroma features apple, crabapple, and honey. Pours a hazy light brown/brass with an almost green tint. Super sour flavor. Like the liquid version of a really sour sucking candy. This is the most sour beer that Iíve ever had. Very sweet finish. Sour aftertaste. Light body. Frothy in the palate. Intense and very cool beer. I was warned not to try this beer, but Iím glad that I ignored the warnings.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting
I have to admit, having never tried a berlinner weisse and hearing stories about how these are too sour without the use of syrup, I was a little itimidated to try this. But, I was only taking a small sample and was really intrigued by it. Aroma is close to apple cider. Not the sour I expected. The nose is more sweet than sour. But one taste, and the puckering sour is easily noticed. Not overbearing by any means though. Dishwater color, not the most attractive beer. However, the combination of apple, pear, and sour makes this beer unique and a winner in my book!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 07 Grand Tasting beer #8. Gold color. Sour nose with a yeasty hint. I have more comments, but I canít quite make them out ;)
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Murky/cloudy copper colour with a decent sized fizzy head. Bit of sourness on the nose. The taste is really great; sour, tart, dry, wheaty. Lively mouth feel. I really liked it.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. My second Berliner weisse. It is much more sour than the Kindl I had previously. The light aroma has just a little butter, very little in fact, and it also smells sour but not like a lambic. It is however, very sour, even more sour than many lambics I have tasted. There is also lots of yeast throughout. A cloudy, dark orange beer. I thought Berliners were lighter. Very little wheat beer. Very nice overall.