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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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So stood President John F. Kennedy at the steps of the Rathaus Schöneberg, preparing to deliver what would become his iconic speech in front of 450,000 free citizens of West Berlin. "Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is Ich bin ein Berliner!" A half-century later, our country embroiled in bitter political debate over the most trivial of ideals, we present this wood-aged Berliner Weisse as a tribute to the world of Freedom and an olive branch of collaboration to all those who can’t seem to get along. For those who wish to drink it, "Lass’ sie nach San Antonio kommen" – Let them come to San Antonio! Ingredients: Pilsen malt, malted wheat; traditional German hops; top-fermenting yeast; lactobacillus; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; jelly-filled donuts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Hazy straw-colored ale with no head. The bouquet is lemony and acidic accompanied by a nice vanilla element. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with zippy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and super sour. Crisp, fruity, uber tart finish. Many thanks to 50belair for popping the top on this world class brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pour is slightly hazed pale yellow with a thin white ring of head that dissipates quickly. Nose is sulfur and heavy musk. Faint touch of grain with a bit of lemon zest. Taste is a bit brighter. Much less sulfur and musk. Musk is faint up front, some leathery brett, strong lemon behind. Gets a little sugary, a good bit of lacto and quite sour. Very dry finish, light body and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma: Lemons, Wheat, Mild Yeast, Mild Lacto Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Lacto Funk, Bitter Lemons, Mild Yeast, Mild Wheat Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1034) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
A - pours hazy nuclear straw yellow with no head. S - this smells sour. Acetic acid, lemon juice, corn, ba funk, and wet wood. M - damn sour. Not expected. Sharply tart up front, lemon juicy tart palate and sweet finish. Light medium body ad no carb. T - lemon lime gate raid, minerally lemon juicy, light corn, biscuity, and wet funky wood. O - a bit more sour tat expected. Clean and nice. 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour out of bottle, very hazy yellow pour with white head that dissipates fast, aroma brought notes of slight corn, nice lemon, lemon zest with hints of vanilla, slight cracker notes in there, touch of oak. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, some biscuit, hints of vanilla, corn in there as well, finishing fairly tart, slightly funky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (134) - The Hills, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bobby. Pours a light straw with small head. Aromas of lime juice, margarita, lemon peel, and some barrel funk. Palate is limes, minimal wheat, medium tartness. Tart finish, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Fantastic Texas summer berlinerweiss. Lemons, Funky, seltzer, and wet dog. Awwww yeah. Put this in a can STAT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to my main man Josh. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Sour nose with a hint of burnt rubber. Tart and sour with lemon, lime, and light woody notes. Good mouthfeel and body. Not overly acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a finger of fizz. On the nose its spot on berliner... tart lemon, round cheerio malts and a little dusty barrel funk. The palate follows the nose with great refreshing notes of lime, lemony funk, a little yogurt acidity and some lingering wood notes. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bomber cortesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus!) poured a cloudy pale yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, barnyard funk, lemon zest, light vanilla and a hint of oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, lemon zest and barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering lemon finish.

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