arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, hazy orange-slightly copper pour with nice fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruits, slight lacto, hints of nice yeast notes, slight white fruits, hints of earth, grain, nice cherrywood notes with a touch of toffee, nice. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, slight esters, fruit hints of white grape, slight pear, nice cherrywood/smoky notes, hints of nice lacto and lemon, finishing sweet, smoky, funky, sour, all balanced somehow very well.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Turbid orange pour - soapy lace - lovely moderate beechwood smoke in the nose is complimented surprisingly well by soft wheat, lightly doughy yeast, and very mild acidity - soft texture in the mouth - flavor is lightly bready, a touch tangy - mild to moderate lactic character is not exactly sour - more like citrus than anything - light undercurrents of smoke throughout - it is surprising how well all of these elements work together - very interesting and enjoyable beer, but by no means a berliner weisse - should probably be listed as a smoked or traditional ale.
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy pale yellow with a very big tight white head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma has a yeasty bread dough character and a good bit of smokiness.
The flavor is more complex with a very nice balance of lemony tartness and smoky character. The beer has a nice malty note that’s not overly sweet but has a nice baguette bready character. The lactic sourness is far more citrus forward than yogurt like, which is kind of fun. The bitterness is mild but the bit that’s there works very well. This beer is certainly a sum of it’s parts and a wonderful practice in balance between characteristics that generally take center stage within the beer they are featured.
The palate is light and lively, sort of champagne like with a bit more lingering character.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is a hazy cloudy yellow golden, with a 1/2 inch white head that falls quickly. The aroma is soft smoke, full grain wheat, clove and bubblegum. The taste is the smoked wheat initially, turning quick to the banana clove bubblegum. All flavors are nicely integrated, despite the fact they are pretty disparate tastes. I really don’t get hardly any lactic sourness as noted by others. Needless to say, an interesting diversity of flavors. The palate is light to medium bodied, with a low carbonation level, and a lingering smoke banana clove finish. Weird, but tasty. Thanks for sharing Eugene.
Idiosynkrasie (2756) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruita aroma has notes of plum, mirabelle, apricot, very cautious smokey touch in the background. Taste is minimally tart, has some fruit acid, hints of green apples, a dry woody note, well integrated decent smokey touch; soft, almost creamy palate.
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt/wheat, yeast, fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, wheat, yeast, clove, some bananas, and citrus; Finish is slightly tart/sour; Nicely balanced; Surprisingly good.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Mile High Denver. Man, I’ve been looking forward to this brew! Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Burnt wood, smoky, a touch meaty, ham, light banana, a bit tangy lemon aroma. Vanilla, sweet banana, lemon lactic tart, a bit funky, mild to moderate smoky, sweet wheat malty flavor. Incredibly unique, very easy to drink, and just a barrel of monkeys to drink. The most interesting and stimulating beer I’ve tasted thus far in 2013. Thanks again, Freigeist!
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. BBF June/2014. Bright orange with a med. white head. Marmalade, orange, toffee in the nose, lactic sour, Freigeist infection, moldy, touch cheese,… Sour lactic, Freigeist infection, cheese, overripe oranges, some of that Berliner sourness, touch cobweb, getting almost none of that smoke. Flatter. Interesting to try the style but the Berliner sourness is covered big time by the usual Freigeist sourness / infection. /////// Tried this one again, non-infected this time around, very easy to drink and pleasant in the best way imaginable, very lovely; Didn’t pay a lot of attention, so I am going to keep the same score.
GRM (2697) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, brown bottle, 0.33 l, bottled in Februar 2012, best before Februar 2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 18 2012; eye: unfiltered apple juice, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: light smoky, wheat, light apple, light acidity; mouth: light smoky, wheat, light acidity, light green apple, medicinal, medicinal finale with smoky presence, medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: correct
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 0,33 l, embouteillée Februar 2012, meilleure avant Februar 2013, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 18 octobre 2012; œil : jus de pomme non filtré, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : léger fumé, blé, léger pomme, légère acidité; bouche : léger fumé, blé, légère acidité, léger pomme verte, médicinal, finale médicinale avec présence fumée, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my Ayinger Hefewizen glass: Pours a cloudy golden hue with a long lasting frothy head and good lace. WOW, what an interesting nose. Light to moderate rauchmalt smokiness along with light lactic acid sourness on a bed of wheat. Ever so slight banana and clove as well with a lasting bacon character. The taste shockingly works as neither the smoke nor the sourness dominates the other along both to display the best of what they are. The lighter sprite body and mouth watering sourness makes this the easiest drinking smoked bier I have ever had. Not only do I want more I also want to try the "regular" Abraxas too. YUMMY!