MaBeer1972 (1328) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Unique smoky aroma and flavors with a distinct sourness. Light amber with minimal head. Served in a tulip. Very nice find!
Inbreak (2133) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.06.2013, tap @ Alewife Queens:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, smoked light malts, caramel, grass, toffee, almonds. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, smoked light malts, grass, caramel, chalk, hay, toffee, nuts. Medium bitterness. Nice one.
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le breuvage parfait pour ’’détenter’’ après deux nuits de camping en plein déluge glaciale. Corps filiforme, notes de fûmées soudées au lactobacilus, finale insistante, buvabilité fluctuante.
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Murky, opaque orange and gold with a head that settles to a thin, white collar quickly. Aroma is sour wheat, some tart lemon, a mild funk and a good touch of sweet, liquid smoke malt. Tart, sweet, subtly smokey. Taste is a bit of sharp, lightly acidic lemon notes, sour lacto with a touch of wheat. Powerful smoked malt; lightly sweet, like liquid smoke with a mild char note. Finish is smoked woody and dying, wheaty tartness. Strange, different, but good.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is tart with a hint of ash, bread, spice. Flavor is upfront ashy smoke, a bit tart, a bit sweet, and maybe even boozy. Smoke really dominates.
Martinus (2856) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Smoky aroma, light lactic acid, ash and malts. Sour flavour, yoghurt, lactic acid, light ash. Warm finish, chery, malts, only a hint of sour. Nice to see Freigeist trying to recreate old styles, with very tasteful results.
(From 330mL bottle @ Gents Bier Festival 2013. As Freigeist AbraxXxas Berliner Weisse mit Rauchmalz.)
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body. Smoky sugary mealy aroma. Dry-acidic mealy smoky wheaty taste with fruity lemony notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry smoky mealy aftertaste with fruity notes. Nice, drinkable, unusual. (0.33l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pig and Pickle. Pours golden and cloudy with a thin white head. Definitely getting some sourness on the nose. The sourness is nice. I wish it was a little saltier but it’s a very refreshing beer out here in the desert.
KyotoLefty (6498) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Braustelle. Drank in the Groot Begijnhof. Lightly smoky wheat aroma, bready, light lemon, creamy but not quite lactic. Dark golden-orange, cloudy, with a fine low head. Tart flavor to start, lemon, yogurt, with bread and smoke. Interesting Smoke and bread come more in the middle palate, and then back to lemon with some lingering smoke. This really works, somehow! It is refreshing while still being quite meaty and satisfying.
Beerenberger (1452) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Many thanks to Sammy for the trade.) Funk, earthiness, and hints of smoke comprise the aroma. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin, quickly disapearing white head and no lacing. The taste is tart. Citrus followed by a smooth pleasing smokiness. A very satisfying balance of flavors. There is also a lemon/grain aftertaste present. Medium-light body and mild carbonation. Overall, very enjoyable!