beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of smoke, wheat, citrus and mild sourness. The lactic sourness is more present in the flavor than in the aroma, it’s joined by smoke, citrus and wheat, the flavor is very sharp and refreshing. The body is bigger than what I expect from a Berliner Weisse, although it’s not too heavy, the texture is a bit oily and the carbonation is lively. This might not be the best of the style, but it’s definitely worth a try and I wouldn’t mind buying this again.
Chudwick (2092) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter into Les Rouges - nose is campfire. Sip adds sour citric nonsense that just blends with the smoke. Smoke really makes me appreciate the sourness of the beer south better. The tartness also helps. I get latent and obvious wheat. And odd beer I normally wouldn’t drink but the smoke allowed me to approach it.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a very hazy gold with some thin, white head. Nose has loads of smoke, grass, wheat chaff. Flavor follows along, some tartness finally, yogurt, vitamin C, plenty of smoke here too though. Medium bodied finish.
Alengrin (1210) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The stronger version of their Abraxas and only the second of three or four Lichtenhainers, resurrections of an extinct German beer style (since Wöllnitz restarted production in 1997), that I’ve had so far. Fairly big-bubbled, snowy white head, colour a cloudy peach blonde. Nose gets clear lactic acid (sour cream, unsweetened yoghurt), wheat, lemon zest, dry white wine, green apple; taste begins citrussy sourish with a hint of orange, emphatically wheaty, slight smokiness (more subtle than in the Abraxas?), finishes long and dry due to the lactic acidity, hops only present for structure, as in most wheat beers.
tnkw01 (1084) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Didn’t really know how to rate this one because I’ve never had anything like it but it was good. Cloudy, gold color with a nice head. Aroma was a sour, smokey smell. Taste was Like a smokey white wine.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden pour with tan head. Light tart fruit, hints of smoke and roasted malt aromas. Flavors follow, smoke is more influential on the finish.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20140627 tap at OLAR. Who the heck are Freitgeist and why are their beers so delicious? So...another smoky, tart, wheaty, refreshing alternative to lemonade and sprite. Why not!? Smoke is perfect. I drank it with cilantro and chiles and it matched fantastically.
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Local 44 in Philly. Hazy orange-brown, creamy tan head, nice lacing. Smoky tart aroma with light lactic, soapy notes. Flavor is bacon, smoke, tart green apple. Quite dry and refreshing, if weird!
pilgrimoutlaw (766) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours pale gold with white head. Smoke, lemon, earth, light citrus. Moderately tart. Lightly sweet and bitter. Light crisp body.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White head with trailing lace-milky gold. A-sour apple, malty. T-sour/tart fruit-apple, spice, slight smoke. Crisp.