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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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a.k.a. Chris’s Summer Delight, an unfiltered, refreshingly tart small batch beer conceived by our own Chris Haveman from 50% wheat malt and just a touch of Hersbrucker hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased at Kingstown Liquor Mart - North Kingstown, RI. Golden ale, wet cracker, and lemon juice lacto aroma. Reminiscent of fermented hay. Wow. That is tart and fresh. Hmmm. A big part of me suspects this to be a light golden ale fermented with some unmalted wheat and having commercial grade lacto acid added to it. In the back of my mind is an inkling that these farmy, straw and hay-forward flavors indicate true lacto fermentation, but I’m just not sure. The acid comes on hot, fresh, and fast. This kind of has an alco-pop glaze to the whole thing, lacking the nuance of an Old World example. Strange, astrignent tongue-smacking finish. Not my favorite interpretation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Lemon aroma. Tart, refreshing, not bad. Apple cider with a malt backbone and more fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thooper41 (548) - Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22 oz bottle: apperance is like apple juice with a white head. Aroma is of stale malt. Taste is of sour apple’s and a hint of malt.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
651mL shared at Campdown Brewdown. Poured a clear yellow. Weak head. Nose is a bit poopy with urine. Taste is buttery and lemon. Very slick. Palate is papery, thin. Not really a Berliner Weisse. Very poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
22oz bottle from Total Wine- Kennesaw, GA. Pours dull gold with a fizzy white head that instantly disappears. Not much of an aroma at all, but there is a little bit of funky hay. Taste is lemony grain without much sour on the back end. Palate is decently carbonated and sort of astringent. Not a bad little beer, but nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2012
On Tap at the Brewpub in Hood River, OR Light golden with a short lived white head. Light malty aroma and a p[pleasant soft flavor. Quick and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, delicate golden-hued body with an inch-plus head of white foam.

Smell: Cereal grains and wheat soaked leisurely in sour lemon juices with a yogurt-esque lactic hint enveloping it.

Taste: A touch of sweetened grains, then a lemony, citrusy twang pops on the tongue. Light vegetal tones. The lactic quality is there, but it’s pretty mild not quite allowing for a full-on pucker (or even a near-pucker grimace). Some minerals and more of the mild lactic character on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I found it to be both pleasant and quite refreshing, which was what I was looking for in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Bottle - Pours light amber with a thin film of light tan head. Nose is sour wheat, not very tart, with hints of lemon. Taste is pretty dry and minerally, with a light sour wheat tang and a sheen of citrus on the finish. A bit watery, and well-carbonated. The definition of meh, and bummed that this wasn’t good. A $4.99 bomber of berliner weisse is something I don’t see every day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle $4.99. Clear golden pour with a white head. Taste is only lightly tart with some lemon rind, touch of grainy sweetness. Mild dry finish. This was certainly refreshing s close to being good, but doesn’t quite hit the mark. Quite refreshing but not anything to go nuts over.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Hood River, Or - on tap as Chris’s Summer Delight at the brewpub. Medium gold pour, nice soft white head. Good sour flavor with some hint of tangy raspberries. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

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