Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle
This was an excellent discovery at a local beer store. It isnít often you find something like this on the shelves in Ohio. It might not age particularly well but so far seems to be good as new.
Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated golden base couples with bubbly head. Wheat, lemon rinds, and a slight dryness are not quite as sharp as a typical Berliner Weiss. Regardless it forms an inviting profile.
Flavor / Palate - Lemon crisp, sweet honey, and a delicate mouthfeel tease the palate. Fading fast it makes you grab for another pour immediately. Sessionable and pleasing this is a fine summer beer.
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (1P 6FL.OZ): Golden, clear and white head that dissipates quickly. Musty malt and yeast lees nose. Itís musty! No spoilage. Clean slightly citrus and moderately neutral. Very dry and sour palate. Low to no bitterness. Lime like citrus acidity. Slightly malty. No funky spoilage, clean and fresh. Like drinking a light dry white wine. Colombard or Semillon. Short light and simple but refreshing.
Exotic compared to a big beer lager thatís slightly sweet and has no flavor.
Maybe perfect for spicy Thai or Chinese food.
Palate is much better than the nose. There is a house aroma that can be also seen in Mendocino and North Coast.
HIGHB4LL (598) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Appearance: small white head that diminishes quickly, cloudy, straw color, ok lacing. Aroma: yeasty, pear, apple, bread, vinegar. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, light fruity texture. Taste: fruity sweetness, tart throughout taste. Overall, refreshing on a hot day maybe, but nothing I would pick up again. Almost tasted like a soft pear cider.
monk191 (985) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purely average. Pours an ugly yellow, like Budweiser. Smells of lemon. More lemon in the taste, but that's about it. Paired with tuna ceviche, the pairing brings out the dryness and hoppiness. Had in the bottle for New Years 2014.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerFunGuy (680) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pale yellow beer has a lemony aroma and a very strong lemon flavor. Mild wheaty flavors come through also.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours out a golden topped with a nice head. Nose is wheat lacto and some grass. Taste is as the nose with a nice malty and a touch of citrus.
beastmaster (287) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a huge fan. Getting no malt in aroma. Skunky lemon tart grass. Light, well carbonated.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 17SEP12
Really surprised to see this beer from this brewery. Figured Widmer would have taken the front in the geography (and slaughtered the style).
Pours a delicate light yellow with the slightest diaphanous overcast. Fleeting foam atypical of the style. Smells of wheat, co2, lemon must, hay and some hints of lactic acid. Light and crisp smelling. Lightly tart with a wheaty sweetness and finishing corn flavors. The tartness is upfront and surprisingly transient. The finish is longer than I had anticipated with grain and grass with a hint of dry tartness (like I just swallowed some plain yogurt). A little heavy for the style with moderate carb and a wet finish. Clocking in at 4%, this is on the low end for US Berlinerís, but the high end for Berlin. I like this version, although Iím guessing it isnít natural lacto, nor is there any Brett, so the beer really does merit a "best by". Nonetheless, Iím not put out by the offering. Certainly worth the $5 I paid.
Serving type: bottle
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funky aroma. Tart and funky, with wheat flavours and lemon. Definitely light and refreshing. Nice change of pace for a summer beer.
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/18/2012. On tap at the brewery labeled as Chrisí Summer D-lite. Poured yellow with a white head. Tart, yeasty aromas with light malt and fruit. Not a fan of the style.