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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Belgian-Style Ale
Inspired by the sessionable German Berliner Weisse, we followed tradition and allowed the wort to mature overnight with lactobacillus. The next day it was boiled and transferred to the fermentor where we added a Belgian wheat yeast strain famous for fruity flavors and a dry finish. The result is a highly carbonated and refreshingly tart summer beer with a citrusy pineapple aroma. These aromas carry through in to the flavor leading to a dry but tart finish. This unfiltered ale is best consumed fresh- it will not continue to sour with age and is not recommended for cellaring.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle through trade, hazy yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of grain and just a little bit of funk. Taste is very similar, little citrus finish, interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2634) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained ivory head, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is light lactic acid, hints of lemon, clove, wheat, minimal hop....taste is light lactic acid, hints of lemon, wheat, finishing dry.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation and lactic acid make for a clean finish. This as a beer to drink, is pleasant and quite drinkable. As a style, it is a non entity. Not quite a Berliner Weisse, not really a Saison and certainly not yet a typical Belgian Ale in any style. Perhaps doing the same recipe, leaving it on the Lactobacilli longer, or throwing in some Brettanomyces would get closer towards a Lambic. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft at Falling Rock Tap House, served in a tulip. Nice big pour. Pours a hazy, pale yellow-gold with an inch or so of white head. Notes of wheat, grass, pineapple, lacto, dough, straw, lemongrass, and a little splash of lemon juice. Light-bodied, with a husky, tart mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer. Hit the spot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is lightly hazy golden with a big white head and good lacing. Wheaty, lactic, slightly grassy, bready, citric acid, lemon peels, light pepper, and minerally aroma. Taste is big wheat, lacto, lemons, straw, dough, lightly spicy, a touch tart, leaves, and hay with a light spciy/crisp bite on the back-end. Light body with crisp carbonation. Very delicate beer, almost like a cross between a berliner and a saison. Tasty stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle by RBSG. Pour is cloudy yellow with white head. Lots of grains, minimal aroma. Pretty thin and light palate, which was welcomed on a night of heavy hitting beers. Just not much to this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow pour with a small white head. Yeasty, lemony, and a little bread. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Poured hazy yellow with a white thin head. Aroma light lemon citrus and yeast with a bit of funk. Taste was more lemon slightly tart and a little funk with yeast all around. Palate was thin and drying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6204) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light gold hazy pour. White head. Grain, lemon, and kind of dry. Not bad, just okay for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Really average. Not a lot going on. Maybe needs some age or maybe just a bland session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
750ml bottle. The claim is a Berliner Wiesse base with lacto and fermented with sacc, and it has no adjuncts, treatments or fruit / spice addition (thank you!). Funny enough there is a very distinct lemon rind / oil flavor and aroma that comes through (not pineapple) the wheat and pale malt base; phenols are medium to low; esters are low. Malt is somewhat starchy. Tart and sour (as in sour cream). Highly attenuated, medium acid, medium to high effervescence. Some dried flower petal notes along with the more typical sulfur and silt that I get from their yeast strain (though perhaps this is a different strain from their regular, regardless of that, I still get that sulfur character). As with most of the their beer, this one is coarse and husky, but it’s the oily lemon rind film that is left in the mouth that is most off-putting. It doesn’t ruin the experience, only diminishes it. More solid than the other recent beers I’ve tried from them.


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