3fourths (8399) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery - not exactly a traditional version - apparently brewed with lacto and a witbier yeast - turbid gold - nose is wheaty, densely yeasty, only lightly acidic - mouthfeel is nice - soft and frothy carbonation - moderstely berliner in character - mild lactic tartness, soft, tangy wheat flavors - a bit of lemon - light savory notes - dusty, basement yeast character - finish is bready, with lingering tartness - simple, nontraditional, but not too bad.
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a cloudy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light citrus with a smooth dry finish.