PhillyCraft (3096) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Den. Pours resembles a grapefruit mimosa, with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of ultra funked and butted out sour dough, raspberry, tons of yeast, weird cheese, wet wood. Taste is the same with some grapefruit, raspberry jam, funky yeast, and wood complexity. Serious funk. Awesome
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great glowing neon pink color. flavor is sour and bitter, Mouthfeel is very sour, feel it in the jaw. It’s not overly sweet, the fruity flavor does shine through. the malt is also present, giving this a depth that many other berliner weisse don’t have. Pretty darn good.
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours pink lemonade with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, cabbage, raspberry, toffee, and straw. Flavor is heavy fruit esters with some wheat/grassy supporting flavors; dry, tart finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
grapefruit color with small bubbled thin white head. Nose is plastic, tomato, raspberry, moderate acetic acid. Flavor has raspberry at front, thin co2 mid with light citric and dusty pale malt, very short finish. Sweetened, no grain or lactic qualities, more acetic and heavier sour than normal, low carbonation and shortest finish. Mit schuss, this is.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours hazy neon pink with a light, fizzy pink head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is raspberry and cabbage, light straw malt and spicy hops. Flavor is raspberry dominant with heavy acidity and a thin dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, sour. Tart acetic raspberry, some lemon. Very one dimensional. Some vegetal notes. Astringent notes.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let me begin by saying that subjectively speaking this is not my kind of beer, but being objective, it is truly fantastic. It is a refreshing Berliner with a nice balance of sourness to it. The Raspberry was not overwhelming at all and had a quenching quality to it. The carbonation in it was quite prevalent and for me a bit much, but overall it was fantastic and certainly a great beer to experience. A fine pour and one that I am sure will be exciting to many Berliner lovers. I would place it in my top ten of Berliners despite my lack of true affinity for the style.
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Buddha - pours a beautiful shade of red. A nice amount of raspberries in the nose and mouth. Dry and tart at the end. Overall, this beer is sour and great.
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JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 22 oz bottle. Pours with a pinkish hue, tons of carbonation, slight fruits notes in the nose with a very slight hit of lactic. The taste matches the nose pretty spot on, not to bad of a beer.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Second bottle:
The second bottle that I opened was siginficantly different and worse than the first. The first bottle was a beautiful raspberry pink color with the complete aroma and flavor of raspberries.
More recently, the bottle we opened was a much lighter pink color, more cloudy pink with a golden tint to it. The aroma and flavor both perfectly resemble pink lemonade. This is not a terrible flavor, but it simply does not compare to the glorious bottle that was opened a few months prior.
My new score reflects an average of the two bottles I have had. Since there is such big bottle or batch variation, I will leave it this way until I have a few consistent bottles.
Original review (4.5/5/5/5/5) 10-23-2011:
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
This is one of the prettiest colors I have seen in a beer. A raspberry pink color with a sligh haziness and a few yeast particles floating throughout. A white bubbly head froths up originally and then fades to almost nothing.
The aroma smells like field fresh raspberries, lemon zest, a little bit of grapefruit citrus, and some wild mushrooms as well.
The flavor is chock full of raspberries. The flavor is mildy sour, which is the perfect raspberry tartness for me. Some pale malt, lemon zest, and grapefruit contribute to the sour flavor, and the finish is only lightly sour.
The body feels fairly light but is medium for the style. The carbonation straddles creamy and carbonated very nicely. Tart, crisp, and refreshing.
This is one of the most fantastic beers I have ever had. I am very grateful to have been able to try it and would definitely pursue more bottles.