beertholomeus (882) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a thin white head. Fruit, tart, honey and wheat aroma. Lemon, honey, tart, banana, wheat, funk, and clove flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Mild tartness gives way to a dry fruity finish.
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"I pretty much agree with the Beav on this one. A beer I enjoyed, though it had it’s faults. 7.5% is just too much for this style, replacing delicate flavor profile with a little too much sweetness and a little too much body. I dug the slightly tart/wheat/fruit aroma and flavor, but this could have been better. For the coin, not one I’ll try again."
jandd1983 (2740) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a hazy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of moderate yeast, alcohol and a little on the sour side. It had a medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. The taste was sweet & sour with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Different.
Scipio (719) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a minimal white head. The aroma has wheat, lemon, banana, grass, and mild bubblegum impressions. The taste quite tar and is dominated by lemon and wheat. Some grassiness, banana, and spices are found underneath. I find hints of alcohol in here as well. The aftertaste is a heavy lemon and sticks with you for quite awhile. Light to medium in body, slick in texture, and a bit of some fizzy carbonation. This one is ok. But I feel that something is missing here.
ryrpat (145) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was looking forward to this one but has an overwhelming wheat taste. Was too overpowering as I enjoy the more subtle wheat beers
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Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of tart lemon, vinegar, pear, yeast and light funk. Flavor is the same. Light bodied, slightly dry and acidic.
charule (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Headquarters. Poured hazy yellow gold. Aroma of smokey oak. Light carb med bod. Similar taste to aroma.
BuckeyeBoy (2863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours out a dark hazy yellow no head. Nose is grass lemon zest spice and some heavy malt. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness malts and not much normal Berliner notes. Not fresh crisp and tasty like most.
IndianaRed (2585) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Excited to finally catch one of these seasonal finally. 12 oz bottle pours a murky dingy yellow with a thin skin of white. Some soapy web lacing. Dusty light pale grains with a bit of lacto sourness. and a little lemony citrus. Flavors is much closer to a standard Hef with the mild banana and clove, but doubled up in everything. Disappointingly lacking in the crisp tart classic BW character. What is this, exactly ?
JohnGalt1 (586) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle picked up at the COOP... Pours a pretty hazy dark yellow... no real head to speak of and no lacing.
Nose shows some very light yogurt qualities (that may just be in my head)... but the big player is wheaty pale malt and some yeasty phenols that remind me of clove.
Flavor is a sweet mess of fruity pear and apple esters that belong no where in the same breath of anything Berliner. xx
Body is entirely too thick... This brew is pretty much a disaster IMO.