Scipio (761) - 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 (227) - 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 (1007) - 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 (1821) - 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 (4068) - 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 (3123) - 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 (1074) - , 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.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at All Pints North, 2014. I will always try a Berlinner Weisse when offered. Opaque yellow color. Some notes of wheat and mildly sour. There is just not much here, but I do like the sour flavor.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 4 oz taster at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale gold with an off white head. Aroma of tart green apple. Flavors of banana and a pinch of sea salt. Tart crisp finish.
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had my first hefe weizen when I lived in Germany 24 years ago. While there I tried them all from Berlin to Munich and everywhere in between. So when I was starring at this bottle and wondering if I was seeing the 7.5% alcohol correctly, I became very excited. "I like weizen, and I like strong beer" I thought to myself, but to get them together in the same package isn’t common. I am very impressed with this beer and I would suggest to any ex-GI who has done time in the bars of Germany must give this a try. The taste brings back memories. This beer could be served in a baunhauf bar to unsuspecting German drinkers and I think they would find it quite enjoyable, as I did. Job well done!