KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a light hazy orange with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddled film with a small collar and had really good sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian Brett yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple and a hint of coriander.
The taste was sweetly tart with a good strong dose of citrus from the onset, becoming rather yeasty and bit fruity with a tart and mildly spicy finish. The flavor lasted and average duration following the swallow with a nice sour citrusy flavor left behind.
Mouthfeel was right in between light and medium in body with a creamy and slightly dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall this was a really flavorful brew with lots of sweet fruitiness and a bold yeasty tart ending...
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a perfect pint. 2012 vintage.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy/fizzy white head that falls quickly and leaves just a few whisps of lacing.
3.0 S: It doesnít smell bad, but itís missing many of the things I love about the style. Foremost, it isnít tart in the nose at all. It smells more like an APWA. Secondarily, itís got a lot of bready yeastiness which prevents it from smelling refreshing if that makes sense. Peppery spiciness, surprisingly potent wheat, and bready yeastiness.
3.0 T: Like the nose, the taste is muddled by yeast. Thereís a bit of funk, but again lacking tartness. Spicy peppery yeastiness, breadiness, and wheat. Again it tastes like an APWA.
3.0 M: Medium body. Not light and refreshing, which is something I like about the style. Rather, itís dense and chewy. I canít ding it too much though as it goes down easy enough.
2.5 D: They need to rethink this beer or stop calling it a BW. Itís not bad (itís not good either), but itís not what I wanted.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-24-2012 23:18:57
Rodriguez (182) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden, banana, citrus, clove aroma, the same in flavor, with some tartness thanks to lactobacillus. The commercial description says it all, to be honest. A good twisted beer.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 An imperial Berliner Weiss? The increase in strength made it almost too sweet for the style. The tartness is matted down by the malt. Drinkable enough though the missus thought it reminded her of a slightly sour tripel. Serving: Bottle
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange with a fast fizzling white head. Smells tart, lemony, and a little sweet. Taste is tart, lemons, and a hint of banana. Light-bodied with a wet, refreshing texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Grand Teton Snarling Badger finishes a little tart.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very heady slightly cloudy wheat yellow color witha pillowy white heas. Citrus and wheat in the nose. Hmmm, doesnít taste like an Berliner Iíve had before. Slight green apple notes, wheat, and bubblegum. Berliner? I think not. Nevertheless, the flavors arenít bad. Drinkable.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (2012) from Yellowstone. Bright cloudy golden orange with a big thick foamy off white head. Aroma of lemon, fruity wheat, peaches and some light lacto. Flavor is mostly sweet fruity wheat with alcohol, dough, zesty lemon and light tartness. Medium to light body with active carbonation. More of a big wheat beer than a Berliner, the tartness is very subdued by the fruity wheat and alcohol. Interesting, not bad.
cbfobes (2101) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by drowland, pours an unclear golden with a think white head, aroma has some fruit but seems more like spices than anything, the flavor is pretty light and there isnít a whole lot there, overly sweet and not a lot of tartness to speak of, meh.
bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Bottle. Pours Hazy golden amber, large creamy white head, some lacing. Aroma of wheat, grain, lemon. Flavor of Tart lemon, wheat, lemon rind bitter finish.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. pours pale gold amber color with a white soapy head. aromas of malt banana and clove with a subtle lemon scent. taste is lemon sour/tartness and then bitter malt and sweet banana and clove. medium bodied with a light sour note on the finish