Tmoney99 (13002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured hazy light yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast, alcohol and sour aroma. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.
Sammy (10566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poor execution. I would expect more of a sourness and lower abv from the style. Yeasty and some sour fruit aroma. Cloudy deep yellow. Boozy. Only a little sour. So-so drinkability.Medium mouthfeel.
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Depot in Chicago. Cloudy ochre, nice aroma of ripe fruit, flavours of sweet fruit, malts and yeast. Not sour or tart.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold honey color. Aroma is lemony with hints of apricot and fresh cut grass. Flavor is malty, tart and sour and some vanilla on the finish...kind of boozy too i like this quite interesting and enjoyable
KajII (800) - 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 (1867) - 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 doesn’t smell bad, but it’s missing many of the things I love about the style. Foremost, it isn’t tart in the nose at all. It smells more like an APWA. Secondarily, it’s 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. There’s 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, it’s dense and chewy. I can’t 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. It’s not bad (it’s not good either), but it’s not what I wanted.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-24-2012 23:18:57
Rodriguez (340) - 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 (2198) - 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 (1108) - 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 (1377) - North Carolina, 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, doesn’t taste like an Berliner I’ve had before. Slight green apple notes, wheat, and bubblegum. Berliner? I think not. Nevertheless, the flavors aren’t bad. Drinkable.