damzz (256) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head is thick dissipating to dancing lacing in a sanitized glass - yeah, it looks like dancers and no, I’m not drunk. Color is hazy wheat burnished gold. Nose is fresh citrus. Palate is cirtus with the lacto bite with upfront wheat mildness and a refreshing wheat light/medium body. Recalling that Napolean’s troops called this Berlin champagne or something similar, I can understand that in this version which has an ABV of 7.5 % closer to champagne than the standard 3%. As so few beers do, it has a strong nose, which I appreciate. 2012 vintage brew in a 25.4 oz bottle. Enjoy!
SPDickerman (941) - 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.
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, terrific ideat o bring a berliner weisse to a festival on a hot summer day. Draft at the 18th Mountain Brewers fest. Cloudy yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of seawater and lemon. Taste is light lemon, salt, white bread. Really nice. Closer to a gose than a berliner.
TattooJack (77) - 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!
Rodriguez (233) - 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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy blonde colour with a decent white head. Aroma of peach, banana, cloves, wheat, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Nice.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, funky yeasts, sourness, lemon zest, tart green fruits, bit of oak.
T - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, funky yeasts, some tart green fruits, lemon zest, and some light oak and vanilla.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funky and tart finish.
D - Nicely balance berliner weiss. Could have used a bit more kick.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours cloudy orange gold with a slight layer of transient whitish bubbles. Aroma is very fresh - light notes of banana and spice. Near med body. Flavor starts banana, moves to clove. Lemon seems in it. It’s pretty tart. Berliner weisse? Why not. A very spicy one, and one that doesn’t have extreme tart/sour, but sure. Drinks real nice.
joeneugs (3189) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. This one was a nice surprise. I was a little worried about a 7.5% berliner, but this drinks more like a sour thankfully. It pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a white head. The aroma is tangerines, lemon, wheat and a touch of lactic yogurt. The flavor is nicely tart with tangerines, lighter notes of lemon and yogurt. Pretty easy drinking and approachable for a big sour. Worth seeking out.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st to rate! Good beer overall. Smell a bit of acidity and sourness on the nose, but mostly overwhelmed with banana and a slight touch of clove. The beer looks great, but I thought it would have a denser head and I definitely gave it a hearty pour - lacing was also minimal. Taste is a tad much on the banana, decent lactic sourness, but needs more to balance out the sweetness with this ABV. I wonder how this would taste in a year? Still, I drank the entire bottle and I would have one again if I saw it on tap somewhere.