TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle from Binnys Marcy (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich glowing golden orange hue, healthy glow and lively carbonation. A cakey whitish head sits atop, sticks around as a layer and laces ok overall. Lively carbonation, firm haze and inviting glow. Aromas are tart sour mash, lactobacillus, lemons and dust. Flaked wheat, bready malts, and touches of yogurt. A more vibrant lemony and orange aroma starts to grow as it warms, firm sourness on the front. Lactic, yogurt, and dry bready grainy malts, mellow sweetness swept up into a sufficiently citrusy sour nose. Simple yet inviting. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thicker and sweeter up front presenting some estery fruit, apple and touches of banana. A yeasty dryness, grainy bready, straw and dry grass. Mellow spice, gentle pear, light touches of tartness hit the palate, a firm kick of sweetness, straw, and estery fruit. Middle is a bit thick and more in line with a wheaty beer, lacking a stronger tart kick, remaining a bit sweet, malty, with some flashes of dryness. Backend offers yogurt, spicy yeast, and flaked wheat and estery fruit. Lacks the refreshing sourness and lighter easily drinkable body I’d want. Perhaps some time will do it good, but it shouldn’t be drank right now.. It’s mildy tart with more defining bigger wheat ale characterstics, estery fruit, spice, and dryness, flaked wheat elements and some thicker body in there. Nose wasn’t bad, but the beer falls well short of the goal it set for itself. It’s not a bad beer, but it’s just much different than expected.
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle Poured into a tulip -- Pours and smells like a really good Berliner. Flavor doesn’t back it up, too sweet not enough sour. Decent drinker.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Now that this guy is in 12oz, I can get it in a mix-six. Pours golden with a ring of white head. Nose is banana, clove, white grape, pear, and a bunch of sugary sweetness. Taste is sweet banana, pear juice, and a bit of tart apple on the finish. Slick and medium-thin with ample carbonation. This is not a berliner weisse.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Bottlecraft Little Italy, split on the hotel patio SD on the evening of 13/11/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a decent off white swirl and edgeing.
Nose is lemon rind, bitter citrics, straw, tarte peach, light woody tunes.
Taste comprises yeast esters, straw, hint of vanilla, bitter lemon.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte citric wash.
Ok ’Linner erring towards basic.
gopherfan99 (618) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap; pours a cloudy gold with a white head; aroma is wheat and citrus; taste is sweet with citrus, wheat, and yeast; finish is wet and slightly bitter; not sure if this is a true Berliner Weisse as it does really have the sour characteristics of a Berliner Weisse, however this is not a bad beer
stevoj (2340) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart and slightly sour, hazy golden body with tiniest ring of a head. Aroma is floral, and yeasty like a Belgian ale. More tartness in the finish.
chinchill (2146) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle of Snarling Badger with bottled on date of 23 June 2014.
Pours clear, light amber with a small head.
The aroma is an unappealing mix of yeast, citrus, bready malts and funk.
Flavor: mildly tart with a mostly lemony citrus tone. Some bready light grains.
O: get past the aroma and you’ll find a quite drinkable weisse beer with well hidden ABV.
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acidic/lemony aroma; some sweet malt and earthy character. Tart flavor, balanced with malt sweetness. Sweeter finish, and more sour in the aftertaste. Subtle fruity and earthy flavors. Slight dishwater flavor.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma has smooth wheat, light tartness, orange and cotton candy. It has a medium body with some crispness and modest carbonation. The flavor starts with spices, mild tartness, creamy malt and hints of vanilla. The finish is astringent and seems to have a touch of cinnamon. Fair. Making this style imperialized always seems to bring it down in many aspects & bears little resemblance to what make the style enjoyable.
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, corn starch), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of sour apple, lime/lemon juice, gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Not particularly characterful, the sourness is a bit mild for the style, and the high alcohol is silly, but as a generic sour beer it’s ok.
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now here was a beer I liked among the Grand Teton beers I’ve had. Both the sour and the lemon hit the palate pleasingly, with a refreshingly drinkable quality. Nice take on the Berliner Weisse. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)