JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly cloudy, yellow-golden pour. The nose is softly wheaty with a little bit of faintly acetic character. Fairly bland beer… a bit of light doughy maltiness and a pronounced pear flavour with very little in the way of lactic character. Meh… it’s actually a pretty poor interpretation of the style. It’s basically a thin wheat beer.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. To call this a berliner weisse is an insult to the name. This is just a cheap wheat overloaded with diacetyl with no lactic acid in site. My notes describe the aroma as "chicken kiev." Just a total mess in every regard, and nearly undrinkable.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GD taproom. Nose is prettty light on sourness/acidity for the style, shows some lemon and dusty wheat. Flavor is lemon zest and wheat with just a hint of that tart classic BW flavor. All in all, I didn’t think it was a great BW, but very quenching after the 35 mile haul from the office, and I finished it pretty damn fast and wanted another, so points for that.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Some dingy grape notes, white grapes with a hint of lemon. Dully dingy body with no acidity or much else to stand out. More like a lemony pils.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a lightly milky yellow with a thin white head. Very faint mustard, light acid, and a hint of sourness. Creamy mouthfeel due to the ample carbonation. Light straw and a slightly chalky acid. Really missing the sourness that makes this style stand out, but definitely something drinkable.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 24/09/2009
Fruity aroma. Light golden coloured and very hazy in appearance. Fruity and smooth on the palate with a crisp dry and creamy malt finish.
Dogbrick (8123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Great Divide Tap House in Denver. The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and mild hops. Medium, clean body with flavors of earthy malt, citrus and wheat. The finish is short and malty with a vaguely fruity wheat aftertaste. Just average overall.
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sour aroma. Pale gold with whispy white head. Not what I expected; dull all around and not sour though it does have a slight lemon note.
Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery during GABF week 2009. Citric, lightly tart, wheat aroma, some lemon and pleasant yeast tones along with very mild sweetness. Appropriately pale, cloudy yellow color, head is fine and uneven. Flavor is gently sweet and tart, more clean lemon coming through, faint herbal notes in the background and a gentle wheat malt presence throughout. Finishes dry and very mildly bitter. Palate is thin with low-moderate effervescence, body is light. Not as acidic or tart as the classic Old World examples, but certainly passable and very quenching.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - hazy gold, faint head - effervescent, lively in the mouth - a bit of lacto that barely presents as tartness, let alone tanginess/acidity/sourness - some oaky character - a touch of phenolics - citrus - it’s actually quite light and refreshing, but it lacks the punch and complexity of some of the better examples - still, if you’re looking for a refreshing beer, you can’t really go wrong with this.