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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2624) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2009
draft at the brewery. hazed banana cream colored body, zero head. calcium/vitamin chalky nose of mild/creamy lactobacillus and mild lemon zest. prickly carbonation, moderate lactic acid levels, hints of wheat/banana/clove. resembles sour citrus soda at times. finishes mild and thin. gets obliterated and completely neutralized when paired with cheese.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Tap at GD during GABF weekend. Pours a hazy straight yellow gold with moderate carbonation and a nice white head. Aroma is basic wheaty doughy notes, some citrus and floral notes, light lemon but nothing indicatng lots of sour or funk. Flavor verifies this as there is a severe lack of acidity- too young perhaps- still nothing wrong- no acetaldehyde or DMS or isovaleric which all pop up in other breweries attempts at the style- just straight pils and wheat malts, make it easy drinking, but nothing special here- perhaps needs more time with lacto at high temps to bring out acidity?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at the Great Divide tap room on 9/26/09... pours a hazy white / yellow with a white head... lemon on the nose... very light body... wheat presence... somewhat empty finish...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
On tap @ Great Divide. Pours a hazy straw yellow. Nose is semi sweet malt, bread, mild mild acid, hints of toast. Flavor is watery, not very much tartness, mild sourness, wheat, very little lactic acid. Needs more time fermenting. Watery. Not nearly enough clean sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap at Great Divide, GABF ’09.
Pours a cloudy light yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is malty sour lemon tea leaves and weak pineapple. Flavor is pilsner-esque yeastiness with a nutty, buttery lemon finish. Tingly, adequate mouthfeel. Refreshing, but too malty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow, nicely carbonated, body with a moderate white head. Aroma of lemon, mustiness, wheat, and some herbal notes. Flavor of yeast, lemon, and wheat with a light mouthfeel and refreshing finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draught at Great Divide. Pours cloudy yellow with an average, frothy white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, grain, hay, cereal), light hop (herbs), heavy yeast (earth) with notes of pear and ginger. Light bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness. I am glad another brewer is doing a berliner weisse, as it is hard to find them.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On tap at Great Divide poured a cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast and lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light lemon with a crisp dry lightly tart finish.


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