iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz, no date for $6.49 at Olive Tree Market in OB. Hazy straw with a small white head, low retention. Pretty lactic lemony nose with some minerals and stale saltine crackers, as well as wheat. Flavor isnít as tart as I thought itíd be, but the cracker and wheat donít sweeten it, either. It has the malt of a Budweiser, though just a little stronger. Dry finish, sourness peaked at a 3-4. Low prickly carbonation with a lightish body. Not bad, just an OK Berliner.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a foamy white head dies back pretty quickly leaving little lacing... the brew is traditional looking very pale straw golden that sorta glows with a light haze.
Nose is tart and shows plenty of wheat character...
Flavor is nicely lactic.... softened a bit by the malt profile... lemony and a bit of cracker....
Body may be a touch high for the style... could use more carbonation.
I liked this one.... The label says a sour mash is used... More complex than my feeble palate can describe.
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Tap) clear very pale yellow, small white head; faint aroma of wheat; lightly sour flavour with a long, light sour finish
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too grainy and not enough tart for me. An ok beer, but pretty low in the ranks of Berliners.
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle dated 6/25/2012. Letís see if age helps this thing out.
Aroma is fairly dull. Light what and grain notes with a light lactic acidity. Hints of citrus and yogurt. Light stone fruit character.
Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow, straw color with a moderately sized, thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is rather disappointing. Just a light hint of acidity up front; I have had more acidic Saisons. Light make and what notes with hints of citrus and stone fruit. No bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly water with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really not nice Berliner with only faint acidity. This clearly did not get more acidic with age. It also send to lack charger and carbonation.
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. A little tart and malty. Just a little zing in that fruit. Light and easy drinking fare. Nice summer stuff.
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: very faint lemon and light grains. Appearance: light yellow, no head. Flavor: light lemon character, some light malt notes, refreshing, a bit of a sharp grain husk bite in the finish. Palate: light/thin body, medium carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: golden yellow, light hazy; pretty good clarity for a Berliner. No head, even with a tough pour. Aroma smells almost like nothing. Very faint lemon graininess? Even then... Psh. Smells like water almost. Taste isnít much more exciting. Little bit of grains. Mild lemon zest. And a lot more of nothing... So subdued. Barely any flavor or tartness. Easy drinking but it tastes like nothing.
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: The aroma is incredibly light with hints of grass and maybe lemon. Iím really searching to come up with an aroma. It pours a transparent dull yellow with a small white head that quickly fades to a few stray bubbles before it eventually looks still. The flavor starts with has some faint lemon and just a hint of grass. The flavor is incredibly light. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, there simply isnít much here.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours a clear golden wheat hue, with literally almost no foam head. Some bubbles race up the sides of the glass, but not for long. Aroma is understatedly tart and fruity. Almost smells like a patersbier. Taste is clean, fruity, and tart. And, as other raters have indicated, light on... just about every aspect. The extra tart-sweet fruity kick in the late palate is a saving grace, otherwise this would be a fairly nondeScript offering. Odd for Jamil...
Zymurgeist2 (1425) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Pours a hazy yellow with white head that quickly faded. Nice tartness and lemon throughout both the aroma or flavor. Nice and refreshing.