pushkinwow (1590) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Ian at a Bartowel gathering. Hazy light orange with a bit of off-white head. Light and tart, wheat with some funk, grapefruit, honey, spice and some yeast. Medium yet very light body, low carbonation, some funk and tartness, dry on the finish. An interesting beer but it didn’t deliver on the promise of the aroma.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Poured hazy golden with off-white lacy head. Nose was pale malt, hopcitrus, tart fruit, smoke. Tasted pale malty, with yeasty hopcitric fruit, smoked peaty malt, and a complex finish. This one was extremely complex and belied its 3.8% ABV. Finished rauchy, tart, hopcitric, yeasty, and damned delicious.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Lightly hazed apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lacto lemon, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some smoked wood/meat. Light body, some effervescence.
kramer (4368) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow gold body with a fizzy thin white head that faded pretty quickly to a thin covering. The nose is pretty interesting, more of a funky Saison than anything, light smoke, some wheat, light yeastiness. There’s a slight note under there that almost smells like vanilla a little bit to me. The flavor is pretty interesting as well, a lot of layers to it, yet it’s still light and easy drinking. A little light smokiness grabs you first along with a light sour wheat note. Reminds me a bit of the one or two Grodziskie beers I’ve tried. Light Saison yeast funkiness under the smoke, a nice light tartness that keeps it lively. Very refreshing and super easy drinking. Nice lively carbonation level. Wish there were a lot more beers like this out there. Lots of flavor, really refreshing, and super low in alcohol. Great.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Pepperidge Farm Summer Sausage, Mild Smoke
T: Smoke, Sausage
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey
Overall, didnt really get the berliner or even the saison, but definitely if you liked smoked sausage, then youll love this.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery, this is fucking awesome, smokey, meaty, tart, diZy, and extremely refreshing, one of the best in montreal
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a low haze golden with medium carbonation, spotty lacing. Nose is excellent smoke, sort of Lichtenhainer style with Berliner weisse flashes of acid. Taste though is not tart at all with some bitterness, paper, not a lot of substance.
BVery (5141) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Hazy yellow pour, slightly funky, and a bit watery. Just okay for me.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Malty wood smoke aroma. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Smoky wheat malt and light horseblanket flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Wow! Just wow.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, salt, earth, lemon, hay. Taste is funky, peppery citrus, straw. Delicious.
xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
À l’oeil :
Elle est jaune pâle, trouble et sans aucune mousse, même si elle est fraîche... Visuel pauvre.
Au nez :
On a la levure en pleine face ! Poivre citronné et blé en note de fond. C’est déjà plus invitant !
Au goût :
Une note boucanée se pointe subtilement à la première gorgée, pour disparaître ensuite ! Les épices de levure reviennent à la charge, accompagnées d’une bonne dose de sucre. C’est du jus alcoolique ;)