Iron Hill Berliner Weisse
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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Golden in color with refreshing, tart, acidic, and lemony citric fruit characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2006
RBSG 06. Clear pale with white head. The aroma is sulfer, bread, mildew and cobwebs. The flavor is grainy, bready, light lemon and mildly tart. The mouthfeel is light and lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2006
On tap in Media. Clear faint yellow-green with a thin, creamy white head. Lace ghosts. Yeast and bread; a whiff of seabreeze. Sourdough bread dough with fresh lemon juice. Like a wheat beer lemonade. Tight, tongue-tingling carb cuts through the medium body. Finishes clean with doughy residue. A shot of woodruff gives a marshmallow taste; sweetness balances well with lactic sour. A shot of raspberry is almost too sweet. Like a mousse but still refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pour is hazy bright yellow with a thin bright white head...smell is just slightly grainy...taste is slightly sour and hints of mint...crisp clean dry finish...awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(RBSG06, growler) Clear pale straw body with white head. Aroma is mild sweet, lemon. Taste is mild sweet, lemon, not especially tart or sour. Light body, no crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Growler at RBSG 2006. Cloudy gold. Aroma instantly smacks of lemon tartness and grains/wheat. Some big yeasty notes as well. Taste is grainy and yeasty with slight lemon tartness throughout. Body is light, crisp, dry towards the end but with some astringentness to it. Finishes with more grainy or wheaty flavors, yeast and lemon tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Growler at RBSG ’06. Pale yellow color with a small white head. Tart, lemony aroma that reminded me somewhat of vomit. Mildly tart flavor with some lemon and wheat. Tasted better than it smelled, but only by a hair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
RBSG 2006 - Grand Tasting. Clear lemon-yellow body with a clean white head. Aroma of fresh wheat, old fruit, lemon drops, and a tart lactic quality. Very wheaty and fairly clean tasting with some quenching acidity that is a little on the weak side, plus some light residual sweetness. A nice summer beer and decent rendition of the style. Nicely timed for comparison purposes, in that I drank a Berliner Kindl Weisse less than 24 hours prior. I prefer the Kindl Weisse by a hair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Sampled at RBSG06. Clear pale yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of light sour. Lightly sour flavor with some hints of grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
This functioned as a good palate cleanser during the RBSG 2006. It was much like the lemon sorbet that you will sometimes get at a restaurant between courses. This is both a good and bad thing. Pale straw with a white head. Sour lemon, with some earthy nuttiness. The flavor is was extremely close to a tart lemon sorbet. Maybe a tad one-dimensional but it worked, as a palate cleanser.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Beer #18 RBSG 06. Growler. Pale yellow, very slight head. Honestly, I thought it smelled like a baby diaper. In some beers, I dig that aroma. In this one, not so much. Luckily, this didn’t carry over into the flavor. Flavor was lightly of wheat, and some lemon tinged sourness. Just so-so, but happy to try another from this style.

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