UDBeernut (2055) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from premier. Pours light gold, haze, slim white head. Light must nose. Taste is slightly tart, lemons, lime. Water body. It’s decent, it would be amazeballed if the body was fuller.
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy yellow white head. Nose/taste of lactose, lemon, sour wheat and lime moss - light bodied. A bit soapy.
N3lson1 (408) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased at a general store near Lake Wallenpapack. Has a sweet aroma with a little hint of sour. Has a crisp inital taste with a very sweet finish. I was expecting more from this beer.
cheap (4483) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Of the 8 beers I drank on tap tonight, this was the best. A fun easy beer that you would never even know had alky in it. Could easily drink a six packa and hope to find one soon. Lovely, easy beery fun for the light hearted. truely what light beer should be all about. This beer rocks, yummy.
BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Track 84. Wanted to love this. Didn’t. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Mild tartness, not crisp enough. Too bready.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear pale gold body with a minimal fizzy white head that vanished immediately. The nose is lightly funky and tart with a slight hint of lemon, and acetic acid. The flavor is slightly tart and lightly acidic with a bit of slight cheesiness and lemon rind. Some lingering farmhouse like funkiness. Light bodied and very fizzy with a fairly tart finish. An OK effort, but not as bright as I would like.
Chad9976 (1360) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Everyone’s going crazy for the gose style these days, but there’s another style very similar – the Berlinner Weisse (which, as far as I can tell, is essentially the same style without the salt). I’m not an expert in the style, but I do know that I’ve had better examples than Ithaca Cruiser. That’s not to say it’s a bad beer – it’s not – though it is a rather simple, direct, repetitive beer. A little more genuine character and this would be a great beer instead of just an okay one.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a flute glass. It was bottled on 3/17/15 and cost $2.90 ($0.24 per ounce).
Appearance: Champagne-like complexion of golden hue and spastic carbonation. Initially pours to a large, white, soapy head but it fizzles away completely and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Prominent pilsner/pale malt scent; some lacto sourness. A hint of lemon.
Taste: Lightly tart up front with a slight lemony taste. Not spicy, not juicy, and not candy-like, either. Wheat and pilsner malt are quite prominent as well; imparting some tartness and other dry pale malt flavor. Nothing in the way of hop bitterness, but perhaps they account for the mild citrusy flavor here (I’ve never heard of the Lublin and Syubilla varieties). There’s a nice sour bite on the back end, though it’s short-lived with little residual aftertaste. Overall, the palette is tasty enough but doesn’t really pop or do anything that’s especially unique and/or memorable.
Drinkability: At only 4.2% ABV, it’s no wonder Ithaca Cruiser is so light-bodied. Though bubbly when poured, it calms down quickly and becomes rather tepid. Refreshing while in the mouth, which is nice. Though I find the texture to be rather watery and so thin that it’s difficult to overlook. I could see this being ideal in the dog days of summer – especially if it were available in cans.
McGarnigle (576) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. I can’t really compare this to authentic Berliner Weisses. Lemony tartness, very refreshing in a warm day. Not malty or hoppy, but that’s not the point. Give them credit for pulling off an unfamiliar style.
LinusStick (2969) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious surprise! Nice tart and refreshing. Wish more Berliners were available. Aroma was sour lemon, yeast and acidic malt. Pour was a nice straw gold with a one finger white head. Taste was light and tart with a strong acidity. A strong sourness hit the mouth first and washed away with lots of tiny bubbles. Nice strong carbonation. Sour finish lingered on the back corners of the tongue. Glad to have tried this
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this a lot. It did not have any banana or fruit characteristics and was a bit sour and bland/bitter. Very nice change from the normal weisse.
SlovakSniper (3710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Berliner pour les débutants. Grains, herbes, zeste de citron. J’ai l’impression de sentir autre chose qu’une blanche berlinoise. Les saveurs sont plus intéressantes et plus représentatives du style. Blé, citron, notes surettes. C’est facile mais agréable. La bouche est mince mais la texture n’est pas aqueuse. La finale est plutôt sèche mais assez courte. Une bière qui fait le travail. Peu spectaculaire mais sans aucun doute parfaite pour se désaltérer.