Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. This one was presented before and after a shot of raspberry syrup. I assume it is bottled without, and is very sour before the addition. Spendy for such an unknown name and low ABV.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
The advertisement in the local beer magazine put this beer on my radar. I should probably have skipped right past it given the price but a new berliner weisse merits a purchase unless it is just going to rot in the cellar. If this came in cans and hit the $8.99 per four pack price point it would be a regional winner.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden carbonated base surges underneath fresh white head that billows over the top of the glass. A few minutes later scents of fresh lemons, wheat, and light tartness waft radiate upwards with a little less focus than your average example of the style.
Flavor / Palate - The overly carbonated mouthfeel acts like scrubbing bubbles as it finds its way into every nook and cranny. Lemon, yeast, and wheat quickly rush to a dry tart finish. Very delicate, it offers little after the first thirty seconds. Even so I found the bottle not that tough to finish off with a little patience. Don’t go out of your way to try it but if it comes up at a festival you could do worse.
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2014. I have seen this one the shelves many times but never wanted to pay the rather high retail price to try it. Yellow of course, surprisingly light and airy palate. Minimal sourness. Not very sour but it is refreshing.
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy light yellow color with aromas of light tart wheat, some lemon, and light lacto. Flavors are light tart wheat, some lemon and lacto. This was a nice berliner to start the day with. Could drink a ton of this.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, tart citrus, funk. Taste is tart, sour wheat, with a bitter note that I just can’t place. Really good, different but really nice
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Pale gold in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of lemon-lime soda, salt, and white pepper. Citric upfront in the mouth, with salt and lime pith on the back end. Light bodied and refreshing. Not overly complex, but refreshing as hell. Enjoyable.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like lime yogurt and Clorox. Tastes ok, heavy on the fake lime flavor, but totally forgettable.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and yellow with a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone in the blink of an eye. The aromatics are citrusy, yeasty and lemony. Light-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is lemony, but not sour - only mild acidity here. Refreshing, crisp, tangy finish. Cleanly-brewed. Bottle courtesy of Bvery!
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at France 44 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a hazed yellow golden with a foamy 1/2 inch head. The aroma is lemongrass and fresh tartness. The taste is citric lemon, grass and hay, wheat grain and a soft tangy tangerine finish. The palate is light bodied prickly carbonation with a tangy citrus finish. Clean and tasty Berliner.
AirForceHops (4994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Skyview. Hazy gold without any head. Nose is tart lemon and lactobacillus.hints of barnyard.
Flavor is extremely refreshing. Light body and light carbonation. The light tart lemon with hints of yeast starts up front. Pear skins, some grain in the body and tart lacto in the finish.
Overall my favorite of the three brews from this brewer. Thanks for the chance Bob. Very nice and highly drinkable.