islay (2180) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle, consumed on 2-5-16. Pours a mostly clear, slightly hazy, pale gold with a small amount of eggshell to beige-colored head. Hazier after multiple pours. A few bubbles rise up. Looks like a macro pale lager at first, but appearance improves with the additional haziness of later pours. Yeasty cloudiness with suspended particulate in the final pour, which resembles apricot nectar. Still, I would like to see more head. Slightly sweet, tangy aroma. Scents of apple and a touch of funky, spoiled milk. Raspberry cheesecake. A nice, somewhat cheese-like smell. Refreshing in the palate. Medium body; substantial and heavy for the style. Lively and crisp. Good palate effects. Tasty but simple flavor features apple cider, pinot grigio, apricot, and a touch of lemon juice. Tart but not sour. Mineral, lightly dry finish. Reasonably enjoyable beer. That said, itís not what Iíve come to expect from a Berliner Weiss. It is almost more cider-like in its cheesy (i.e., ďlike cheeseĒ) sweetness with a hint of funk. Boring upon multiple sips but far from unpleasant. Has a farmhouse quality that a lot of American Berliner Weisses lack.
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the share, Chris. Pour on 4.12.14.Cloudy gold pour with no head.
You get some tart lemon aroma and flavor come through. Some yeast in flavor, too. Not bad at all. A little thin but very drinkable.
Ericular (953) - 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 (3520) - Chagrin Falls, 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. Donít go out of your way to try it but if it comes up at a festival you could do worse.
JK (5664) - 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 (5266) - 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 (3061) - 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 canít place. Really good, different but really nice
piscator34 (2331) - 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 (10563) - 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 thatís 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!