kbudd19 (515) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dak, thanks man! straw yellow pour, cloudy white head that leaves nice traces of lacing around the edges of my glass. Aroma - herbal, metallic, and lemon citrus, hope this tastes better than it smells. Taste - shizam this is really good, tastes nothing like the aroma which I found to be a bit off putting. Upfront, there is crisp carbonation, once it buckles some nice lemonade citrus comes through, very drinkable...yet another sessionable beer from these guys.
UDBeernut (1592) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from keir. pours translucent gold capped by a foamy white head. big wheat nose. taste adds lemons and crisp tartness. not overly sour. light creamy body.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is prickly citrus, some wheat, some lactic tartness. Flavor is similar with some lemon, some wheat, some lactic. Light in body and a nice base berliner.
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy light straw, smell wheaty, minimal tart, hay. Taste banana and funk. Very light, small lacto. Ok
northropfrye (2079) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint funky aroma more vinous than most Berliner Weiss beers I've had and not as tart. Still quite nice. Thanks GV for this one.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottling date is smudged.
Appearance: The body is clear with a golden to amber hue. The head is short and dissipates quickly into a white coating that covers the entire top with a creamy ring.
Aroma: The aroma is mild but fruity and spritzy. Some carbonic acid is present with light sulfur, along side bright granny smith apples add a refreshing quality to this. The aroma might be light, but it’s a joy, slightly tart and hinting at something very refreshing.
Taste: Boy this is interesting. The intro is reminiscent of Perrier water with a fresh lemon, but a mild sweetness of cotton candy sugar underlies this by the mid-taste as granny smith apples overlie it. The finish hints at a little sulfur and a touch of sweetness, carbonic acid is present as well. The finish is abrupt and dry, but there’s a very soft lingering cotton candy and tart lemon.
Palate: Light and spritzy, very refreshing.
Overall: This is a very refreshing Berliner. I love the subtle flavors and the high carbonation. This drinks like a fine seltzer water in the best way possible. I would love to have a 6 pack of this on a hot day in the Summer.
rubbishystuff (1795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iNBe for this. This was excellent stuff. Just tart enough, not overwhelming. Very bubbly. A lot of flavor for the low strength. Serving: Bottle
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 [Thumbprint / bottle] bright, sunshine yellow & straw color with a mild haze to it; topped off with a foamy, soapy, bone-white head that retains well & leaves some nice, dripping lace behind. Aroma is musty oak, grains, white grape, straw, green apple skins, & a nice amount of tartness. Taste is perfectly crisp & smooth... White grape & green apple skins, very lightly acidic with a pleasing sourness. Lighter hints of grain, oak, must, lemon, cotton, & a finishing dryness. Nice carbonation snap, thin body, dry finish. To date, one of the best Berliners I’ve had, & it absolutely can’t be beat for the price. Thanks to Jeff for introducing me to this gem.
[Unplugged / bottle] thanks, Jeff! The Unplugged version, over three years old at this point, was a little creamier & smoother on the palate with not as much sharp carbonation. Big tart & even sweet granny smith apple flavors. Vinous oak & grape notes still present & still pleasantly tart. Possibly a little more sour overall, I still think I prefer the Thumbprint, but this version was very nice as well.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Wheat, Lemons, Mild Hay
T: Lemons, Mild Citric Acid, Wheat
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a very clean berliner, no thrills or anything advanced, very basic.
seth_lfod (323) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extra in a trade... Awesome! Pours a brilliant yellow blonde with a big white head and leaves lacing. Smell is saltine crackers, lemon, tart. Taste is just the right amount of tart, lemon, a bit of apple, and a nice grainy cracker backbone. Dry finish and good carbonation. Berliners are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles.