scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (what’s the actual name for those?) in the bottom, don’t be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass.
The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.
drowland (6479) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to either cbfobes or rdixon77, late summer 2014, I think. Hazy golden pour with a nice off-white head, good lacing. Okay aroma, light lemon, lactic, grainy. Nice flavor, tart, almost sour, mild grain, bread, melds together well, nicely balanced. Tasty.
Sledutah (5414) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Doug
Clear yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of cereal and citrus. Flavor of grains, cereal, citrus, lemon and some tartness
douglas88 (6577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A light vanilla woody nose. Sour, lemons, zesty, woody. Very light but good.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bunch of this between July and now (thanks Motortoddhead, for loading us up at Muckfest!), but I’m just now noticing it’s a separate entry from the old Unplugged version. Pours clear yellow with a huge white head. Aroma of funk, creamy wheat, tart fruit and sour lemon. Sour lemon flavor giving way to a creamy wheat finish. A true to style, perfectly balanced Berliner.
jcnielsen (2359) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from adnielsen. Thanks Aaron! Minimal aroma of tart lemon and bread. Cereal, tart, lemon, yogurt flavors. Not an overly powerful beer, but solid.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aaron. Pours a very pale straw color with a large head. Aromas of wheat and sour lemons. Taste is tart and lightly sweet. Flavors of sour wheat, with some yogurt twang. Quenching. I dig this.
Crockett (1022) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of barnyard, bret yeast, citrus, faint cheese. Gorgeous pale yellow cloudy pour with a big pillowy heavy lacy head. Very lemony... traces of salt (almost gose-like). Crisp and lively. First thoughts are Fish and Chips as a perfect pairing. Fresh dough. Clean. Wonderful and stylish.
jackl (5194) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade. Hazy gold with massive eggshell white head. Yogurt-covered bread. Lemon peel. A hint of bell pepper. Taste is similar. Light lemon, sour cream. Spritzy, lively on the palate. Light.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 35.5cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.25.14 ]
Transparent gold, huge puffy white head, dense lacing. Sweet green grape nose, skin but plenty of sugary flesh, light lacto drowned in sweetness, a little green. Faint paint thinner and greenness at front palate, doughy grains with light toast mid, cleaner lactic finish, still considerable sweetness, fizzy in the contrast and thin, sparkling minerality with the short finish leaving lightest grains.
[ 11.25 Tasting Ranking ]
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02. De Garde Cherry Bu – 3.8
03. Dieu du ciel d’ete aux cerise – 3.5
04. De Garde Cran Bu – 3.5
05. Allagash Nancy – 3.5
06. Russian River Supplication – 3.4
07. New Glarus Thumbprint Berliner – 3.2
08. Sante Adairius Cask Cherry – 3.0
09. Wicked Weed Black Angel – 3.0
10. Cisco Cranberry Woods – 3.0
11. Lost Abbery Veritas 014 – 2.7
12. Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Cherry – 2.5
13. Almanac Cerise Sour Blond – 1.8
14. Firestone Walker Krieky Bones – 1.7
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from trade. Thanks. Pours a hazy yellow color with a big foamy white head that has excellent retention. The aroma is tart with lemons and a trace of sour green apple. The taste is more mildly tart citrus with lemons, limes and most interestingly the foamy head has a semi-sweet meringue effect. This beer is quite literally to drink a lemon meringue pie. The palate is light but effective and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long and sour. Overall: Thanks to whoever sent me this, I’ve done so many trades in the past few months that I’ve lost track. Gonna have to start labeling the bottles.