Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
32oz growler poured out grapefruit juice mixed with tomato juice showing up murky muddy opacity with no head. The aroma is salty, tomato, celery, funky strange notes and getting more and more tart at the end of the draw as well as a bit black peppery too. Very strange aroma. The taste begins with brief sweetness and then charges up with mouth puckering tartness with odd tomato, celery and the salt around the edges. It stays tart and somewhat refreshing into the finish. The tartness sort of overwhelms the mild tomato flavors and there’s precious little of the berlinerweiss goodness I’ve enjoyed with the base beer.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is huge lactic acid, veggies, hints of roasted tomato, earthy vegetal notes, bread. Flavor is a super refreshing sour, acidic base with mild hints of herbs and vegetables. hands down the best "tomato beer" i’ve ever had. I thought Doug was insane for making this until i tried it. Absolutely wonderful. Peg’s makes the best berliners.