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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Collaboration with Hopleaf! We started by brewing a traditional German Berlinerweiss—which Napolean’s men called the Champagne of the North—then tweaked it with a homemade tea blend to impart a slight apricot hue and botanical aromatics.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This is now the weirdest tasting beer I’ve ever had. It is like a tart apricot tea beer. Has a fruity yeast aroma, foamy head, and pinkish gold clear color. A must try if you like unusual tart or sour beers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Draft at torst. Orange pink hue with nice retention. Flavor of lemon peel and fruit. Nice tartness that wasnt overpowering. Very well balanced and delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy pink with a white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grapefruit and tea with light fruits and light wheat underlying. Flavor has a tea and tart grapefruit note with a hint of earthy grain and funk backing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft from the taproom. Hazy, slightly orange-tinted light gold pour. Nose of lemony wheat and tropical fruits. Taste adds a lovely tartness and a bit of a tea-like quality. Wish I would have had about 4 pints of this wonderfully refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3453) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Glass at Memphis with some brahs. Hazy orange pour with medium to large white head, with great lacing. Aromas and taste are belgian fruit, crisp yeast, lemons, light mango. Not getting much papaya. A little restrained for a berliner, wish there was more yeasty sour funk yo. Pretty solid overall. More funk came out as it warmed. Moved it up a couple notches.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Draft on tap at Hop Leaf (Chicago, IL). First time in in awhile. Saw this was on, decided a trip was in order. Pours a orange gold hue, firmly hazed and some dulled glow to it. Not dark, but hazy. A frothy small whitish head sits atop, dies to a mellow layer, loose ring lacing as we press on. Aromas are tart and woody, lemon meets gentle fruit, citrus, and lemon. Gentle lactic twang, mellow bread and straw. Some woody, earthy tea elements are plesant, unique, but kinda muddle the tart lactic edge. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch sweeter and tamer than anticipated. Lemony lactic edge is mellow, touches of yogurt, lemon. Touch of peach, bready malts and straw. A bit cereal, some gentle carbonation tickles and lightens the load on the palate. Middle is a bit more sour, lemons meet orange, some gentle woody spice comes into the backend. A bit more dry, lighter. Finish is crisp, dry, a bit tart with lingering fruit, peach and lemon. Solid. Firm tartness on re-evaluation over RBSG 2014 Weekend. Could drink this for a long time. Upped aroma 1, taste 1, palate 1, overall 1 for a 4 pt swing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2013 - I really dug this one. Pours light yellow with a hint of orange and a small white head. The aroma has light malt, a hint of tea and some mushiness. It has a light body that is fairly smooth and has moderate sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp acidic tartness, spiciness and some herbal notes that are probably the tea, but it comes across very floral. The finish has some tropical fruit and tartness. This was a winner of the fest for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sour wheat, apples, tea and citrus. Taste is very tart, apple cider, citrus,tea and spices. Nice Berliner, cool dynamic with the tea addition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at Powder Keg poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of caramel, tea, citrus and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of tea, lemon and straw with a crisp dry lingering lemon tea finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keir (172) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at brewery. Pours a clear pale red. Nose is sour fruit. Taste of sour fruit, tart, a bit earthy. Very clean and refreshing. A great summer beer.


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