hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and pink with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet offers loads of lemon and cranberry. Light to medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity and super-tart with lots of astringent and acidic cranberry. Short, crisp, tangy finish. Fun stuff to drink. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank alongside a raspberry one. This one has more of the Blue Lady funk and less of the sourness of the raspberry. Has a dry tartness, nice cranberry flavor. A good one.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled and served in my new shiny Pipework Berliner glassware: Pinkish hued with an initial fizzy head that faded away , pretty much no lace. The aroma has notes of Lactic and Acetic acid, wheat and pils malts, some mild cranberries, and a bit of Isovaleric acid (moldy cheese) and some dirty minerally earthy notes. The taste has a nice moderate sourness, mild fruity notes and a touch of a pithy character. Husky wheat and grainy pils malts layer under the initial sour fruit overtones. Very minimal funk or cheese notes, more like gentle wild flowers with a touch of sea water (okay I am weird). Light and lively mouth feel with a very slight lingering vinegar notes. Overview: I am not much of a fan of Cranberries (thanks to those awful Cranberry Jelly abominations forced upon me during the holidaze) but to be honest I would have liked to see a tad more here. That said, this brew has a nice moderate sour acidity and you can still pick out the pale grain bill under it all. A successful effort, I like this a tad more than the Well Read Temptress
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Zwanze Day - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich cranberry berry hue, pink reddish hues glow well. Thick and richer haze overall with frothy whitish pink head atop, laces well as a firm film. Aromas are lemon, lactic yogurt, gentle kisses of cranberry. Some flakey bread, wheat, and cereal grains. Initial is lighter bodied, rich and spritzy with mellow carbonation, mellow medium sour lactic elements. Touches of cranberry, lemons, and gentle sourness stick to the palate. Middle is a bit more sour, a bit thin and watery at times. A good sessioner with big cranberry elements at times. Backend shows sourness, lactic elements, straw, and dryness. Finishes with lingering lactic acid, lemon, and yogurt. Grass, gentle dry grainy elements. A bit thinner than the Raspberry iteration, the Cranberry adds to the sour element, some tannic elements. I think Well Read was a better overall treatment. But this is young and deserves a fair shake from the bottle. Nice beer, I’d call it more sour than the Raspberry iteration.. but perhaps a bit less complex and put together overall. I actually really like this. It’s a lot of fun to see the differences between these fruit treatments and hope we keep seeing repeats but also some crazy adventures into blends and such into the warmer months. Cheers, guys.. keep it going.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of funky berries, cheese, must, and faint lemon. It pours a dull pink with a small pinkish-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of mild cranberry. The finish has light musty/dusty lemon. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Zwanze day, pours a pleasant red with white head. aroma is lactic, cheesy, some bile, faint cranberry character. flavor is better, a nice lactic fruit character that comes off much cleaner and refreshing than the nose.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Zwanze Day 12. Pours a bright pink, kinda like watermelon juice. Thin wisp of head. The nose is tart. Some barnyard notes and spoiled milk/lactic acid. Berries. Pretty clean overall. On tasting, light and refreshing with a clean acidity. The cranberry is light overall in the flavor and affords a bit of balancing tannin structure. Not quite as good as Well Read, but still very enjoyable.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! pours dirty cloudy pale pink without a head. light red fruit plain acidity upfront with a cheese load - not very enticing. some wheat and decent lactic profile, shy if not bland fruits although acidity is clearly perceptible, some herbal and grassy notes. average to soft carbonation, light body, short herbal and lightly acidic finish. quenching it is but not very complex.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #58. Pours a hazed, pink grapefruit colored body with a finger-width, frothy and fizzy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is Greek yogurt and cheese up front, but as it warms a nice, creamy wheat and lightly tart cranberry comes out. A bit musty with a light acidity as well. Flavor isn’t as cheesy or yogurt forward with a lightly acidic and somewhat tart cranberry up front. Some creamy wheats in the middle with a light yogurt and cheesy note before this finishes clean and lightly tart. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Berliner Weisse. I initially thought this was going to be another cheesy yogurt bomb, but once it opened up the cranberries and light tartness came out nicely. Much better than the original batch of the Blue Lady, but not quite as good as the Well Read Temptress. Nonetheless, enjoyable and easy drinking. Good beer.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Nice bottle of beer from kan. Nice enough dude. Aroma of yogurt. Lactic acid. Lemon. Cranberry acidity. Maybe 7.5 or so in the sourness scale.