Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a GI chalice. Batch #39.
A: Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a frothy light pink head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin wispy collar.
S: Seedy raspberry sweetness, almost like jam, with a white bread and wheat body to it. Very subtle tartness to this guy as well.
T: A little more puckering tartness to the body. Raspberry jam, cracked wheat, and some mild lemon acidity. The finish is slightly tart with a little bit raspberry kicking back in.
M: Lightly bodied with a nice effervescence to it. Prickly carb with a residual raspberry flavor that lingers ever so slightly on the palate.
O: Greatly refreshing with the right amount of raspberry sweetness and tartness. The wheat played a nice role in balancing out the fruit as well.
Serving type: bottle
hombrepalo (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Rogers Park finest. Rating #1500. Poured into a tulip glass poured out ruby glowing red, lot of fluffy pink head. Smell is an intense raspberry with some sour notes. Light body with a ton of fruit flavors that lingered. An easy drinking beer. Well done guys!
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 39. 750ml. Raspberry, sour, tart. Medium to high on the carbonation. Much better than their blueberry offering. Probably the best of the berliner style Iíve had, although I think I prefer the New Glarus sour raspberry, which is very similar.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Bright pinkish pour with a big thick pink head. Aroma of raspeberries, wheat husks, mild tartness and some yogurt. Flavor is nicely sour with compliments from the raspberries. Mild yogurt and fruit, some grain husk. Slick mouthfeel. Nice, well carbonated. This is good.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly hazed ruby reddish hue, like a pink grapefruit, hazy and glowing well. A bigger pink head sits atop, dies to a film and laces small. Aromas are bready malts, yogurt and lactic acid. Tart seedy raspberries, fruit, lemons. Flaked wheat, very nice tart berry and lemon play. Some straw, yogurt comes in well. Initial is lighter in body, lively carbonation and a nice blast of sourness up front. Tart berries, lactic acid preaches lemon, some yogurt, with white peach, a touch of metal twang, tart sour elements dry and coat the palate well. Mellow and light bodied, a touch of prickly carbonation plays well with the tartness and sour elements. Light and summery sessioner, without that stank-town nose of Batch 1 of Blue Lady. Lingering tart lactic sour backend, raspberry tannin feel, some gentle seedy fruit. Simple yet very nice. Look forward to more fruit varieties and getting Blue Lady a bit more in line with this. Light bodied, simple, enjoyable for me.
ryecatcher (611) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL Bottle. Pours a really cool, ye un-beer-like pink color (looks like ruby grapefruit juice) with very little in teh way of a head. Lots of bubbles. Nose is fresh rasberries, a HUGE improvement over the Blue Lady barf/yogurt smell from the earlier PWBC Berlinerweiss. Mouth is dry, tart and full of berries in the front, fades to some bready notes, then a light dry finish. Still not my favorite style -- especially from a brewer that makes 2 my favorite DIPAs that Iíve had, but this is a vast improvement over the Blue Lady (I canít stress that enough)
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Binnyís Grand. Heard this turned out better than Blue Lady, so I thought I should give it a try. Pours a fluorescent, cloudy pink in color with about two fingers worth of light pink head. The nose opens up bright raspberry, some wheat, and a little soapiness that another reviewer mentioned. No signs of any cheese in this one, off to a good start here. The flavor is somewhat of a letdown, it packs some lactic sourness, but is pretty one dimensional. The raspberry isnít all that pronounced, instead itís just sour. The base of the beer also leaves a somewhat bland taste in my mouth. Itís like a mix between a wheat and a pilsner and is somewhat watery. The mouthfeel is disappointing as well. I seem to be the only person that makes mention of this, but I think this is way overcarbonated. It seems to calm some as it comes to room temperature though. It has a light mouthfeel and a moderate finish. Much more respectable effort at a berliner this time around. As you can tell I think there is still room for improvement, but I like the direction they are headed.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from WLV. Pours pink grapefruit color with lively pink head. Aromas of raspberries, wheat, and some tartness. Flavors of fresh raspberries, light tartness, and some wheat in there as well. Body and carbonation is right on. Found this to be crisp and refreshing. Wish it had some heavier tartness, but maybe that is a personal preference for the style.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Batch #39. Pours a cloudy, pink-ruby colored body with an inch thick, fizzy and frothy, pink head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fresh raspberries with a light, tingling tartness, touches of wheat and pils malts, mild lacto, and a light yogurt. Flavor is similar. Fresh raspberries with a light tartness, a light lacto note, and hints of yogurt before a thin wheat and pils malt leads this into a crisp, dry, lightly tart finish with a nice raspberry essence. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light, crisp body and a refreshing, lively carbonation. Overall, a really well done Berliner Weisse that thankfully was nothing like their Blueberry version. Crisp, refreshing, fresh, and pleasantly tart. Nice one.
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in Pipeworks snifter: Pours a completely hazy pinkish ruby hue with a small fizzy but mostly lasting head. The aroma has notes of souríd lacto mash, souríd raspberries, pils and wheat, slight bubblegum Belgian yeast esters, some initial "soapy" vapours but those went away. The taste was sour but not enamel scrapping. Plenty of fruit and wheat husks. Light and refreshing session beer, at 4% it has a light watery body as expected. This beer would have rocked it out during the hot summer months. Not exactly what I want during the fall but I would buy one for holding on till the next hot spell.