Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell wheat, sweetness and a bit fruity. Taste wheat, a bit sweetish again and fruity. Soft carbonation and a bit low bodied. Way better than other beers from this style I’ve had up till now.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-02-02. Hazy dark yellow amber body with a small white head. 3+ Smokey aroma, pale malt and a not quite weisse like yeast character. Flavour is mild, lightly smokey, pale malt, light yeast. 6+ Average to light bodied palate. Okay but not to my tastes. Bottle at Sourfest, Buffalo
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[5093-20130202] Bottle. Banana nut muffin aroma has a little smoked base. Hazy, light brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Smoked straw and old grains flavour. Light-medium body. Meh, not my kind of style. (5/3/6-/3/10) 2.7
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty bright and sour aroma. Clear golden color with a short lived white head.Sour at first then a mellowing tart aftertaste.Damn good.
keanex (1135) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with an amber hue, the head is tall and dense with excellent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is mildly smokey, some spice and hints of sour, combined it reminds me a bit of menthol or Vicks Vaporub.
Taste: The intro is mildly sweet of watermelon, odd. The beer gets a bit bland after with the fruitiness fading with only hints of smoke and no sour.
Palate: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall This is very mildly smoked with no sour. Not much going on other than fruit flavors.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Different sour tart aroma with some spice. Flavor is light and smoked and tart with a touch if wheat, grows on you.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a cloudy dark orange, slight head. Aroma is syrupy sweet, smoke is slight, some wheat and yeast as well. Body big but billowy, disappearing quickly. Finish tart, and lots of wheat, but smoke doesn’t return, disappointingly. Interesting, yes, but not generally my cup of tea.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Milltown - thanks, Ethan! Nice pale gold pour, zesty and well carbonated. I’ve not had too many in this style before but love the idea. Hops came across as more understated to me than anticipated, but they were certainly detectable in the nose (blended nicely with the tart wheat and modest smoke) and more so in the taste. Prickly mouthfeel, again a nice blending of flavors, smoky Berliner vibe, with acidity bringing together both hops and wheat, smoke cutting through unostentatiously.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance cloudy golden with a whiite head. Aroma of dried apples. Taste a banana flavor with sour overtones. Long on the palate
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Interesting combination of light sour and smoke. Almost Sake like.