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Rock Bottom Orland Park Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Rock Bottom Orland Park Ich Bin Ein Berliner
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Our 2010 GABF German Sour entry is a Berliner Weisse based on the Gold Medal winning recipe by Terry Frey. Light and refreshing with a tart sourness, this is a prefect drink for a summer day. I prefer to drink this as is, but a side of flavoring can be added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2016
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, and straw. Flavor of lacto, lemon, earthiness, and grass with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This growler from Adam at rbsg #2 poured a extremely small sized head of medium sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a hazy yellow white colored body. The aroma was mild malt mild vinous and sour. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of sour. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2011
growler sample at RBSG - Pours a cloudy straw color and has a yeasty, somewhat sour aroma. The flavor is a little bland with a light sour character. It’s light bodied with a mildly tart finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Very dry, very light, lots of lemon, some dusty yeast, and cereal. The malt is just a bit too grainy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2010
clear light yellow, decent white head, no lace. nose of earthy malt, grain, a hint of vinegar. flavor has lemon hints, a trace of acidity and grass. light bodied, very dry finish. quite dry, quite enjoyable. another brew inspired by mugclubber terry. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This Berliner Weiss pours a light gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity, slightly tart. A light to medium bodied Berliner Weiss. The malts are fruity, citrusy and tart. The hops are herbal. A mildly tart Berliner Weiss, not mouth puckering, but you can get the idea. Decent carbonation. Light and refreshing. Wish it had just a little more tartness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at the brewpub and in growlers at home: This is this year’s pro-am entry at the GABF, the "am" being one Terry Frey, a fairly decent chap. It pours a hazy pale yellow body with a modest head. The aroma has a lemony tartness with a hint of funk. This is right on target with the flavor, bready malts supporting a mildly acidic tartness. Very refreshingly tasty. Good luck, Terry and Iain!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3759) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Dispensed to a sampler glass at the brewup bar, and presented a hazed, straw/lemonade color, with no head or lacing. The aroma was a little funk, earthiness, and some vegetal hints as cooked greens. Tartness was the main component of the flavor in a light body. Nice effort, but not working for me at all! Oh well, I guess I have to blame my first impression on a bad pour at the brewpub. I sampled this again at the Oak Park Microbrew & Food Review, and was happy that I did. There was some modest, white, quickly diminishing head foam this time, some good carbonation that gave the beer a pleasant, spritzy mouthfeel, light grain, and no off notes in the nose. I have to thank Kevin for persuading me to retaste. Sorry Iain & Terry for the initial bashing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Shared on the bus to the Michigan Brewers Festival during RBSG courtesy of Adam I think. Pours a lightly hazed yellow with a thin white head. Soft mustard, hay, and light wheat. Crisp and gentle carbonation, lemon and wheat. Light mustard tang on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Growler sample at RBSG. Poured hazy yellow color with a small to average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Light to moderate sour citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture and flat carbonation. Light to medium sweet & sour flavor with a Light to medium sour & sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Interesting beer.

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