MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My Bottom Line:
Soft lactic acidity, unripe strawberries and moist wheat wade within this uncarbonated mess.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Headless, murky and opaque, this is one of the ugliest Berliner Weisses I’ve ever seen.
-Mouthfeel is completely flat. Were they trying to brew chicha without corn or what?
-I can even imagine varnish somewhere in there. Or is it my imagination playing tricks since this brew is so unpalatable?
-I usually enjoy Smuttynose quite a bit, but this one was either mislabeled or it was a complete miss (for me).
On tap at Tilt, in South Burlington.
GenDV138 (2018) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft in a wine glass at B Side. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of strawberries, floral notes, light wheat. Tastes of light strawberries, floral notes, light barnyard funk, wheat. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty light on the tartness, I suppose this could be a good one for someone just getting into sours.
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at World Of Beer. Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of strawberries and wheat. Light body with flavors of herbal wheat and strawberries. The finish is mildly tart with a strawberry aftertaste. Decent overall.
BrewBoxer (2209) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Hazy orange color. Slightly tart with a nice hit of berries without being overly sweet. Not bad
thornecb (4595) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange into a snifter. Super elastic bubble plastic and mild strawberry aromas. Sharp flowery chemicals upfront turning to strawberry and then quickly to dry, dusty vegetal muck.
WillRunForBeer (943) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours straw orange with a white head. Aroma is strawberry, peach and vinegar. Flavor is sour wheat with mild dry strawberry. There’s a plastic like flavor throughout that I just can’t enjoy.
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ JK ODonnells. Tart lactic, strawberry, creamy wheat, and light band-aid aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a small white head. Tart lactic, light fruity strawberry, creamy wheat malt, and there’s that light band-aid again in the flavor. Medium creamy body, lively carbonation. Too bad I got a definitely band-aid in this one, because everything else about it was right.
blklab2007 (2029) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12.7 oz corked and caged bottled 8/21/14. Hope this is the right entry. Pour has a wheat color with a thin layer of white foam. Aroma has mild strawberry sweetness, wheat tartness, peach skins, and a touch of creaminess. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation is on the lower side. Flavor has strawberry, mild wheat tartness, peachy touches, berry seeds, and a bit of citrus. This has a lot of similarly to a strawberry short cake and is extremely drinkable.
DialSquare (3030) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from Savor Growl. Yellow pour, white head. Aroma of strawberry, wheat. Tastes of lightly tart berry, pale malt. Little on the watery side. Ok.
bytemesis (3699) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours cloudy pinkish tan, small pink head, decent lacing. Aroma is heavy strawberry, lemon, yeast. Flavor follows, light plus sweet, light tart. Light body, interesting take.