beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Acidic nose, lots of apple character, some melon, and a nice sourness coming through. Pours gold with a thin white head. At first this felt a bit sharp, but it warmed up to me, the balance of flavors seemed to come together, and what at first I thought tasted like vinegar sort of settled into a tart apple and citrus blend.
Ughsmash (6910) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Eric for bringing this gem! Poured clear, paler golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up sour pineapple and a touch of passion fruit upfront with tart wheat and pale fruit skins behind.. jam-packed with character, especially when you consider the beerís small stature. The flavor was tart and powerful with dry wheat and fresh apricot skin sourness throughout.. dry wheat on the edges.. apple vinegar came through toward the back.. tasty! Moderate-to-high tartness on the palate and entirely engaging throughout.. the acidity dropped a little on the back-end and left a bone-dry, clean, refreshing finish. Excellent stuff!
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Slander. I loved this beer. Really intense sourness. Iím a huge fan.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Dickinsonbeerís Hoboken gathering - hazy, fizzy golden beer - mildly funky aroma, with moderate peach and white grape tartness - really bracing tartness, with some mild fruit skin earthiness and a briny character - peach, grape and sour apple - it manages to remain crisp and light, while still greeting the tongue with the funky complexities and acidity normally reserved for lambics - how they got such complexity into such a low abv beer is beyond me, but this beer was fantastic.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Slander for sharing at the gathering last weekend. Pours a bright shining gold wiht a copper tinge to it, thin diminsihing head. Aroma is instantly sharp and tart with not only lactic acid but a slight acetic character as well, with green apple skin and malic acid tartness - hay, and grass as well. Extremely clean refreshing tartness in the flavor- lemon, some light metallic hints, more acetaldehyde- but somehow it works well- more we hay, some light cracker, and just an insane sourness in the end that I didnt expect from this or any berlinner weisse. Easily the most sour and intense berlinner weisse I have ever had- not sure if it is traditional that way- but it sure is damn good.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Paulís Hoboken Gathering: Special thanks to whoever brought this rarity! Pale yellow- clear topped by a white ring. Extremely rich nose. Muscat grapes, apricot, vinegar, and a rich marmalade tartness. Complex, crisp flavor. Thoroughly tart and cleansing with green grapes, olives, vinegar and a crisp clean finish. Complex and insanely drinkable. Iím glad I got to try this stuff!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Bottle thanks for sharing this with everyone steve! The best Berliner Weisse iíve had to date. Pours Hazy golden orange in appearance. Nose is zesty filled with green apples, lemon, orange peal, vinous, and wood. Flavor is mouth puckering like tart apples and this beer is so crisp and alive in your mouth. Really fantastic!
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to egajdzis for securing this rarity...
Appears a hazy, light straw toned gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap and collar. Streaky lacing is left all around the glass.
Smell is of wet hay, lemon zest, coriander, and notes of lemon pledge.
Taste is of mouth puckering, zingy lemons, tart wheat, berries, and tart apples.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fluffy on the palate. Itís mouth puckering, yet addictive.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Mike for sharing this ultra-rare bottle. And what a treat it was. The funk in the aroma jumps right out at you as soon as you sniff, further rewarding you with clean woody notes, and a cat fur/animal kind of note. I guess thatís what youíd call horseblanket. Wicked tart when it hits the tongue, lip-smacking, though a touch thin in the finish with a bit of a band-aid note and lots of wood. Huge brett-like presence to this, all sorts of funk, all sorts of awesome. Thanks, Mike!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks for Eric for brining this one (and thanks to Mike for giving this one to Eric!). 12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of funk, sweaty, lemons, and an all around tartness. Tastes of lemons, green apples, wheat, and some bready doughiness. Nice puckering tartness. Damn this was a good beer. I wish I could get this as my everyday beer!