MaxxDaddy (410) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dave from BT. Huge thanks, as I’ve missed this the other times it came out. Pours golden straw with minimal bubbles. Aroma is knock-your-socks of tart with lemons and even more prominently, olives! I’m not a fan of olives, but the aroma was very nice I must admit. The taste was unworldly with regard to this style. Massive sourness, with more lemons coming out and perhaps a white wine sort of feel. For a 2% beer, there is a ton of flavor. Finishes dry and tart. Man, this was too freakin’ good!
beerbill (3536) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all, a huge thank you to Dave from BT for bringing this bottle and sharing it with us yesterday. It was a real treat. Pours a crystal clear gold with no head. Exceptional clarity. Very pleasant aroma of white grapes, tart apples, and citrus. The flavor is just superb: sour, tart and very bright with apples, citrus and a bit of the wheat funk. There is also some white wine acidity as well as some riesling sweetness present. Finish is very crisp and a bit dry. Excellent beer.
malrubius (1855) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared by Dave from BT. Pale clear cider color. White wine and olives aroma. Mildy tart white wine and limeade with fine sugar and mild cloy. Mostly still with some internal carbo. A lot like drinking a white wine. I’m still not sold on the style. Need to acquire the taste, I guess.
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, at WeeHeavySDs 2000th rating party, thanks to wetherel! Pours a clear light gold with a small white ring. Huge funky aroma, with notes of malt, herbs, and grass. Taste is intensely sour, herbal, and grassy, with a hint of smoke, wood, and lemon. Lingering clean grassy sourness. Really different and excellent.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle from who else shared at WeeHeavySD’s 2000th rate tasting. Huge thanks Mike! Light yellow. Wow. very sour. This is very good. I was wondering what all the hooplah was all about, and how a 2% beer could make it to the top 50. Now I know. Tons of flavor and easy to drink. Oh man, I want a keg of this.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle shared at WeeHeavySD’s 2000th rate tasting. I liked Berliner Weisses when I first had them. Then I had a REAL sour ale. After that, I couldn’t find another good Berliner Weisse. But now I have. Wow, this is an amazing beer. lots of sour aromas and flavor. Still some wheat twang on the finish which brings you back to reality that yes, this IS a berliner Weisse. Very Very good.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Wetherel, you are the man John. Pours yellow and slightly fizzy. Aroma of tart lemon and sour apple. Flavor was surprisingly sour, are berliner weisse’s usually this sour? Very excited to try this one.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of wetherel. Thanks, John! Pours a hazy, whitish-straw color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Loads of white grape notes, lightly tart citrus, and doughy / tortilla (thanks, Ali!) notes in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of dense, tart citrus, lively and crisp acidity, and plenty of lemons and white wine grape notes; funky, horsey, solid Berliner weisse with a great balance of acidity and tarted up citrus. Lengthy finish: tart citrus, lemons, and basic dry core.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz Bottle from my main man Wetherel, thanks John for another top 50, he got this via trade with EDA and shared at my 2000th rating tasting with Kmweaver and his wife, my girlfriend Cyn, dalekliz, fordest, toncatcher, and wetherel. Pours yellow with a bubbly head. Nose is amazing, super duper tart and very appley. Taste is puckeringly tart very nice beer extreme in a lot of ways and overall awesome!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from EDA, duh. Well this was my first or second beer of the evening so my palate was very fresh, which made the sourness feel like it was taking teeth down with it as I swallowed. It is just so weird how you can say" shit, it is sour" and have the sour be more than just yucky sour so much so that you just cant take your nose away and you mouth as well. So my ratings dont explain much, sorry.