hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thanks!). Bottle labled bottled on 1/12/09. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of wheat, cereal, and lighter citrus. Tastes of citrus, wheatiness, cereal, and lighter spices. Lighter tart finish.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL, courtesy of juiceisloose. Faint head topping a fairly common pale wheat, hazed body. The biggesst drawback in the nose was quite a bit of sulphur. Otherwise tart and acidic, a lot of crisp wheat, some pepper. Smooth tart wheat flavor, melded very well, some spiciness later in the palate, with pepper evident as well. Nice smooth carbonation, acidic and drying without being prickly.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy WeeHeavySD. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small, foamy white head that settles to a thin film around the rim. The aroma shows notes of fresh tart citrus, crisp wheat and grains, and some lactic sourness also. The flavor follows suit with the tart citrus and crisp wheat. Some yeast, lactic sourness, and spices come through as well. Not overly sour, but just refreshing and tart. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a crisp, dry finish that leaves you wanting more. This would be a great beer on a hot day. Really refreshing stuff, and a solid berliner weiss.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, courtesy juiceisloose. Pretty fresh. Pours a lightly hazy golden straw color. A small head of off white foam leaves scant, skinny lines of lacing behind. The nose shows fairly classic Berliner Weiss character, light lactic sourness and tart citrus essences showing atop a fresh, crisp, wheat and cereal grain bill. It just flat out smells refreshing. Flavors follow suit, light and grainy, very clean tasting, with moderate citric tartness and yeasty, lactic sourness. Easy going and refreshing as hell, the moderate palate dries out on the finish, causing the mouth to beg for sip after sip. I suspect this will only get better and more tart over time. Awesome summertime option.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml C+C bottled on Jan. 12, 2009. A very pleasant and drinkable, if not overly sour Berliner. Sweeter wheat aroma, just the smallest hint of lacto and no brett on the nose. Some old milk, lemongrass, peaches and cream. Balanced sweet and tart aroma. Pours a brilliant pale gold with an very bright, and quickly receding white head. The flavor is incredibly refreshing, albeit not that complex. Wheat, lemon, lacto, milk, moist cereal. Not too tart, a bit of citrus zest. Maybe some banana with a touch of spice. Creamy body with zesty carbonation. The lacto really comes through on the finish. Not too complex at all, but lacking any flaws. Delicious and insanely drinkable. If this were around my area, I’d drink the hell out of this in the summer. Thanks Jonathan!
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this 750. Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of wheat, cereal grains, light tartness and floral notes. Flavor of a nice crisp tartness, wheat, lemon, citrus and cereal grains. Nice crisp tartness and very floral.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a very clear medium golden color with a small fizzy white head. Nose of grass, wheat, citrus and kind flavor was kind of salty-sweet. I’m still getting used to this style, quite nice and refreshing overall.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Special thanks to JuiceIsLoose for the taste. Hazy yellow. Aroma is sour lemons and funky yeast. Flavors follow. Tart, light and refreshing. Nice brew.
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, no date. Clear pale straw with a two finger frothy white head, good retention. Lots of pale wheat up front with some grassy hop notes behind. There is a little bit of banana and saltine in there as well. The flavor does have some lemon sourness, but not near as sour as a lot of Berliners that I’ve had. Semi-dry with bitterness at a 2. Light body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good Berliner--not too sour, so more than sourheads would enjoy this. I do like the New Glarus better than this, however.
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma puts forth modest notes of warm bread, clove, CornNuts and only a rumor of banana. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Light pale grain sweetness and mild lemon tartness. Crisp, tangy finish.