mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from The Scratch. Poured a murky light pink colour with a tidy white head. There is a hint of fruit in the aroma and also a hint of vinegary sourness which also comes through in the flavour. Easy to drink for a sour beer with that nice slightly sweet and sour flavour that gets the taste buds working overtime. Not at all mouth puckering.
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a fantastic ruby red with a very foamy white, slightly pink head. Loads of lacing. Looks superb. Nose shows faint tart, ripe berries, some sweetness and a touch of funk and hay. Sweet tarty cheesecake taste. Biscuit malts back light berry tart superbly. Damn sessionable and thirst quenching stuff. Really well done beer. Enjoyed it more than Feral’s Watermelon Warhead which I find in a similar vein
hawthorne00 (2433) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 7C. Red with a just pink head that settles to an inch, laces well. Aroma is wheaty with ... well, flowers and skins of cranberry, slightly yogurty, hints of spices. Subtle but intriguing. Taste is much more tart than suggested by the aroma. Cranberries are there, but the flowers not so much. Good.
ALLOVATE (2410) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Over excited it looses a towering, bubbly white head of foam that does recede with haste yet leaves a mess on the glass in its wake. Candi-apple red body, not quite bright with a fine drift of carbonation. Cranberry, wheat, camphor, plastic, Japanese dumpling dough, Clag™ glue - the aroma is not too welcoming. And then it goes all bi-polar on me. Sour, tart and tight with a very prominent Play-doh™/plastic finish. Dry sour finish, in fact it is parching. Like sucking on lime flesh. Pretty undemanding and one dimensional. Frothy mouthfeel and extremely lean in body. Not one of Temple’s best, in fact this is a little on the question mark side. Not good at all. (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store, Morley)
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby with a small, pink tinged head.
Hibiscus is quite bold on the nose, also the cranberries giving a slight bubblegum and mouthwash character. Nice though.
Similar cranberry and hibiscus as a flavour. Some sourness but refreshing rather than tart.
Way too much carbonation.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cookie. Not very intense. Aroma of berries. Taste is sweet, slightly sour, short-lived. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Red, with a thin head.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great to see Australian brewers venturing deeper into unfamiliar brewing styles. I have no yardstick against which to measure this - never experienced a true Berliner weisse - so this is a pure RB hedonistic rating. Poured a peachy-rust with a huge, rocky pink Cremola Foam head that took its time to break down. Complex aroma of souring dark fruits - obvious cranberry, raisins, ginger and a violet floral note that presumably is hibiscus. Exceptionally light in body with a champagne-like sherbety finish that suits the style. Gossamer-light flavours. Tart but balanced. Floral finish. Summery, quenching. Would be interested to hear what a connoisseur of the style made of this. I suspect this would rate a lot higher in the right country. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky red colour with poor head and lacing. Hop spice malt aroma. Sour malt apple flavour. Flat palate.
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Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy red colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, acidity, sour mash with some floral notes. Taste is light sweet leading to an acidic and sour finish. Mouth feel is extremely carbonated. Decent but too many bubbles for my liking.
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium crimson, with a huge pink-tinged head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Both the hibiscus and cranberry are noticeable in the aroma, along with a musty sourness and a slight cereal aroma. It is potently sour up front, but its tartness is moderated by floral hibiscus as it leads into the mid-palate. At this point the cranberries come through, adding a fruitiness to the sour flavour which feels a little confused. It finishes tart, but with little aftertaste. The sourness of this beer is really quite appealing. The hibiscus and cranberries, however, are unnecessary additions that merely serve to get in the way of the beer’s natural characteristics. It’s alright, but it could have been a whole lot better.