supermickau (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful colour with hints of hibiscus and cranberry flavour. Easy drinking for long hot days.
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Rehabilitated (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would usually steer clear of fruit infused beers, previously I’ve found them too sweet.
This however has a mild sour kick and is flavourful but devoid of the sweetness I’d associate with anything of that colour.
A nice entry into sours for the uninitiated (like me) and will suit lager drinkers looking to change up their repertoire over summer.
I’ll definitely drink this more often in good lager weather.
maneliquor (3463) - 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
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark pink/red, with a pinkish head and thick lacing. Sweet, fruity (cranberry) yet acidic aroma. Nice biscuit-esque maltiness and moderate but surprisingly smooth carbonation. Thirst quenching, tasty and very sessionable.
mkel07 (4256) - 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.
hawthorne00 (2772) - 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.
Davros (2260) - 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.
highlandlad (1434) - 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.)
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting light red poor. Plenty of up front tart, bitter sour flavours. Has a watery cranberry juice flavour and taste to it. Slight lingering dryness on the palate. Pretty refreshing though.
Interesting tasty little beverage that may be On the menu over summer.
floydian1 (1155) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Belgian Beer Cafe, Eureka Tower, Melbourne. Clear light red pour with a large dense pink head that lasts. Nose is tart cranberries and light wheat malts. Palate is light bodied and tingly with a decent sour finish balancing out the initial Ribena-like sweetness. It tastes like a true Berlinerweiss with a dash of fruit syrup (to mask the sourness) which is popular way to drink it in Germany but I always preferred it without the schuss.