sourpatch (2) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If I could get more of this in Maryland, I would give up water and replace it with this. Perfectly done and the best Berliner Weisse Iíve ever had.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite style, the pour is extremely pale yellow almost white. The aromas are funky sour, lemon and lactic. If sour beer is your thing this is it, extremely tart like lemon juice. Carbonated sour lemonade is the best way to describe. Great stuff, so glad i found this.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer has a super light yellow color.. Great clarity. Little to no head. The aroma is sour and of cereal. The flavor has such a nice sour kick to it. The carbonation seems high but itís nice in this beer...it helps accent the sourness. At ~3% ABV in addition to being great tasting, this beers drinkability is off the charts. It has such an unreal clean lactic flavor. No acetobacter/vinegar flavors. Pure clean sourness. There is no doubt in my mind that this is easily my favorite session beer of all time, and one if my absolute favorites of all time.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice yeasty, tart berliner weiss. pale yellow in color, bright white head. outstanding tartness.
shadowaeb (17) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this style, so pardon the bias.
On tap at Blind Lady, mixed with a little Framboise on second glass.
Flavor gets two words: Wicked Tahbht (Tart for you non-bostonians). Lacto and brett clear and loud, a bit of sour apple and some wheatyness. Framboise not my fave to mix, but gave it a nice sweetness that made it more palatable to my less adventurous friends.
Had a transparent blonde color with great carbonation. Light and sparkly, perfect for a hot day in San Diego.
EithCubes (4574) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750, only capped, from the first batch to hit Indianaís shelves. Nose is lightly tart but very wild, sort of dusty barnyard, pastry notes, and mild but creamy yeast starter. Hazy, very pale yellow body with a creamy and dense (miniscule bubbles!), heavily lacing, sparkling, brilliantly white head. Taste is much tarter than expected but superbly balanced, a little lemon cleaner in with the lambic-y sourness, but the smooth aftertaste is the real story, waves and waves of lightly-baked bread with stronger sourdough and pretzel overtones. Extremely long-lasting milky/ lacto tone. Well-attentuated, dry goodness, slimy but full and smooth, creamy body. Avoids all of the harsh metallic notes that Kindl offers but still lacks some of the wild spontaneity of Schtltheiss. So, on the whole, YES! We finally have a great (great) Berliner in the States.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pineapple yellow, slight haze .. . medium head, sturdy lacing .. . jesus, light tart notes from citrus to funky space banana to refreshing uplifting fruit notes; truly complex and fun! .. . I wish I had access to this because i would drink it aaaaaaallllllll the time! .. a true delight to drink, thanks wolfy!
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DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Ok presentation, whitish yellow and just a white ring on top. Pretty grainy nose but in a nice berliner weisse way...lots of cereal and wheat..I actually dig it. Holy shit, the bruery may have temporarily redeamed itself with this...this actually tastes like a true berliner...tart and grainy, with the emphasis on the tart. Very nice and amazingly to style...if I was a mormon or something but with the same super abnormal sophisticated palate that everyone knows I possess, I may drink ths daily. I still hate the bruery, but about 1 10th as much as before.
Re-Rate: After 10 bottles or so, I must increase the flavor and overall impression scores....this has become my go-to beer. A bit on the expensive side for an every day drinker because its only 3.1%, but its just soooo damn good!
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 hand-bottle thanks to hopdog!
Hazy lemony-gold with a small head, gone pretty fast. Nose has lots of grain along with crisp lemon and hint of lactic. It approaches gueuze level sourness and funk with warmth, but the wheat always gives it a unique identity. Flavor is quite sour, but thereís a great balance here, the wheat and lactic present in tandem to create a great flavor. Thin mouth but enough carbonation to keep going. Itís a little grainy for me, but still a very nice example that shows off a lot of the qualities I enjoy in a BeWe. Well done. Thanks Steve!
An official 750, drank in about 10 minutes. As session-able a beer as Iíve had. Never mind complexity and all that... the rating on this goes up because I will drink this every chance I get. I know it will be great, and I know I will be able to drink whatever else I want to right after this. Canít say that about 750ml of most Top 50 beers.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 10/30/2009. This Berliner Weisse pours a slightly hazy pale yellow straw color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention, and decent lacing. The aroma is tart lemons, some bread and some tartness. A medium bodied Berliner Weisse. The malts are fruity and tart, crisp and sharp. Nice balance between the tartness and the malts. Excellent carbonation. Lots and lots of flavor for a 3.1% beer. Excellent interpretation of the style, its not as tart as some of the others, you can drink this one without worrying about tooth enamel or stomach problems laterÖ No not really but. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is tart.