Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BCTC 2009. Pours a hazy light gold with a thinning white head- fades to nothing. Prickly carbonation. Aroma is peaches, although dulled down by almost a lacto infection, light crackery malts, DMS, sulfur is pretty big as well, pineapple tropicalness- and solvent. Flavor is more sulfur, cracker, peach extract and dull un-ripe peach, mineral, green, husky, thin wet oxidized paper and peach pit with more solvent- Ugh.
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(BCTC, draft) Murky pineapple juice body with minimal white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach, some pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, some peach, seltzer. Uncarbonated light body.
rds (230) - USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cloudy,pale golden body, very minimal head, summery flavor, crisp, nice fruitiness. I was pleasantly surprised.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
BCTC 2009, Muky cloudy pale yellow. Tart peach aroma. Taste was way off. Peach flavor, lemony tartness, water nastiness. Yuck
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at BCTC 2009: Cloudy yellow with nearly no head. Berliner Weisse like aroma- light lactic notes with some tart peach and grains. Vacant flavor- a bit musky, grainy and watered down. No body, and quite boring.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at BCTC. Let me say up front that the guy serving this (and representing the brewery, whether he actually works for them or not I don’t know) was a total dick.
Onto the beer, I was really excited when I saw the name of this and the ABV, thinking it may be a berliner weisse. The aroma suggests that it was, but the flavor was just a disaster. Quite wheaty in the aroma, though some odd potato/french fry aromatics are noted. The flavor though, just thin, wheaty water, almost nothing else going on. And the pour was hideous. The first beer of the day I dumped.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BCTC at Peekskill’s booth. Pours a milky pale yellow (looks a bit like white peach juice actually…) with a thin white head. Light mustard, faint wheat, and light fruit. Body is watery and thin. There’s a light almost peach flavor to it, but not really prominent, and might not be my first guess if I hadn’t known to be looking for it. Finishes a little rough and grainy. I wasn’t sure what to make of this one. Seems like it wants to be a Berliner Weisse, and at 3.5% it would be about right for it, but it doesn’t have the crisp acid, which would make it a lot nicer of a beer. The brewer may have actually been going for that, but I can’t be sure as the volunteers didn’t know, and the one employee of the brewpub there that I spoke with had no idea what a Berliner Weisse even was.