criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Im confused as to why this didnít get higher ratings. I was blown away by this beer. I thought the sour and flavor balance was perfect. Wool hunt foyer this beer the rest of my life.
chucklemation (791) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, coriander, white pepper, and tart lactic acid. Flavor is sour lactic acid, citrus, and coriander. Good stuff.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear copper color. Aroma and taste are light fruits and light tartness.
tfontana (156) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Brewery. Aroma is mild yeasty basement aroma, similar to a Kolsch. Appearance is cloudy pale yellow with minimal head and slight lacing. Taste is strong lemony tart/sour with a background of corn chip. Palate is light bodied, thin texture and a long tart finish. Overall, not my style of beer so canít say it was that enjoyable but pretty true to the style.
rjplumer (663) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild sour lemon aroma. Cloudy muck-like yellow body with no head. Zesty lemon sour taste. This is certainly an acquired taste. Once past the sour part itís not bad.
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemongrass, wheaty tart aroma. Flavor is nicely tart but is a combo of tart and funky. Wheat, lemongrass backing. Good amount of tartness and body for a Berliner but funky is a bit off putting in a Berliner. Still really not that bad at all. Drinkable and refreshing.
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Chad9976 (1418) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not an expert on the Berliner Weisse style, but I do know what I like. White Birchís Berliner Weisse is close to my expectations of the niche style, but doesnít quite live up to them completely. While thereís nothing inherently wrong with it, I find itís just a little too mild to wow me. It is nice for what it is, though.
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.79 ($0.23 per ounce).
Appearance: Deep golden/maize hue with a highly cloudy body. No carbonation visible. Pours to a one-finger, white, soapy head which completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Lacto is prominent, but not especially strong. Some wheat and some green fruits, but otherwise mild.
Taste: This style is known and drank for its sourness and tartness, but in the case of this particular brew itís more of a subtle component rather than a front-and-center feature. The palette is a mix of pilsner and wheat malt; not especially sweet, though. On the second half I detect faint notes of green apple and grape as well as a quick lactic bite. The sourness does not linger and is not especially strong. This is disappointing because I remember having this beer at the brewery about a year ago and it was a much stronger and more complex beer Ė what happened?
Drinkability: A beer like this is exactly what you want on a hot summerís day and in that aspect, White Birch Berliner Weisse works. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, but the carbonation level is surprisingly low with a slightly watery, tepid texture. Itís also difficult to believe itís 5.5% ABV when it feels and drinks like something closer to 4%. I couldnít honestly recommend this as a session beer based on this serving.
mikesaum (642) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sour and a bit of wet hay, not much going on. Flavor is light wheat, then tart lemony notes then more wheat, simple easy drinking brew, refreshing. Overall not too bad.
Aniela (3613) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my backlogg:
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Hazy golden beer with an offwhite head. Sourish grassy,aroma. Sourish citrus fruity a bit salty flavour.
tomthompson89 (1933) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Berliner. Downed a few of these on our trip out east. Lively carbonation, hazy yellow. Sour nose and flavour but soon refreshing! Great simple beer
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milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Twelve ounce can. Less sour than many of the style, but a valid interperation. Cloudy dark straw color.