ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isnít very impressive, a one finger white shade with crap retention. It just fades away into a dinky collar in no time flat, without leaving much (if any) lacing on the glass.
S: Thereís not much sourness here. What this does have, is funk. The stank-ass cheese notes are in full effect here - overpowering a backbone of apple and *maybe* some wheat buried beneath. Another reviewer said ídiapersí and Iím prone to agree with him. The aroma doesnít quite agree with me, though.
T: Wow, this is cidery. There are a ton of apple notes to open this up, with a touch of cheesy funk on the back end. Other finishing notes include some wheat, and a touch of butter. No hints of sourness anywhere. The more I drink it, the less it tastes like a cider and the more it tastes...off. These off notes arenít fully endearing, either.
M: Not quite as lively as Iíd like it to feel - the syrupy body seems to conceal some of the carbonation. Instead of being wickedly drinkable, itís only kind of drinkable - a Berliner should always achieve the former. However, I would call it írefreshingí.
O: Man, Iíve given out a lot of mediocre scores these past couple of days, havenít I? Anyways, Iím 0 for 2 when it comes to Berliners, and this one didnít even have any sourness to it. Instead, this seems like an odd cider - drinkable, yes, but not particularly good. Iíll have to blow more $$$ to really gauge whether White Birch deserves its status as a memetic joke brewery, though.
ScipioA (247) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unassuming yellow straw body with a white head. Smells nice and tangy, taste is a little weaker than I prefer. Solid Berlin, especially at its price point.
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased in Portland. Hazy yellow color. Mildly acidic aroma. I taste some lactose even though there is none in here. Sour, light notes of citrus, and light wheat sweetness. Refreshing and good.
mathieuc (1143) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Tip Tap Room in Boston. Pours a light golden and is topped by a small white rim that leaves no lacing. Nose is of fruits, tart wheat, lemony and lightly grassy. Taste is tart, almost salty like a gose but not quite. A little rotten fruits is what I tasted at first but it quickly went away and all I was left with a more than fair berliner. Body was light, carbonation medium-high and it was really refreshing. This would not win "best in style" by any mean but it was good and refreshing!
hockeybeerguy (1468) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a hazy golden body and gives a quick one finger white head appears for less than ten seconds. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen and no lacing is around the sides of the glass. I also hear the carbonation fizzing fairly strong.
The smell has a sour wet wheatness with some pale malts in the background.
The taste has a large presence of lemon and that strong wet wheat combined. It comes across very tart and sour.
The palate is about a light to medium, highly carbonated with a powerful acidic finish.
Overall, though Iím not really into this beer, I canít say too much about it since it is my first one of this style. Iíd probably only revisit to compare to others of this style, but will say this: this is a highly drinkable and refreshing beer.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep golden. Nose was pleasant sour at first then got sweet, malty, and sourness became pungent and acetic. Flavor was malty and pungent acetic acids. meh
SSSteve (3719) - - FEB 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle. lightly hazy gold with no head. tart with a bit of melanoidin sweetness. black tea flavors with mild tartness. tannic. flat. not as good as their other offerings.
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Nose is sour yogurt, cheese, hints of sour fruit, wheat, grains and strong yeast. Taste is sour fruit, stinky cheese notes, wheat, funky yeast, yogurt, toasted malt, grains and earthy notes. Body is light-medium with a dry finish and slight acidic feel. Light bubbly carbonation to this as well. Ends with more yogurt notes, sour fruit, wheat, funky yeast, grains and soft funky cheese notes.
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of sconnell. Pours a clear straw. Almost no head or collar. Aroma is grassy, funky, and some white grape. Taste is tart, light lemon, some faint earth. Medium-high carbonation despite the lack of head or collar. Good light, crisp body. It does hide the 5.5% well.
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear, cider color. A certain feminine aroma with cereal, vinegar and some penicillin. Medium sour up front, clear, cereal, not a complexity thing. Cidery, overall. Medium body with low bittering. Thanks to somebody @ Proof. Bottle.
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with almost no head. Smells of lemon, citrus, yeast, some tart and earthy notes. Flavor is a tangy lemon citrus with some yeast and tart fruit. Light bodied.