mverity (265) - 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.
UDBeernut (1673) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
picked this one up from stateline on my trip down 95. pours hazy light gold, minimal head. nose is light wheat. taste is a flat line of acidic sour, lemons from start to end. light body and refreshing in this floriduh heat.
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Hazy pale yellow pale golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste some sourness, straw, hayish, lemon. Iím disappointed actually, expected more from this. Not good.
jjsint (736) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014. Straw coloured with less cloudiness than many Berliners but still quite hazy. Aroma of talcum powder and sour lemon drops. Sour tartness hits you, then dissipates into a dry woody finish. Superb. Mouthfeel is a bit weak though. All in all this is a pretty phenomenal sour. The big ABV probably helps. Chuffed to get this on cask, I didnít think a Berliner would work on cask but I was wrong.
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at 2014 GBBF. Hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a fleeting white head. Aroma sour mashed grains, slightly stale and sharp lemon rind. Flavour is sour grapes, wheaty doughy grains and sharp acid. Tangy fruit finish, palate is doughy and flabby. Grape skins. Moderate carbonation. Lacks punch.
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At GBBF 2014. Hazy pale gold lasting white head. Lemon cabbage aroma. tasty lemon sour with some character. Some lactic flavour. Itís ok I thought. Bit dry on the finish. Ok lemom a tad lactic but I like the dry finish.
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours cloudy golden with a small white head. The nose is toasty, grainy, salt & vinegar chips and barnyard. The taste is bitter, tart, grainy, strong vinegar, lemon peel, grainy, lactic, cheesecake and milk curds with dry finish. Light-medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Very vinegary. Poor berliner.
ScipioA (287) - 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 (4401) - 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 (1248) - 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 (1947) - 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.