UncleJ (16) - - JUL 5, 2013
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Having no familiarity with the brewer I'm reluctant to say that this beer is the result of intentional disrespect for the consumer. It is in any event nothing approximating a Berliner weisse, as evidenced most prominently by the crystal malt sweetness and high original gravity (traditionally Berliner weisse is less than 4% abv). This isn't an especially good brew by any measure but calling it a Berliner Weisse is either to assume the person drinking it a fool or to misunderstand the style entirely. Either way, disappointment is all but assured.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
burg326 (2757) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of apples, light tart lemons, some lacto and some wheat. Flavors were the same with a graininess to it as well. A decent berliner overall.
jbruner (1696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with dissipating bubbly white head. Aroma of nice wheat and lactic sour mash. Taste follows, definitely almost like a what based champagne. Bubbly, soft carbonation and light on the palate. Very traditional, but very nice. Awesome for the price point, $4.99 a bomber!
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Swift Hibernian Lounge, NYC, 25/11/13.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate odd white covering.
Nose is soured apple skin, tarte lemon rind, citric dipped straw, soured peach.
Taste comprises dank fleshy fruit, tarte apple and pear skins, straw, well pitched light acidic tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a lick of spritz, refreshing finish.
Decent íLinner - ticks all the boxes.
kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a very minimal fizzy white head that faded immediately leaving no trace of head at all. Doesnít look very Beliner like. The nose has a fairly heavy amount of caramel and vegetal notes, very minimal tartness. It actually reminds me a bit of cognac on the nose, and Iím not so sure thatís a good thing. The flavor is pretty poor. Thereís a heavy amount of caramel sweetness, fairly noticeable alcohol, just the lightest lactic note on the finish. Again, that weird undercurrent of cooked vegetables. This isnít refreshing or crisp in the slightest. Overly heavy and a little sticky, at least the carbonation level is high, helping to keep the clinginess down some. The more of this I have, the more I dislike it. Why did I spend actual money on this?
seth_lfod (248) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
$5 22oz at Bertís figured Iíd get WB another try. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Smell is typical Berliner, wheat, lactic, sour, and slight funk. Taste however, does not hold up. Tastes like apples juice that has sat out in the sun for a couple days. Sourness is there, but the spoiled apple flavors are hard to overcome. Dry finish.
Gachupines (746) - USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is sour fruit with a bit of barnyard and wheat. Flavor is strong sour apple with light malt. A bit over tart for my taste.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear orange with a soft white head that settles to a spotty film. Aroma is very funky and lactic with sours and earthy wet swamp. Taste is sour grapes lemons and lactic with funk and sour head candy. Palate is thin and very drying.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ale Jail, aroma of light tartness, light strawberry notes. Taste is sweet strawberry and light tartness, light body, nice Berliner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThisWangsChung (638) - 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.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an apple cider colour. Aromas of sour milk, lemon, and Apple. Flavours are of yogurt, funk, lemon. Quite sour... but in a good way. I like this.