MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewhouse. Arrived a cloudy maroon, with bloody highlights and redy pinkish head, which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was of cranberries, strawberries, sour lemon, with an odd funkiness to the end, almost fish like or similar to sea water. Taste was actually quite similar to sucking on a lemon and was very sour and sweet with cherries, cranberries, tart blackberries, some mild wheat and an almost salty finish. Light to medium bodied with a syrup texture and average finish. This beer was really odd and interesting.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one without any of the two flavourings. In hindsight, knowing that the flavouring came separate, I would have gone for the blackcurrant. Lots of lovely sourness making it seem very close to style (not that I’ve tried any others in the style!). Not entirely complex with lemony sherbet being the dominant characteristics, but very refreshing and satisfying.
vanvenlo (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
21 Mar 2006 - Blackcurrant sweet aroma. Cloudy dirty dark pink colour, with great head retention (like a strawberry spider). Sour and sweet blackcurrant flavour. Tart and sweet blackcurrant dry finish and aftertaste. Ok to drink with a sweet citrus/sour sorbet.
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very unique in the Australian context. Marketed as a very sour wheat beerwhich I guess is correct. One sip tells you the descriptor is bang on. dull orange in colour and a little cloudy. Subtle nose lacks defining character - perhaps served too cold. Front palate shows amazing intensity; very sour, loaded with citrus and lemon. Snaps the drinker to attention! Acidity and sourness drives right through the palate and ultimately dominates, but a little too much for my liking. Almost seems a but clumsy. Regardless, I have to applaude the intent even if I don’t really ’get it’.
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this one with blackcurrent thrwn in. Thick cloudy orange red colour with thick pink foamy head. Very nice to look at. Sweet berry aroma. Sour bitter flavour with baclcurrents. Fizzy palate.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at the wig and pen on the canberra day long weekend. yellow, lemon iced tea apearance with a quickly disappating head. curious aroma of lemon zest and sherbet with a hint of caper brine. amazing blast of flavour - plenty of lemon rind and lemon warhead sourness with a trace of olive saltiness and a quick dry finish. took a few sips to notice a little butterscotch sweetness. pretty hardcore sour and bloody good because of it. came with some blackberry puree on the side and was still pretty good and sour even with a big dollop of puree in it. full credit to the wig and pen for making such a daring and challenging version of this style and i must day i liked this one a lot more than the berliner weisse in berlin. and i can’t say i’ve ever seen berliner weisse in a pint glass over there