MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Lacto funk, snappy wheat and a citrusy lime and green apple splash come together beautifully in this Berliner Weisse, developing plenty of sourness and refreshment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty hay blond.
-Watery passages are felt, which is normal at 2.5%. This is obviously quite quenching.
-The fruit character effortlessly evolves from citrus fruit to green apples.
-The effervescent carbonation remains soft on the palate.
-This is just so perfect in summer.
-There’s a slightly phenolic undercurrent that works with the lactic acidity and citrusy refreshment.
-If this were labeled ’Russian River’, it would get rave reviews.
-This more rustic than, say, the very professional Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner-style Weisse.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Bierkompass.
Appearance : clear pale yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Awesome citrusy tartness, nice wheat with a light lactic kick. Light funk. Not too much wheat for my taste.
Taste : Great tartness and nice wheat. Great finish. Very light smoke maybe. Light phenolic finish. Light mineral.
Overall : Awesome beer. I’m in love with the style and this one is a very nice example. I like that the wheat is more subdue than in the Bruery one for example. I also like the light lactic and funk. Only downside is the light rubbery phenols on the finish. I was very sad at the end of my glass...
EvilBuddha (69) - SLOVENIA - NOV 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 500 ml bottle into tulip. Pours pale straw, somewhat hazy effervescent body topped by meringue white, rather short lived head.
Aroma is sour & fruity with flowery character, barnyard funk and light malty sweetness penetrating through.
Showing less diversity than the aroma profile, flavor is dominated by lemony sourness with salty sensation (probably due to acidity) and some vinegar. The multilayered sourness doesn’t seem to be derived solely from addition of Lactobacillus. No malts or hoppy bitterness to speak of. Light bodied, highly carbonated and dry the beer is almost champagne like and lively on the palate. Not to my liking but nicely matching the requirements of the style.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle 4.5% BBE 30/08/2010. Hazy yellow colour with a tiny white head. Citrusy aroma with baking soda? and some spices. Flavour is very tart and citrusy with baking soda and spices.
Hermod (4362) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Bierkompass.de. Probably the ugliest label I have seen. Poured hazy, almost yellow color with a thin white head. Sour lemon aroma, spices. Flavor is salty and soury, baking soda perhaps or alike, very strange. Still something fascinating about it. High carbonation. My first Berliner Weisse. I think there are better ones out there. Just have to wait and see.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a hazy yellow colour with a billowing white head. initial aroma exclusively of lactic acid, quite harsh, with some gueuze-like notes of citrus fruits, barnyard funk and light cherries behind that. flavour is the same, with a medium citric sourness, some light notes of grain and a huge medicinal bready finish. light-bodied with lively carbonation.
thebeertourist (5102) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierboutique Ölwechsel, Frankfurt. 4.5% ABV. Cloudy yellow with a fast disappearing head and some big particles floating around. Refreshing lemony acidity as well as some brettanomyces. Quite acidic, hints of brettanomyces, quite a bit of lemon. Highly interesting and thirst-quenching.
ogivlado (6361) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml. -Trade with shrubber85 (thanks Roger!). Murky yellow coloured, small white head that went away fast, sharp acidic nose. The taste is also sharp acidic, yeasty and lemony with touch of barnyard near the end. Very refreshing and deadly drinkable beer.
Marko (4303) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in a trade with shrubber85 (thanks!), shared with ogivlado.
Poured a pale, dull murky yellow body with a small-medium white head that went away at a medium-fast pace.
Acidic sharpish nose, bit malty, funky.Whoa, I didn’t know this was a Berliner Weisse! Nice refreshing acidic taste with some dry, noticeable malty notes, bit berryish. Refreshing. The acidity attacks the tongue. This is certainly a surprise. Quite balanced and drinkable for what it is. Some herbal and dry cracker notes in the finish counter the acidity and make this probably the best BW I’ve had!
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. 4.5%. From Germany (bierkompass.de).
Hazy yellow colour with small white head.
Sour lemony citrus aroma with baking soda and medicine (of some kind?).
Flavour is as demanding as the flavour. Sour lemony citrusy flavour. Quite fizzy. This is quite hardcore. Label is printed in very lo-fi style.