beertholomeus (1646) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden yellow with a thin white head. Funk, tart, biscuit, fruit and malt aroma and flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Dry funk, biscuit and fruit finish.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2/3/16] Draught at Jupiter in Berkeley. Pale yellow. Aroma of pickled vegetables, a bit lemony. Tart flavor, lemony, lactic, pickled vegetables. Quite light-bodied. Not the best Berliner.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Translucent yellow straw coloured pour with a lasting white froth. Aroma is decent crisp lemon, wheat, grainstore, grain husks. Flavour is composed of tar lemon rind, pucking acid, doughy grains with a hint of funky apple. Palate is grainy, acidic, tangy, highish carbonation. Good Berliner, little hint of funk.
batneil (600) - - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprised that this was a sour. Smells quite sharp and has a lemony taste. Leaves quite a dry feeling in mouth. (K)
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a draft pour at the brewpub in Sebastopol. Came in the glass straw colored with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of sour lemon,. Medium body. Flavor is sour fruit and citrus. Finishes with a lot of funk. Quite delicious
popery (1941) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a pale straw yellow with a small, white, fizzy head. The bubbles dissipate to nothing quickly. The liquid is fairly cloudy. Nice lemony, lacto-tart aroma. Mild vinous note with a bit of oak. Yogurt and tart citrus. Maybe more sour tangerine than lemon. Medium funk. Everything blends well. Taste has moderate to medium tartness. A bit more of the pinot noir barrel comes through. Creamy feel with hints of sweeter fruitiness. Cherries, apricots, peaches and tangerines cut with lime acidity. Some wheaty sweetness and body. This bottle mistakenly sat around in my cellar for maybe six-ish months, and based on other reviews, I think that was a good thing. Rather solid Berliner.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden beer with a low off-white head. Light tart aroma. Tart and light grain flavor with light sourness. Medium-light bodied. Tartness/light sourness lingers with light grain.
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours translucent lemony gold with a few temporary bubbles. Aroma is clean with just the slightest of brett notes. Med minus body. Flavor is quite tart and earth/brett with lots of citrus (or something like it) followed by mild sweat sox. Finishes tart, citrus, earth/brett. Other than tart the flavors are relatively mild, but it’s a very pleasant drink. Bet it would be a hit on the Ku’damm. Course they’d probably put a bunch of sugary stuff in it, but ...
Tide (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at City Beer SF. Hazy yellow color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, tart, wheat, grapefruit, acidic notes and grass. Sour finish with citrus, tart and wheat. Very nice berliner weisse, at least the recent batch is very true to the original style and has no off flavors.
jfb (5366) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a very hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of gooseberries and sauerkraut, with a hint of white chocolate, blueberries and pale malts. flavour is heavy lemon juice and sauerkraut, quite heavy on the lactic acid, with some notes of pepper and grass. medium-bodied with average carbonation.