RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
a.k.a. Chris’s Summer Delight, an unfiltered, refreshingly tart small batch beer conceived by our own Chris Haveman from 50% wheat malt and just a touch of Hersbrucker hops.

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mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Lemon aroma. Tart, refreshing, not bad. Apple cider with a malt backbone and more fruit in the finish.

thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
22 oz bottle: apperance is like apple juice with a white head. Aroma is of stale malt. Taste is of sour apple’s and a hint of malt.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
651mL shared at Campdown Brewdown. Poured a clear yellow. Weak head. Nose is a bit poopy with urine. Taste is buttery and lemon. Very slick. Palate is papery, thin. Not really a Berliner Weisse. Very poor.

JLLSU (242) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
22oz bottle from Total Wine- Kennesaw, GA. Pours dull gold with a fizzy white head that instantly disappears. Not much of an aroma at all, but there is a little bit of funky hay. Taste is lemony grain without much sour on the back end. Palate is decently carbonated and sort of astringent. Not a bad little beer, but nothing memorable.

IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2012
On Tap at the Brewpub in Hood River, OR Light golden with a short lived white head. Light malty aroma and a p[pleasant soft flavor. Quick and refreshing.

ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, delicate golden-hued body with an inch-plus head of white foam.

Smell: Cereal grains and wheat soaked leisurely in sour lemon juices with a yogurt-esque lactic hint enveloping it.

Taste: A touch of sweetened grains, then a lemony, citrusy twang pops on the tongue. Light vegetal tones. The lactic quality is there, but it’s pretty mild not quite allowing for a full-on pucker (or even a near-pucker grimace). Some minerals and more of the mild lactic character on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I found it to be both pleasant and quite refreshing, which was what I was looking for in this beer.

madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Bottle - Pours light amber with a thin film of light tan head. Nose is sour wheat, not very tart, with hints of lemon. Taste is pretty dry and minerally, with a light sour wheat tang and a sheen of citrus on the finish. A bit watery, and well-carbonated. The definition of meh, and bummed that this wasn’t good. A $4.99 bomber of berliner weisse is something I don’t see every day.

Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle $4.99. Clear golden pour with a white head. Taste is only lightly tart with some lemon rind, touch of grainy sweetness. Mild dry finish. This was certainly refreshing s close to being good, but doesn’t quite hit the mark. Quite refreshing but not anything to go nuts over.

PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Hood River, Or - on tap as Chris’s Summer Delight at the brewpub. Medium gold pour, nice soft white head. Good sour flavor with some hint of tangy raspberries. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Keg @ Washington Commons, Brooklyn. Pours hazy gold with a big white head. The nose is lightly tart sweet lemon and honey. Simple. The taste is very crisp light citrus, lemon rind. Tart. Some spring water, a bit of wheat and white grape. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, corker of a summer beer. Very easy to drink. This definitely went down well in 90 degree weather!

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