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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Traditional German Berliner weisse beers are tart affairs, often sweetened by the addition of woodruff syrup. Brewed with white wheat malt and fermented with lactobacillus, our tart Berliner riffs on this popular German tradition with the flavors of key lime pie.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Generous lime and its acidity are met by precise salt and sugar in this pleasant ceviche-invoking Berliner Weisse.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the whitish blond.
-The smooth bubbling due to the Western tap serving doesnt help the mouthfeel that much. Would have helped if it were more effervescent, or drier-feeling.
-This actually drinks like a real Berliner though, so extra points for dosage with the adjuncts! This beer doesnt feel artificial (contrary to their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter).
-Extra point also for pulling off this high level of drinkability (oysters, lime juice, lactobacillus, authenticity nonetheless, etc.).

On tap at the brewery tasting room.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Cloudy, pale tan. Bit perfumey, tart, sweet key lime character is cute, a little goofy but pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13892) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Draft. Medium white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, lime, tart - really, Key Lime pie. Taste is medium sweet, Key lime pie, light perfume//flower, sourness. Light body, light acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6854) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Cigar City & Funky Buddha SAVOR event. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of big key limes. Tastes of key lime, vanilla, tart notes. Almost like a key lime pie. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Wonderful stuff. Subtle, well integrated and still exactly what it promises. Pours hazy blonde with OK head. Light clean finish. Light yeast. Subtle and understated. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Funky Buddha poured a cloudy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, key lime and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, key lime and light vanilla with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering key lime finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3574) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap at Hullabaloo. Cloudy yellow pour with a fleeting white head. Mild citrus bouquet. Tangy with loads of key lime notes. A bit one dimensional with malty backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8749) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
sample @ EBF 2015. unclear pale golden pour with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. obvious lime and other citrus - perfumey bergamot perhaps, hint of sweetness - ripened green apples and floral honey, light acidity - mainly lactic but not really supporting enough sweetness. average carboantion, light body - oily; lightly tart and herbal-grassy-lime-y finish. nice bit borderline artificial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
EBF Pours hazy blond with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits, weird vanilla, spices, candies. Taste is of sourness, fruits, citrus, salt. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Maybe too spicy?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5836) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Sample @ EBF.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow golden with a small white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Lime and lemon forward with nice spicy features, meringue and lactic notes.

Taste: Lime and lemon and spices/cinnamon, mild tartness, lactic notes and meringue sweetness/sugary presence.

Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Never watery. Lingering lime and spicy (mild to moderate) finish.

Overall: Super tasty Berliner Weisse, maybe even a tad too flavorful. Its still quite drinkable despite all the flavors. Like many Funky Buddha beers, its so close to the real taste they are trying to reproduce that it feels borderline artificial, but again here it stays acceptable... and so damn tasty.

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