BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2016 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle from Binnys Marcy (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich glowing golden orange hue, healthy glow and lively carbonation. A cakey whitish head sits atop, sticks around as a layer and laces ok overall. Lively carbonation, firm haze and inviting glow. Aromas are tart sour mash, lactobacillus, lemons and dust. Flaked wheat, bready malts, and touches of yogurt. A more vibrant lemony and orange aroma starts to grow as it warms, firm sourness on the front. Lactic, yogurt, and dry bready grainy malts, mellow sweetness swept up into a sufficiently citrusy sour nose. Simple yet inviting. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thicker and sweeter up front presenting some estery fruit, apple and touches of banana. A yeasty dryness, grainy bready, straw and dry grass. Mellow spice, gentle pear, light touches of tartness hit the palate, a firm kick of sweetness, straw, and estery fruit. Middle is a bit thick and more in line with a wheaty beer, lacking a stronger tart kick, remaining a bit sweet, malty, with some flashes of dryness. Backend offers yogurt, spicy yeast, and flaked wheat and estery fruit. Lacks the refreshing sourness and lighter easily drinkable body I’d want. Perhaps some time will do it good, but it shouldn’t be drank right now.. It’s mildy tart with more defining bigger wheat ale characterstics, estery fruit, spice, and dryness, flaked wheat elements and some thicker body in there. Nose wasn’t bad, but the beer falls well short of the goal it set for itself. It’s not a bad beer, but it’s just much different than expected.
Draft at Magic Valley Beer Festival. Tart more than sweet, almost a sour beer. Light color and crisp taste, refreshing summer drink, clean finish. BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
12oz bottle on 1st June 2016, outside our holiday cabin in Big Bear Lake, California. Misty orange pour, weak white, wispy head. Strongest BW I have ever had, it did it no harm, usual semi-sour citrus/yeasty/tart/sharp flavours and aromas. Decent and a great refreshing beer after a days driving and sight seeing. ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Cloudy, dull orange appearance with a small white head. Aroma of orange peel, banana, clove, bready malts, lemon zest and yeast. Similar flavor, moderately acidic and mildly sweet with a hint of alcohol. Medium body with an astringent, light bitter finish. It’s a little bit hard to drink and it just tastes a little dull and off overall. Meh. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Set One, from July 4, 2010, at The Spud Drive-In, Driggs, ID Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Higher alcohol than a typical Berlinerweisse, I still really enjoy this beer. Their is more body, which offers a wonderful balance to the acidity. One of my ultimate go-tos when I’m in the mood a tart treat. lightbias (453) - USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from a rep who may no longer be a friend of mine. This opened fine, poured okay, and the aroma was lighter but more harsh than I expected. First sip told me that either this is a bad bottle, or this stuff is terrible. Highly acidic citrus in levels that made this is drain pour. First beer of the night. Actually uncomfortable to drink. He’ll need to make it up to me if he thinks this is a decent beer.
dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Interesting twist on a Berliner Weiss, if it can still be called that. The sweet hefeweizen notes blend nicely with the traditional sour resulting in a muted SweetTart affect. RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and yeast. Taste is citrus, fruit, spice, malt, and yeast. Decent. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Tap] Light golden color with a white head. Cloudy pour. Musty grains, green apples and wet grass in the nose. Notes of dough, citrus, clove, peppercorn and some alcohol in the taste. Harsh levels of acidity. Lots of carbonation. Lingering tart citrus finish. Thinner body. Not that easy to drink. Tasting notes from 8/2014. benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
The aroma of this beer isn?t very strong; the most present element is the yeast. The taste is very good; there?s both sweet and (citrus) sour. The palate is refreshing. Good beer, even though I?m still not certain how much I like the Berliner Weiss style. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12oz bottle Poured into a tulip -- Pours and smells like a really good Berliner. Flavor doesn’t back it up, too sweet not enough sour. Decent drinker.