ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2017 AmykalH04 (35) - - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was hoping for more. not very sour definitely not imperial but i guess thats due to ABV.
A- pours a super bright yellow almost transparent. reminds me of being dehydrated.
S- not much going on at all a slight tartness on the nose.
T- a slight tartness but not much hoping for more out of a berliner.
M- light and refreshing very enjoyable.
O- its ok nothing to really be ISO. the drink ability of it is what brings the rating up. Not really a Berliner IMO.
Tap at HF, mine at 7% even. Hazy golden with a minuscule bright white head. No nose, taste fairly sour, no redemptive fruit or depth. Really tiny hint of lemon, does have some nice vomitus. Medium-full body, sharp without metal, but not crisp. Touch apple juice revealed with volume. [2017.05.26: 2.6] douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Interesting beer. I’m skeptical when it is called an Imperial Berliner...anyway. Pours a copper color with a medium white head. A light fruit nose, some wood. The flavor is sawdust, tartness, quite sour at times, peaches. Mellow. OK. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.28.14 ]cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
hazy gold, thin white head drops to ring. Dirty honey grain nose, heavy citrus front with earthy and vegetal nose, dirty grain esters all over. Thin and sticky profile, spritefilly sour, buteric, Emerging end. Ricey with low mineral, high sweetness.
[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont – 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) – 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1
Pour is a hazed pale golden yellow with a small amount of white head. Nose is heavily doughy with a moderate lemon character with notes of hop bitterness and some acidity. Taste is sweeter, lots of lemon, a good bit of doughy malt, light acidity, crisp cracker, sweet sugars, butyric acid. Assertive carb, light body, a bit grainy. LinusStick (3532) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Decent attempt at the style. Had this a while back on tap at Bocktown Robinson. From notes. Aroma was decent. Hay, clove and very slight vinegar. Pour was a hazy dirty medium gold with a thin film for a head. Taste was very refreshing. Didn’t taste like a 7.5% beer. Wish it was a little more sour. Just mildly tart with hay, stale hops and a little lemon. Expected at little more carbonation, but still a nice beer.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from recent trade...thanks! Shared with Edgar and Brian in small snifters. Pours a mostly clear yellow with a small head. Aroma is somewhat fruity for a berliner, citrus, funk. The taste is light citrus fruits,pear, basement funk (mild), slight tartness. Body is light, finish is slight tart and dry fruits. Overall not bad. A little different. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle 448/500 shared by noodleuser at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tropical fruit, biscuit malt, spice, herbal hops, mild tartness. The taste is tart tropical fruits, pale malt, spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Cloudy golden yellow color, bright white head. Aroma of pink flowery feet and perfume. That’s what my notes say anyway, I don’t understand it either. Taste is softly tart lemon, berries. baraciisch (3443) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of bananas, cloves, light wheat... Flavor is light wheat, banana, veggies, light tartness throughout... A little flintstone vitamin... Not the best
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AdamChandler (5207) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Super cloudy hazy blonde, nice 3 finger head but fades fast. Smell is very taught..like an earthy bitter pine oak with birch and some sweetness. very earthy and tart. Taste reminds me more of an american pale ale mixed with a wheat beer gone sour. Nice body, tart finish.