Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Whatever

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Sour German Wheat Ale - - fermented, aged, "soured up" in oak. October 2010.

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jgb9348 (6480) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Hazy golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head and a lot of hazy yellow tints. Aroma of bananas, lemons, wheat, yeast, coriander seed and hints of bubble gum - very nice and light. Medium-bodied; Chewy wheat and yeast flavours up front with a lot of grassy and fruity flavours noticeable like passionfruit, hay, yeast and definitely bananas noticeable. Aftertaste is a bit more refined and traditional - the yeast and wheat really come out with a little bit of sweetness and some of the lighter spice notes. Overall, a nice beer with some good complexity and solid flavour profile and a hint of sourness on the end. Definitely worth trying if you can find it in bottles (if they decide to bottle it) or if you are here at the brewpub in the summertime! I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in Anchorage, Alaska on 25-June-2011.

djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Hand bottle thanks to Maltomeal at the Houston May 2011 tasting. Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a small white head. The aroma is a floral hop and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a crisp sour fruit with a good crisp finish. Easy to drink, a good berliner weisse from Midnight Sun.

KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from MaltOMeal. Thanks!
Pours a thick yellow with a nice white head. Nose is sweet lemon and cedar lemon. Flavor is lemon cedar and barnyard dust. Tingly on the tongue. Mmmmmmm...

bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Hand bottle thanks to Maltomeal at the Houston May 2011 tasting. Hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is wheaty and tart-I’m thinking Berliner Weisse. Taste is lemony, very tangy, tart with bacteria. Fluffy and carbonated. Very nice.

MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
hand-bottle thanks to brewboone. Shared this at the May Houston RB Tasting. Pours a clear, pale gold with a thin white head. Nose is of sour, tart lemon. Taste is same tart lemon. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, dry and fizzy from carbonation.

Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to Maltomeal for this beer. Pours a somewhat cloudy yellow ale with very small head. Nose is lemon sour funk...lovely. Dry mouthfeel with bubbly notes. Flavor of lemons and wheat.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Hand bottled graciously shared by Jeremiah at FredFest... WOW! What a real treat. Sampling this was easily the highlight for me at FredFest. Poured pale, golden/yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose out some sour yeast funk and citrus. The wheat was very prominent giving off a light body that accentuated the yeasty bugs while also offering a creamy sweetness and grassy earthiness. The all the funk was just perfect! Tart, refreshing, musky, horse blanket, without being acidic at all.

GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small and very fizzy white head which doesn’t stick around too long. Swirling the glass regenerates the head quickly. The nose is tart with lemons and some fermented green grapes but with a solid earthy funk character. The wheat is there with some sweetness in the background, not too prominent though. The taste also starts with an initial puckering lemony tartness but the wheat backbone comes through a little before the funk and barrel take over. That leaves the finish very dry and oaky but with some emerging brett funk. The mouthfeel is light and effervescent though it’s a bit fuller bodied than other Berliners. Still dry and crisp though not as crazy drinkable as some lighter versions. This is a solid "amped up" Berliner weiss with lots of dry oak character. Very drinkable though the funk would probably keep me from killing too many of them.

AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Hazy light golden color/ fleeting white head. -Served way too cold- to be fair though it was -15*F outside... Tart lemon, lactic, barnyard dung, pale wheat bready aromas. light to medium bodied. Nicely tart, and lightly sour barnyard dung, lactic, lemon, sour dough wheat bread flavors. Very good brew, would like to try this served at a warmer temperature sometime.

jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2011
On tap at the ’11 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. This was not labeled as "Whatever", but I can’t imagine they had more than one Berliner Weisse. Murky yellow color with no head to speak of. Sour funky nose that made my mouth pucker. It is a light, spritzy beer but there is oh so much sour, funky, mouldy wheat that it pinched my jaw. I am not a fan of the style, and this seems true to style, but let me warn the curious and ignorant that this is sour.

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