Alengrin (5432) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2017
One of Oedipus’ many collaborations, this time with an Oregon craft brewer; bottle bought at a Mitra shop in the northern Netherlands. Apparently a kettle-soured ale, connecting with the 16th-century northern German Breihan theme but hopped with Sorachi Ace and fermented with a Belgian yeast strain - modern craft brewing is all about combining elements from different traditions, rediscovering forgotten methods, and at best elaborating on them, of which this is a very clear example. Initially medium thick, snow white head quickly stabilizing as a dense moussy rim with open middle yet dissolving into close to nothing after a while, over a clear, pale and purely straw blonde beer, turning into a more ochre-tinged, hazy blonde with sediment. Aroma of salted lemon flesh, fresh green seaweed, soap, unsugared yoghurt, pickled gooseberries, cold Sauerkraut, sweat, spoiled milk, dry white wine, yellow plum peel, raw unripe pineapple, green banana, fresh dill (the Sorachi Ace I assume), minerals. Crisp, lively onset, dryingly lactic sour from the start, yoghurty but with a wakame-like umami and salty touch as well, Gose-ish, hints of unripe banana, pineapple and Granny Smith apples with a lemony sourness cutting through it as well; minerally carbo, light but still proportionally ’full’ body. Cereally middle with white bread-like qualities, soft mouthfeel likely due to the oats, bit creamy even, while this lactic sourness persists and dries the mouth cavity in a very pleasant, utterly refreshing way. Ends dry due to that same sourness, crisp and vivid, fruity but not estery, with a dash of mild, ’green herbal’ hoppiness to it, adding very soft ’structural’ but not really ’tastable’ bitterness with a retronasal dill or even vaguely fennel leaf-like aroma to it (again: must be the Sorachi Ace), yoghurty and lemony, bit yeasty in the end, with subtle bready notes. Very quenching and pleasant little beer, but that soft, yet clear saltiness links it much closer to a ’modern’, 21st-century Gose than to Breihan, which did not use any salt at all (and was very low in hoppiness) if the historical records are accurate. I’d rather consider this a very loosely, ’generic’ German-inspired ’kettle sour’ (Breihan is often quoted as the historical inspiration for Berliner Weisse which seems very relevant here), but in all respects a very good one at that - meeting my expectations when I see the name Oedipus. Pleasant, original and refreshing, recommended. 90 (511) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2017
I wouldn’t call this a Berliner Weisse, but hey, whatever. It is a spiced sour. Sour in aroma and taste. Some yeast and peppery herbs. Gangstergafje (1144) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2017
30-05-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Bier&zO in Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are quite nice. The beer has a lovely pale yellow colour, quite light, with a greenish yellow glow. The beer has a lovely satin look, because of the cloudiness. Lovey. On top of the beer there is some rough white foam. The foam retention isn’t that great. After a while hardly anything is left.
The smell of the beer is nice. I immediately smell the distinct fresh sour aroma’s of a Berliner Weisse. The only sour beer that I really like. The aroma comes with lovely fresh fruit aromas. I smell very clear and refreshing fresh apples and a touch of pear. There are some grapes to. I also smell some delicate sour oaky touches, reminding me of dry white wine. I can’t believe the level of fruitiness that the smell has. There is a tiny maltiness, accompanying the sweets that the fruit aroma’s have (it ain’t all about sourness). I don’t smell any hops.
The taste of the beer is also lovely. It is tongue twisting sour, with a lot of sour fresh fruits, some lemon and a minimal of wild yeast sourness. I love it, but I’m a guy that eats lemon like it’s ordinary fruit. There is also that nice white wine like touch and some sweet malts. The beer is extremely fresh. Even though the beer is very, very sour, it is still quite balanced. The sweetness is just strong enough to bring harmony to the beer. Very fresh.
The palate of the beer is nice. Rather light body, sticky texture (not that sticky though) and medium low carbonation. The finish isn’t very long, but contains some lovely fresh sour and a bit sweet fruits like apple and some pear. I like it a lot. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle: Served in a shaker:
White head. Hazy yellow body.
Nose is a mix of light sour tints with mainly rhuharb and some hints of (apple) pie, apricot and pine apple.
Flavour is refreshing tart with grapes and rhuharb, hint of somethibg grainy (balanced) and light citric...
Aftertaste is tart, grapes and rhuharb with a light citric flow away...
Low carbo, light watery light tart mouthfeel, close to medium bodied.
Maybe not a deep or roubd beer, no layers or no real dimensions, but it’s tasty and crispy as it is, I like it! Borresteijn (7269) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2017
33cl Bottle from Vonk. Hazy pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma of sour peach, light lemony, hint of wheat, white wine. Flavour is quite sour at first, lemon, sour peach, peach, hint of peppercorns, lemony tart finish. Light bodied. Nice. Not sure why this is classified as a Berliner Weisse though..
IndianaRed (4774) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2017
On tap at BitterCreek slightly hazy dull yellow light sweet flavors a little lemony and not very tart for a Berliner. A little too close to koolaide LomYst (887) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2017 bessen en frambozen, licht moutje... goed zuur int begin, zwakt wat af... veel fijne carbs... fruitige licht ciderige afdronk fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2017
uckelman (803) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Draught @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Herengracht 90, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1015 BS.
[ As Oedipus / The Commons Transatlantic Foosball ].
Hazy medium yellow orange (peach) color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, light moderate hoppy, light citrus - lime tart, moderate yeasty, baking yeast, belgium yeast, moderate to heavy peach. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average duration, tart fruit, peach, fruity, peppery, belgium yeast, dough. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. 
Pours opaque, color of grapefruit juice. Ring of white head. Aroma is also a buit grapefruity, a bit champagne-y. Rather sour. I don’t really taste or smell the white pepper. sarauckelman (542) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Cloudy lemon yellow with no head. Strong lemon pith smell, with a hint of something else (the pepper?). Extremely sour lemon flavor, does not taste like a Berliner weisse at all (though it’s a good sour beer). It’s sort of like alchoholic lemonade. Light bodied.