50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
On tap at CC. Seriously?? I don’t even particularly like bloody mary’s, but this is awesome. Spicy and salty with the trademark Pegs Berliner tartness. Great combination..... daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Insanely amazing brew. Doug you are a genius! Pours a reddish color with some floaties. Aroma? Tart bloody mary. Flavor? Tart bloody mary. I have found the only beer I would ever need with brunch. Sad that I can hardly ever drink this. Simply one of the most creative beers I have ever tried. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
aroma is big grapefruit, seawater, rust. appearance is unique tan body with filmy head, no lacing. flavor is oven roasted tomatoes, grapefruit and standard world class berliner lactic sourness. drinking a sample of this anywhere anytime would be a mindbender but doing so in the burning hot sun on peg’s patio at noon on a saturday from a chimay chalice is priceless. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Shared at Stone Sourfest 2010 from a growler. Bloody mary style. Salty vegetable hints. Celery and cucumber. Warm and fuzzy in the mouth. Great change of pace on the sour day. I actually liked this one a lot. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 21, 2010
A: The pour is a light orange-pinkish-red color with a sizable head to it.
S: What a nose, probably the most fragrant berliner weiss I’ve come across. Tomatoes, lactic acid, lemon, tabasco?, and hell, maybe even some celery too!
T: The flavor is absolutely intense. Tons of acidic tomato flavor, some slight spice notes, and a nice lemon sourness coming from the berliner weiss itself.
M: The mouthfeel is actually "heavy". That must be qualified by saying, "for a berliner weiss". Still pretty spritzy and light, though.
D: This beer sounded like it was going to be terrible and it turned out to be one of my favorite beers that I had. I am going to have to try to get my hands on this one again.
MeadMe (1695) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Doug is brewing wonderful and creative Berliner’s at Peg’s. They are both creative and extremely well done. If you get the chance to try one of them do yourself a favor and get it.
A: Pours a murky reddish orange hue with a small fizzy head.
S: Acidic tomatoes, and floral herbs. Dashes of pepper and mild veggie notes.
T: The brine in the base Berliner plays perfectly here. It really melds into the acid of the tomato which plays great of the sour lactic base beer. There is a mild olive like quality and a bit of zesty lemon as well. Sounds disgusting, tastes extremely good.
M&D: Not as refreshing as the other Peg’s Berliners but still very nice. I can drink a couple ounces of a bloody mary but I could sip on this one for hours.
I had Short’s Bloody beer and enjoyed it. This is a better base beer for the idea though. Doug really pulled it off. I am sure his second attempt will be even better.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Growler thanks to someone at Sour Fest. Pours with a pale golden body and minimal head. Aroma is spices, herbal and basil. Taste is sour, acidic, lactic, tomato, lemon and salt. Dry mouthfeel. To be honest I really dislike tomatoes and bloody marrys, so this is not my type of beer. Well done for what it was though. hopscotch (11486) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!... Murky, orange-ish ale with a small, fizzy, quickly dissipating head. The aroma is all about tomato and lactic acidity, bread dough and Italian spices. Medium-bodied and a touch creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is a bit sweet and vegetal up front; ultra-tart tomato, lemon and breadiness on the backside. Finishes tangy, nourishing and refreshing. Like drinking a Red Eye made with Berliner Weisse. Kudos to Doug for bringing this treat to SourSlam! Dstructo (24) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Thanks to Doug for the growler pour @ Sour Slam 2010! This beer is sick. The Acid from the tomato’s found a perfect home in this one-off Berliner Weisse. Probably the healthiest beer I’ve ever had. maybe. whatever... Awesomely refreshing. My mouth is watering just writing about it. Can’t wait to try some again. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Growler from Peg’s brought by Doug. Pours like a murky yellow-re soup with some white head. Nose is some tart/ lactic with strong hints of tomato sauce and spices like celery seed and maybe oregano. Flavor is tomato, seeds, and tart citrus/ lactic goodness. Very interesting beer with a tomato/ veggie/ tart finish. I would definitely drink this again.