Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017 HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy pink color with a medium pinkish head. Aroma is funky with tart cranberries and wheat notes. Flavor is tart with strong cranberry and very present lacto acid. Smooth despite it all. Light, effervescent carbonation. Finishing with a long, tart note.
Draught @ Bakgården Både &, KristiansandTheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Pours clear red with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart with a notes of cranberries and a little malt. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long dry, tart and cranberry finish. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
22oz bottle acquired from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a haze blush hue, a bit of cranberry, hazy dulled hue with a lively full whitish head atop that dissipates to a full ringer, decent lacing overall. Aromas show a bit of stink, funk and lactic twang, bready malts, straw, subtle yogurt, funk, almost a sulfur appeal. Letting it breathe a bit more shows some decent lactic tang and dry, grainy appeal. Initial is lighter bodied, decent lactic edge strikes up front. Some subtke bitter tart cranberry essence meets a bit of lemon, earthy and bready malts, dry straw, yogurt touch. Cleaner, lighter, dry overall. A bit lacking on sourness and lively appeal or fruit depth, this one remains pretty drinkable stuff really. A bit dry, a touch underdone, the base Berliner is dry, fuzzy, a bit mellow on the sourness. Tart cranberry, dry and a bit tannic. Mellow pour, dry almost funky nose, solid flavors and flow. Not quite up to par with the tea Berliner but solid enough. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2016
650ml bottle. Hazed light red/pink pour. Drinking this cause i accidentally dinked the cap while moving it and it didn’t open but some beer started spewing, of which i disposed over the drain and decided to throw it in the feeezer and consume it. This is the funkiest smelling new pw berliner. It has a waxy aroma of cranberry and a very funky creamy (almost pukey) wheat/cranberry combo. It also smells like pepsi blue, remember that? Flavor is interesting. It is very dry, tartness comes form a distinct berry character and some sour lacto, but this is vinous beer. It tastes almost like sparkling wine (or the champagne fo the north). It gives off a flavor I taste in colt 45 HG which is odd as hell I can only describe it as vinous and winey and dry. It is good but reminds me of stomach acid. Cranberry in a berliner is a cruel yet satisfying combo. zebra (2313) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2016
on tap @ localoptionbier. cloudy yellow color, tart fruity nose, excellent balance, creamy. rating #1!