ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tart lemon, hay and cobweb nose. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, lots of lemon, very funky, lots of lactobacillus, dirty yeast, hay and cracker. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Cloudy pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of lemon, earth, yeast and light malt. Nice carbonation and flavor is wonderful. Light lemons, light honey, yeast, dryness. A great berliner. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle #116/150, 2009 Vintage. Pours a hazy straw-yellow color, capped with a medium sized off-white head. Subtle aromas of lactic acid, white grapes, hay, wild yeast, and a little honey interplay very nicely. Beautiful, subtle flavors of lactic acid, lemon, wheat, and apple. Finishes tart, with notes of lemon and lactic acid. Medium bodied, with active carbonation. If this were available, I’d drink it all summer. callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2016 Bottle #131/150
A: Light, cloudy straw-yellow body. Moderate, fizzy white head. Quickly receded to a faint skim. Very spotty lacing.
S: Funk-ay! Green grapes, lemon juice, light floral notes. Indicative of the sourness to come. Overall, not as intense as one would expect.
T: Do you like lemon sour warhead candy? If so you will love this thing. Lactic sourness throughout. Green grapes, green apples, wheat, funky yeast, grass, and champagne.
M: Medium to high carbonation levels. Leaves a nice zing on the tongue. Refreshingly dry. Juicey, without the sweetness. Nice puckering sourness.
O: If this was mass-produced this would be the perfect weekend breakfast beer. I am rather fond of Bruery’s Hottenroth Berliner Weisse, but this is just superior in every way.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Pours a very light apricot bordering on yellow. Slight haze and a good white head and lacing as it goes down. Nose is quite crisp, with good notes of lemon, hay, green apple, and a tad bit of acidity. The flavor is absolutely incredible; I can’t believe how much Southampton has packed into a 2% beer. Quite complex with notes of hay, lemon, lychee, faint apricot, green apple, and a bit of lactic sourness make their presence known. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a bit of sourness rounding things out. Drinkability is off the charts. While I’m a hophead at heart, this would be the ultimate session beer, if only for an evening.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
I had the great fortune to try this at a Portland-area tasting, graciously shared by Todd. So much flavor here considering how mild it is in terms of gravity. Deliciously tart and so refreshing. I could drink this by the case! KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Clear golden with a medium white short lasting head. Fairly dry aroma with apples, brett and hints of lacto. Flavour had sourish apples, brett and lacto. Finished dry and sourish. AcctError65545 (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle shared by wavers1. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is tart lemon, wheat. Flavor is wheat, slight lemon tartness, super easy to drink and well balanced. Everything is subtle about this beer, but that is what makes it great. This is a great berliner weisse, probably the best that i’ve had. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Another great bottle shared by Wavers1. Pours very light yellow with a one finger snow white head. The nose is lemon zest, sour wheat and light funk. The taste is more citrus zest, wheat and mellow funk. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Delicious and very refreshing. I could drink the all day – thanks again Baker! hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
22 oz. bottle. world class, thick head, great carbonation. Perfectly tart. Too me this is the king of the berliners. I wish there were more around. Simply awesome.