funkyaudio (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
barnyard, earthy, skunky, resin, golden, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, heavily sour, average carbonation, creamy, bitter, brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Pastel yellow body with a quickly fading, effervescent, white head. Nose is ground corn/wheat, perceived tartness, and a little beeswax funk. Flavor is beautiful lactic tartness, wholesome grains, and a subtle hint of earthy, beet-like tang. Mouthfeel is appropriately light with prickly carbonation, and works perfectly to carry the flavors towards a clean, refreshing finish. I truly love the style, and this one is rated accordingly. You cannot ask for more from a traditional berliner. My favorite 2% ’monster’. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Slightly hazed yellow with a thin white head...smell is sweet with loads of vanilla at first, then tart grassy and grainy with notes of berry, apples, pears...funk...taste is embracingly sour...dirty funk almost, but "dirty funk" in this case would actually mean orgasmic...straw, grass, berries...tart crisp finish that is quick, but not so quick you don’t know that you have just tasted nectar of the gods...wow...maybe whole rating should have just been the word "wow" written over and over again... MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Gold with a thin head of white wisps. Mostly dirty nose, light grain with heavy lemon. Flavor is less milky, more grain and lemon. Tart body lessened by heavy carbonation adding some bitterness, biting with prominent grain in the finish and only light lactic notes. Heavier, more lemon-forward example, so while refreshing and unique, not my favorite of the style.DeltaFoxtrot (7) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
translucent gold, heavy effervescence, consistent thick but small-bubbled white head. Heavy mineral nose, light apple, faint bread and lactic, very pleasant, so many elements, only lightly sour, but incredibly refreshing and intriguing. Flavor is very subtle, no element overriding, stinging lemon at front palate evolving into minerals and then a warming bread and lactic kiss in the finish, balanced and harmonius. The palate mutes no flavors but is still playful, all elements on display, incredibly intriguing, almost gravel/wet-pavement like through the bone-dry, quenching finish. How opinions change.
Sat on this for a long time and opened it for new year’s among some friends during a great bottle share.
2009 ~ Holding up very well. If cellared correctly it’s a prime example of the style and what a bit of age can do for it.
Huge pillowy white head with a mildly funky nose. Taste was lemon, wheat and light tartness that lingered. Much more flavor than expected.
One of those bottles where I wish I had access to more.
TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Dull pale pear cast; almost white. Dwindling white foam. Zesty aroma. Flashes of iron, honeydew, perfume, soft vanilla, hay, rose petals, white grape, phenol, honey, and clove. Abundant earthy, sour notes. Rich dried pineapple notes emerge as it warms. Brisk carbonation. Less creamy than fizzy. Bracingly sour jumpstart followed by a complex layer of pale malts, abundant earthiness, white grape skin, royal gala apple, and perfume. Vague yeasty, chalky backdrop. Slightly vinous, woody, and musty as well. The yeast softens the flavors and lessens the sharpness. Dry, tart finish matched with rose petals and strawish pale malt whispers. A stunningly complex, imaginative example. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 Thank you Slander. This is by far my favorite BW maybe my favorite beer overall. So amazingly, rediculously good. Sour and fruity. Peach along with the skin, apples and citrus. Sweet, sour and dry finish. I want more of this now. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Big thanks to Slander for sharing at the gathering last weekend. Pours a bright shining gold wiht a copper tinge to it, thin diminsihing head. Aroma is instantly sharp and tart with not only lactic acid but a slight acetic character as well, with green apple skin and malic acid tartness - hay, and grass as well. Extremely clean refreshing tartness in the flavor- lemon, some light metallic hints, more acetaldehyde- but somehow it works well- more we hay, some light cracker, and just an insane sourness in the end that I didnt expect from this or any berlinner weisse. Easily the most sour and intense berlinner weisse I have ever had- not sure if it is traditional that way- but it sure is damn good. BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Thanks to Slander. I loved this beer. Really intense sourness. I’m a huge fan.