DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 Bottle (thanks so much for this gem Koelschtrinker!). I was very interested in trying this beer when Roman told me he’ll get it for me, since I’ve had two Berliner Weisse beers before and they both were great, and then when I did the trade with Roman at ZBF this year, Ron Pattinson, who happened to seat at the same table informed me this is not a Berliner Weisse but the last surviving example of the extinct German style called "Lichtenhainer". My antificipation for the encounter with this beer even grew further then. Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2008
So here I go: Cloudy pale yellow with a medium white head. Complex fruity aroma with wheat, some citrus, notes of apples, yeast and some yogurt-like lactic acid. Incredible sour lactic flavor with some lambic-like citrus, wheat and some fruits. Medium-bodied. I can see the difference between this and a Berliner Weisse but it shares most of the BW characteristics. Anyway, this is one of the most refreshing beers I’ve ever had and I wish I had two cases of this amazing beer to enjoy throughout the steaming Israeli summer.
Serviert wird mir das Bier auf Wunsch ohne Sirup, aber trotzdem mit Strohhalm, den ich irritiert weg lege.
Der Antrunk ist verhalten sauer, soll heißen mild, minimal wässrig. Die Säuerlichkeit wird dabei langsam stärker, bleibet aber auf einem Niveau, auf dem man das Bier noch gut pur trinken kann und das Bier als erfrischend einstufen kannn. Die Kunst hierbei ist, die Säuerlichkeit gleichzeitig mild und doch ansprechend präsent zu gestalten, was hierbei gelungen ist. Gerne immer wieder! JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2007
Shortlived snowwhite head; lemon coloured, fully hazy beer. Superb fresh nose, like lemon-enriched light beer with lactic acid, some kefir. Not unlike the West-Flemish "gueuzes" as Van Honsebrouck Fond Tradition. Floral, Brett-like, even some horsey smell. Nice sourish taste, lactic & citrus, with a dry, tart MF and stranger sideflavours as from old dried bread, or medicinal-phenolic. Light and very refreshing, when maybe less than a true Berliner. Excellent Weisse. The oldfashioned label speaks clearly of GDR-days gone by. It’s a relic - one to be cherished. Again one to thank Koelschtrinker for! omhper (25138) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2008
Bottled, thanks chimalli! Hazy pale yellow, brief head. Lemony and sulphury nose. Light bodied and crisp, very citric and tart with a lovely freshness. Feels full of life and has a complexity and depth of flavours thst is unseen at 2.5%. Travlr (24866) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Bierkrug, thank you sir! Tasted while looking at the Zugspitz, which probably raises the appearance by a point or so, Cloudy pale orange, no head or lacing. Aroma of limoncello. Taste is sour, light, fresh grapefruit, apple skins. Very nice.
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
A nice extra from Koelschtrinker...Thanks!
Pours a pale yellow with a nice white head...some haze which grows as the beer is agitated. Smells sour lemony, lactic - overall it is nice and fairly subtle
The taste is more pronounced, quite acidic with a lot of tart lemon flavor. The taste is really wonderful, some salt mixed in on the aftertaste. Simple acidic and clean...really great.
The carbonation initially is very active and a bit course but as it sits it smooths right out and becomes rather smooth and elegant.
Overall, a very impressive beer that I will seek out.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
The pour reveals a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is very funky with lactic sourness, citrus and wheat. The flavor has a nice balance between the funk, the sourness, the citrus and the wheat. This is immensely refreshing and yet complex and highly enjoyable. The body is light to medium with a creamy and oily texture and medium carbonation. What an amazing beer, I can’t have enough! henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
Beautiful deep pale hazy golden body with a beautiful white head, disappering a little to fast; Huge intense deep nose, lots of deep citrus aromas, super complex with dry hay and ripe fresh tangerine, when shaken something bad happens tons of sulfide are blowing out of the glass, they disappear with time in the glass though; Amazing body lactic but with a very pleasant fill, simply amazing; Huge finish, tons of aromas and the sulfide is not apparent! the acids are there but they are incredibly soft and everything else in the beer balances it perfectly. Amazing beer, I have never tasted anything like it.....if not for the sulfide this beer would have been perfect! radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
Lemon colour, thin white head, no lacing.
Aroma is sour, acidic, wheaty, lemons.
Flavour is sour, lightly acidic, lemon citrus, tart, fairly dry.
Sour dry mouth, light body, high carb.
Finishes fairly long, citrus, lemons, dry. hirigalzkar (3163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2010
Highly drinkable Berliner, dry and full of flavour. Very well done.
500ml bottle obtained in a trade with Koelschtrinker, thanks Roman.
Opened March 2009.
Bottle. Pours strange yellow with a big white head. Citrus, icing sugar, banana and pineapple in the aroma. Big taste for a low alcohol beer! Sour of citrus and berries at first, then sweet of pineapple and icing sugar. Small vinousity in the aftertaste. It is as refresing as complex!