hirigalzkar (3242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2010
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! Fred82 (2331) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
500ml bottle from Bierkompass.MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
Appearance : clear pale yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Awesome citrusy tartness, nice wheat with a light lactic kick. Light funk. Not too much wheat for my taste.
Taste : Great tartness and nice wheat. Great finish. Very light smoke maybe. Light phenolic finish. Light mineral.
Overall : Awesome beer. I’m in love with the style and this one is a very nice example. I like that the wheat is more subdue than in the Bruery one for example. I also like the light lactic and funk. Only downside is the light rubbery phenols on the finish. I was very sad at the end of my glass...
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 My Bottom Line:Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
Lacto funk, snappy wheat and a citrusy lime and green apple splash come together beautifully in this Berliner Weisse, developing plenty of sourness and refreshment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty hay blond.
-Watery passages are felt, which is normal at 2.5%. This is obviously quite quenching.
-The fruit character effortlessly evolves from citrus fruit to green apples.
-The effervescent carbonation remains soft on the palate.
-This is just so perfect in summer.
-There’s a slightly phenolic undercurrent that works with the lactic acidity and citrusy refreshment.
-If this were labeled ’Russian River’, it would get rave reviews.
-This more rustic than, say, the very professional Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner-style Weisse.
In short: A superb light and very tart Berliner Weisse with a touch of funk and a touch fo smoke. Wow!Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
How: Bottle 500ml. Exact age unknown, probably not very old. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Clear yellow-blonde body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is a bit funky (more so than I am used in a Berliner Weisse), moderately acidic and a bit smoky (something I am not used to in a barley wine). An original an intriguing aroma for sure. Taste is crisp, citrusy, light wheaty notes, very tart, moderately acidic and a tiny little bit smoky. The body is light but not watery by any means, at least considering this is a 2.5% beer. Writing that this beer is refreshing and very much sessionnable would be just stating the obvious and would only serve the purpose to make my rating longer so that most people will just accept my high score as a proof that the beer is good because with such a long rating I must know what I’m talking about but the length of rating will not fool those who read a long rating until the end although I really doubt that someone can have so little to do with his life that he reads gibberish like this until the end.
Hazy pale gold though not quite so pale as many wheat beers. The initial white cover does not last very long and leave a rather dull-looking liquid. Interesting nose, much fruitier than you’d expect a Berliner Weisse, with white grapes, banana and pineapple notions on top of the usual lemon/citrus, all in freshness and a bit unripe rather than juicy. In mouth, the lactic acid blends nicely with the fruit, bringing forth a very refreshing flavour profile, like a cup of nature yogurt in which fresh fruits have been thrown in, with a crisp, bright small-bubbles carbonation and a dry, gently tannic texture that begs sip after sip. At 2.5%, it is obviously very easy to drink, but remains tasty and not overly simple, its wheat being well extracted enough as to feel bready and fresh. Great stuff.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours pale yellow with a thin film for a head. Nose is straw, lemon, light vinegar, funk and ginger. The taste is high sweet and high sour. Very intense. So good. The mouthfeel is crisp, body light and finish long.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Dany that I took to James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Smells lovely, a bit of musk and hints of yeast. Light salinity and a lovely touch of musk. Super easy drinking, lovely tartness. I want to drink this all day! Thanks Dany! SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle from the strange fellow who spent a cold stormy vermont night standing in the hells of a port-a-john wildly swinging an empty bottle of brother soigne around in circles yelling "J’ai faim de bières" with a pair of soiled pants around his ankles. seemed like a nice enough bloke at the time. well this is quite the tasty beer. clean, complex lemon zest, soft yogurt sourness, pleasant old world foggy must and basement dust. bright lemon yogurt tartness is quite refreshing super flavorful @ 2.5 percent abv. quite the nice beer. this brew did not fair as well for my sister. always one for rounding, she exclaimed "this beer is two percent alcohol and ninety-eight percent gross". sheesh. kappldav123 (6126) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2008
The bottle looks very strange, very old, but not bad. Fruity and sourish aroma. Tastes the same, very sourish, modest salty. Much like a Berliner Weisse. Really good, it has only 2,5 % ABV. Really great stuff! shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle. Musty, sour lactic acid and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy straw color with minimal head. Sour lactic acid, musty lemon, wheat malt flavor. Light barnyard aftertaste. Very gueuze-like, just a bit lighter. A great beer to drink on the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.