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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
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3.5
Kavu (5256) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Half liter from tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours opaque yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts, wheat and yeast. Flavor is sour malts, wheat and yeast. Interesting and good. The low ABV doesn’t hurt at all.

3.5
JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Boutip. Hazy pale yellow pour, no head. Aroma of green apples, tart, raw wheat, uncooked pizza dough, very mild rubber notes. Taste has some more sour green apples, pizza dough, wheat. Palate is super light, kind of citric, tart, juicy, low carb. Good stuff, I’ll need to try a fresher bottle some time.

3.5
bartlebier (4217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Several pure on [email protected]änke source, mit Kümmelschuss and bottled 50cl (MHD 15.1.2017) at home. - What an odd location, odd story, odd beer. Must be the last Thuringia-made Lichtenhainer standing, flying stealth in its very wide surroundings as simple "Wöllnitzer Weiss". - According to the brewer the few Edeka takers in town had complaints of the beer being sour... - Labeled as Schankbier despite the indicated abv of 4,2% not 2,5%. - Fizzy beigeyellow pour. On tap: smells like the missing link between Berliner Weisse and lambiek: earthy and damp, young vinegar and Granny Smith apple cider, going on juice of unripe lemons badly cellared, whey/Molke, old socks and young cheese. Jawohl. - Bottled, an off-putting miasma of smoked rubber and band aid joins that wonderful bouquet. Briney pickle and cactus juice as well. Cacti smoked over a band aid bonfire. Body and flavour: mineral, tart, earthy, unripe, rubbery, dirty yet simple. Starts of as Granny Smith juice, then goes off: like dunking Einback white bread or untoasted toast into Spreewälder Gurken brine, mineral gherkin soup with spongy croutons. - I refer to embrouille’s stroke of genius descriptor: "dinosaur slime" - slick, with a residual wheatiness, wheat flour going into almond powder - that doused with lemon and cactus juice. May I add: un soupçon de bile de dinosaur. Reflux alert. - A case of this to cellar and reset the maturing palate with... - Homebrewed Gose mixed with a SN Otra Vez clone. And band aids. - Plenty of character and local character, if not cross-generational stories behind this beer. Beats many a US-crafty stomache acid passed off as Gose/BWeisse at $20/75cl. One to gauge the taste buds and palate with/against. I’m glad this recipe has been saved into the 21st century and survives as the cornerstone offering of a picturesque bunker pub that serves great solyanka - the ideal GDR pairing for this. - Just might cellar a few of these to serve as a Dirty Wöllnitzer Martini Spritz (TM) this summer, Aperol optional.

3.4
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2009
At the tasting session by Joes. A hazy yellow colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of wheat, fruity sour and fresh. The taste is geuze like, woody, dough and bread. The aftertaste is a little sour which stays for awhile.

3.4
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2009
[email protected] Sulfer, leather and citrus aroma. Pale yellow colour, fine white head, good lace. Sweetish, very sour, citric, citrus. Bit thinnish but still ok. Nice brew, quite exceptional, a little body would be fine.

3.4
mile (4069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle (4,5%). Golden, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and malty, sour and dry aroma, lots citrus and green apples, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dry flavor, very sour, green apples and citrus. Finish is average, malty and dry, sour. Interesting and unusual Weisse – reminds me of lambic.

3.4
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 500ml bottle (Bierkompass.de) Either bottled or BB 2010-08
6 Gently sharp acidity immediately on opening, mellowed out with a touch of coriandery wheat later.
3 Cloudy yellow, brief head after an initial gush on opening.
7 Slightly chemical retronasals, but beautiful clean lemony acidity in the mouth. Later taste plenty wheaty too.
4 Crisp palate, tartly acidic, lively carbonation. Finish tingles with a puckering dry sharpness, but does have reasonable light grain wheatiness too.
13 A berliner weisse with balls - treat it with respect. And for pity’s sake don’t add cordial or syrup to this. Rerate: 500ml bottle (HBF2011)
Fuller in almost every respect, bumping scores a bit (7:3+:7:4:14=3.5)

3.4
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 500 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a patchy white head. Aroma of sour green apples, grapefruit and orange. Flavour of similar elements with some spicy notes. Medium bodied with a light bitter, citrusy sour finish. Refreshing. Summery brew.

3.4
tiong (7754) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2011
500ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours light yellow with a small head. Taste is sour and well balanced.

3.4
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
Bottled at HBF2011. Sourish nose. Slightly hazy pale golden colour. Sourish slightly lemoney taste. It is like lambic! Mild hoppiness. Good!


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