59 / 100
On tap at GABS festival 2017.
Pours a straw colour, slight cloudy haze in the body. Head is foamy, white, but dissipates pretty quickly. Looks standard; not that impressive though.
Smells grainy, with a big cereal sweetness and a touch of carbolic note, maybe slightly champagne-esque. Quite unimpressive; not much to it.
Taste is alright. Some caramel sweetness upfront but a bit more malty and drawn out. Develops some slightly funky notes midway, with some vinous character giving French oak and champagne, and a slight underripe green apple note towards the end. Decent tartness on the finish and a good fruity note.
Body is OK for the style but obviously a bit thin. Airy, but OK.
Not a bad drop; could use far more citrus/grapefruit though as it tastes like a pretty standard Berliner Weisse.
47 / 100
Tried in a taster at GABS 2017 in Melbourne.
Pours a very clear golden colour, with a very light body and minimal carbonation. Head forms coarse bubbles of white that leave minimal carbonation.
Nose has a churlish funk with perhaps a slight acidity that gives an impression of grapefruit. But there are other less salubrious characters too: corn, and a weak resiny note. It's underwhelming to say the least.
Taste starts pleasantly: clean and sharp, but then it really devolves. There's a sweet, corn-like cereal note that clashes nastily with a metallic acid note. Finish has a suggestion of lime, combined with more of that nasty cereal character. Yuk.
Feel is very thin and underwhelming.
It's not undrinkable, but it is really underwhelming. And the metallic acid note is really not very pleasant at all. Overall, I'm not a fan.