Okay, its been on the gas for a few days, so I decided to pull a sample and give it a taste chilled and carb-ed.
Its VERY light, color wise the picture is a little deceiving. It is very pale in color, almost white in certain light. I do get a lemonade like flavor, and my wife picked up some fruityness in the aroma. I'm glad I didn't dump it, but I can't say that it is a beer I would make again in the future. The AG kit only cost about 18 bucks so I'm not to worried about it. I did manage to find the PDF from NB with some notes on the kit.
From Northern Brewer:
Berliner Weisse: this top-fermented, lightly
soured ale was once synonymous with
“wheat beer” in Europe, but now is a living
dinosaur of a style. Its grainy Pils- and wheat
malt-character is underscored with an gentle,
earthy lemonade-like sourness that used to
be a common thread in beers of this region.
Characteristics of interest to the brewer:
a very low OG and abv %, extremely low
bitterness (achieved through mash hopping
in the all-grain version), and a dominant but
pleasant sourness from secondary fermenta-
tion with Lactobacillus; extended aging will
bring earthy overtones from Brettanomyces.
Characteristics of interest to the drinker:
arguably the best summertime beer ever
invented - light, effervescent, tart, and very
BREWING NOTES: This beer can be drunk
on its own, or cut with woodruff-flavored
simple syrup or a dark fruit juice (blackberry
and pomegranate were staff faves). Addi-
tionally, secondary and bottle conditioning
can be extended for months or even years
to get the most out of the Lactobacillus and
Brettanomyces in the yeast blend.