oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aroams of bread, fruit and spices. Flavors of orange, spice and some hints of citrus hop.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can see why Anchor retired this one, a so-so ale with little but its creamy thick head to redeem it. The aroma is a soft caramel and wheat, a little musty. Thin and slightly oily to the palate, the flavor is mildly sweet wheat with a modest bitter, sour finish. I don’t know where the folk at Sal’s found this, but they could have kept it hidden for my visit.
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hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 On tap. Poured a light yellow with a white head. Subtle aromas and tastes of wheat, fruits and lemons. Thinner body. Nothing special about this one.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is certainly a unique rendition of an american wheat, but not a satisfying one. The flavor is bland with mild sweetness and no complexity. Bitter hops, though not strong, dominate the palate and little else is detectable. It pours crystal clear and copper/yellow with a white head. Oddly it smells pretty good but fails to translate into flavor. I expect better from Anchor.
fly (1459) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Damn. As high as my appreciation is for Anchor, this one just does NOT do it for me. Thin, watery body and just not much beyond that. Recall those many years ago when I first got all excited about seeing it come in ... and then I tried it. Professed lover of the German style. Or other more aggressive American (or Belgian) styles. I'll go for a Liberty, though ....
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pale yellow colored. Same damn thing as the Summer. Not good. Some wheat and malt in the aroma. No great taste. Very thin flavor. Not that great.
omhper (22889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pale yellow. Light bodied and smooth with notes of vanilla. Unspectacular.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Brilliantly clear beer. Smells lightly wheaty with a bit of grain in the nose. Very clean tasting with a light sweetness that finishes the beer off. A bit of wheat type grain flavor as well. Not too much to this beer, no flaws but not much character either.
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iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light amber, significant head, but minimal aroma - some wet malt and slight orange zest, but not much. Flavours are very thin - could be considered mild, but this one seems to be more lacking any real flavour at all. Sour raisins, wet wheat and cardboard are about all I could find.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very light yellow color with a thin white head. Very light and crisp, slightly sweet with a dry finish. A refreshing change from all of the typical American wheats, except its really a little bland.