tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lavender and floral notes to the clean but unexciting aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to a lasting cover. Mild wheat flavour with plenty of floral character. Light body with strong carbonation. Bottle sampled with Altair, beerbuzzmontreal, Cathschlag, Glouglouburp, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Yowie.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle- color of pale yellow, with a off white head - nose of yeast , light red berries , and sweet – taste of yeast , light red berries, raspberries , and citrus - body is smooth , and with medium carbonation – aftertaste of light citrus , and light red berries
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice American pale wheat, with purposeful understated hops and orange citrus taste. This went well with a long leisurly summer record heat lunch, light colour still significant head and citrus hoppy aroma.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bello Vino. Poured hazy yellow with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet wheat and spice aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet citrus and spicy flavor with a smooth light sweet finish of short duration.My expectations where met.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
This simple American Wheat ale offers a few fruity esters (plantanes?) and floral hops to slide along the delicate wheaty tartness, all in a frothy vehicle made for quenching.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam relaxes atop the clear pale blond.
-Carbonation is frothy and somewhat eases drinkability.
-The back end is rather dry, while citrusy and floral hops decorate.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bottle. Clear yellow with fizzy white head. Grainy wheat bread aroma. Slightly tangy citrus taste with a bready finish.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something of a floral, noble hop aroma. Amber tinged gold color with a respectable white head. Thin to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Dusty wheat for start, along with a very slight bit of lemon. Finish is sort of wheat, tartness and enough bitter to work it out. Overall it’s a very light and clean beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from 22 oz bottle in Montreal on Glouglouburp’s roof at the tiggmtl-returns/MartinT leaves for Japan party, June 17 2007. A bit of white fluffy head doesn’t last atop the pale gold, translucent body....the nose, floral and perfumy, pleasant enough but instantly forgettable, little wheat tartness here....mild, somewhat bland, buttery flavor, smooth and easy-drinking but pretty much without any memorable character, very light fruity esters and a hint of drying tartness towards the finish....fair carbonation, light, dull.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Slightly cloudy golden-yellow body without much head. Aroma of a banana dessert of some kind. Soft and silky body. Taste is smooth and full of wheat with bananas and lemon flavours. Effective and refreshing light wheat beer but nothing out of the ordinary. Overall this is a beer that plays it safe, which ironically is exactly what a high roller doesn’t do.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz Bottle sahred with Doug. Nothing real special here. Rather disappointed. Not that Im expecting a ton from a wheat just expecting more from AVBC.