one4peace (2) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours light amber/caramel. Medium cream head with little retention. Nose was odd. Almost candy sweetness; unintentionally Belgian? Hint of candied orange. Taste was sweet cream soda, but not a good one. Some vanilla and spice. Not a drain pour, but wouldn’t have again.
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. This is a caramel in liquid form. Not sure what they are trying to accomplish here.
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, cream colored head. Toasted grain, light spice, some wheat, doughy malts and some light hops.
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at SB. This is far outside what I would call a cream ale or a wheat ale, so the fact that RB can’t agree with the brewery about what style this beer is is actually a moot point. I double-checked with both bartenders and almost snuck in back to see which keg was hooked up. Weird beer. Still, though--rating this hedonically. It’s OK to surprise me with weird style classifications, it just takes me a second to get my bearings sometimes. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy short-lived pale tan head. Big sweet nose, lots of caramel and toffee. Slippery medium body. Light carb. Caramel and powdered sugar on the mid palate. Is this back-sweetened? It tastes like pop. Cloying, powdery finish. Not very pleasant. The fact that this beer resulted in C&D letters against a far better beer with the same name only adds to the frustration. I *love* Anderson Valley and I totally respect their legal compulsion/requirement to send C&D letters, but this beer isn’t doing them any favors in the glass anymore than it is legally.
mikedR (1313) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely stunning wheat ale; could indeed be my favorite. Slippery mouthfeel is a huge plus. But here, what I’m mainly getting is a rich, roasty matl flavor, which is stunning. This is a good one.
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a fairly clear amber color with white head. Caramel malt, some darker fruit, and spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some spice.
sailracer (412) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. I had this outdoors on a nice Spring day. It was a gorgeous copper color with a slight head. The flavor was mildly spicy and pretty unique. I didn’t get a lot of the wheat flavors I was expecting. Very good overall.
Westmeister (1806) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much of a wheat stylistically. Sweet, light fruity, touch bready, hint spicy. Ok.
AmericanHobo (49) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep deepp copper colo virtually no head to mention taste is very well balanced. Nice creany finish. A great beer for after grass cutting
jayzz (378) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent cream ale. Description on rate beer says wheat ale. Maybe i am rating under wrong beer because the beer i drank is much better than the rate beer rating.