after4ever (6130) - 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 canít 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. Itís 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 isnít doing them any favors in the glass anymore than it is legally.
mikedR (1224) - 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 Iím mainly getting is a rich, roasty matl flavor, which is stunning. This is a good one.
TXBadger (1394) - 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 (401) - 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 didnít get a lot of the wheat flavors I was expecting. Very good overall.
Westmeister (1754) - 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 (45) - 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 (335) - 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.
stevoj (2167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Despite itís darker body, this is a light and easy drinker for the summer months. Very lightly hopped, with some caramel/toffee sweetness. A mixture of an amber, a brown ale and some German dunkel. Interesting combo.
Blkrubiops (17) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great summer beer, can drink one right after the other. Not too strong in flavor but texture is nice and smooth. Cream soda for adults.
mtdewa1 (309) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is caramel and malts. Pours amber read. Very little lacing, small white head. Taste is caramel and a bit spicy. Very thin, but not dry. Ok at best. Nice on a hot day.