JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden liquid. Cream colored dense head with some nice lace. Sweet wheat and mild orange aroma. Nearly too clean and soft on the nose. Crisp lagerlike start, which is quickly taken back by a yeast, orange and dry spice. Really quick change of pace there. Dry honey finish. An interesting cross between an american wheat and a belgian wit. A touch lighter on the palate and this is a great summer brew.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light aroma a bit on the sour side. Deep golden color is inviting, bitter aftertaste hangs on a little to long.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of sweet wheat and sour hops with all the spice backing it up. Head is tremendous with great lacing. One of the darkest wheats I’ve seen with a light amber color and a near pale ale mystic to the flavor that is more in the hops than in the malt. It goes down very smooth with a clean crisp palate. Lemon, corriander and butterscotch with light candy sugar but nothing overbearing. A well crafted beverage.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium hazy golden-orange, with a soft head. Smells wheaty and apricotty. Extra bitter bite- snazzy - slight fruit with a lot of wheat. A decent brew, but nothing mindblowing.
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy, dark golden body. nice, tight white head. a good wheat brew, refreshing. sweet, honey, citrus. a little tart bite. nice!
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tiny head on a hazy light amber body. citrusy spicy and hoppy nose, and a surprisingly hoppy flavor for an american wheat. yeasty and malty too, but not much complexity, and a clean short finish. nothing too special but definitely drinkable!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear amber with a weak white head. Grapefruit in the nose. Some carbonation in its watery body. Decent but unremarkable flavor. Some at the tasting put it on a par with or superior to Bells Oberon. I do not agree. Bells is much better.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly nice wheat ale with a sweet and yeasty aroma. Flavor is light and a bit vague. Surprisingly, the head retention is poor. If i lived in Battle Creek, i could be happy with Arcadia.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold with a slight orange influence in the color. Creamy white head and nice lacing. The aroma contains a sweet malt smell that hints of a rich taste. The flavor was somewhat tangy with a little bit of bitterness.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
best wheat of the year. smooth and really nice taste; not much head though. quite yeasty, not too hopppy; just great.