Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed in the style of a mid-19th century English Festival Ale, this unfiltered wheat beer displays a translucent orange color topped with a creamy, white head. Wheat enhances the mouthfeel of the beer and produces pleasant bread-like notes while Michigan honey provides a caramelized sweetness in the flavor profile. This beer is spiced with orange peel and coriander and small amounts of three hop varieties pleasantly counterbalances the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4764) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Hazy gold color with a medium head. Holy corriander! That spice makes a head on appearance in the aroma and taste. More orange flavor, but something like rotten wheat finished it out. An unfortunate end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Sully, thanks Mike) Massive carbonation release when opening the bottle, a glass full of very bubbly head, and dozens of steady streams of quickly-moving carbonation bubbles, so this is going to take awhile to settle down. Light orange in color and fully cloudy, I canít believe how long this show is lasting, will the bubbles ever subside? At least they are doing a great job of mixing in the final few yeasty drops from the bottle. Well, the beer smells more like a witbier than an American wheat, but itís not exactly a coriander smell either. It smells lightly sweet, fairly herbal, and somewhat floral. The flavor tastes similar to a witbier as well, some orange citrus perhaps, rather herbal, a little like coriander, but not spicy per se. Surprising for a wheat beer, but Iím also picking up a fair amount of sweet, caramely maltiness in the background. Nevertheless, the herbal character is easily the most prominent aspect of the flavor. Body is medium (or maybe just slightly less than medium), so itís heavier than just about every American wheat Iíve tried. Overall, itís an interesting take on the style, and I certainly welcome the variation from what is normally a boring and unpleasant beer style, but in the end, itís not really grabbing me either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (5564) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sweet malty aroma. Orange. Very light banana flavor, as well as heather. I taste no hops at all. Some yeast. A full bodied American wheat, and one of the few worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
aggressively carbonated main drawback offset by very peachy aroma and some peach in taste. Orange appearance. Made worth trying by single bottle allotment at WIld Oats in Cleveland. Malt, yeast and wheat there. More hops please.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Hazy yellow pour with medium white head. Nose is sweet, with light fruits popping into the picture, as well as honey and some mild hop. Flavor is more interesting than anticipated, but still boring charting this brew as a mediocre wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Was trying to figure out the style of this one, rather surprised itís American Wheat. Bright, vaguely hazy orange. Nose spicy, lots of orange, candy sugar, herbal. Flavor creamy, toasty, yeasty, very honey-sweet. Very fruity, apricot and apple. Bit thick and heavy for a wheat. Interesting stuff, significantly more than I would have expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Peach gold color with a quite opaque look. Aroma is malty and somewhat herbal, slightly sharp. Very oaken, piney flavor with lots of caramel malt and wheat showing through. Rather cloying finish, perhaps just a bit too much of that honey is used. Overall this seems more like a heavier Fraoch Heather Ale than a summer festival ale, but I still recommend trying it if you come across it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
out of a keg from the brewery for the 4th. This was a decent brew. Nothing too extremely exciting. A good wheat beer though. Some honey and lemon, banana, and some creamy yeasty flavors. great summer beer just not much imagination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Beautiful hazy golden yellow in color. Aroma is muted, with some lemons, honey, banana and a touch of cloves. Hits the palate and is sweet and yeasty. Flavors revolve around lemon-banana smoothie qualities, and perhaps some KFC biscuits topped with honey. Good creamy palate with a hop interjection thatís a touch off on the backend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Copper color with a beige head. Aroma of some caramel and burnt malt. Sweet caramel and malt flavor. Finish is a little sour and hoppy.

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