Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted at GABF 2008. Flavor dirty and chalky with flavors of citrus, tropical fruits and peaches.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught and bottled samples at Sunset Grill, Summer 2008.
Itís stuff like this that gives blonde ales a bad name. Dirty, not in the sense that the brewers were looking for, but in the sense of unclean, with glaring brewing flaws (diacetyl, metal, a dirty yeast blandness...) and almost no malt character. Tastes like youíre chewing on a handful of dirt and wheat. Some light citrus seems out of place on the end and the beer just tastes stale, cardboard-like and nothing remotely refreshing-like. Extremely poor aroma strength, maybe a touch of vanillin and old, crusty bread. Watery mouthfeel, though somewhat ameliorated by the wheat in the grist. Horribly boring yeast lacking any character.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bright orange-straw color, quickly dissipating white head, a little bubbly. aromas of tangerine, peach, apricot, and coriander. flavor is loads of citrus fruits, peach, apricot, nectarine, kumquat. slight spice. a little tart.finish is a little tart, a little dry. lots of apricot left on the palate. decent blonde, but not my favorite.
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with a huge head. Orangey, spicey aroma. Flavor is light and grassy with a very highly carbonated mouthfeel. Dig it for a wheat ale, light and surprisingly decent.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours hazy light gold,with a thin white head.Aroma of orange peel,coriander, some hints of grass,and other faint spices.Nice crisp fruit flavor,spice,and hops,would liked to have tasted more of the wheat,thin body,nice mouthfeel.Pretty darn drinkable.
wheelz843 (231) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. has a sweet, wheat aroma. pours a light gold with thin head. has a sweet flavor of lemon and spices. not much aftertaste but pretty good.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Just plain and dirty. Dirty yellow cloudy with heavy foam. Flavor of watery wheat beer with spices. Finished flat and a bit tasteless. Did not like this weak beer!
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy golden yellow body with thin head. Aroma is light wheat and orange. Flavor is a mix of orange, spices and yeast. Not bad but very boring.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazey golden colour with an orange tint. Head is small, decent lacing on the glass. Very pleasent aroma, roasted almonds, lemon, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Taste is genuinely citrusy, but not too tart. Overall, a crisp refreshing brew.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours a middling hazy pale yellow, thin fizzy head that clear away quickly. Aromas of sticky wheat sweetness with some oranges and lemons. Flavors move towards sweet and sour- a little tart yeasty bite, and some grainy sweetness. Light citrus hop notes, with a fair amount of bitterness. Palate is on the thin side. Overall not especially bad, but certainly not as good as some of the other wheat beers out there.