Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber with no head or lace. Bitter hops and a little spicy. Wheat and ginger come out with a little heat and caramel malts. Finishes with a hint of spice and wheat.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flat, murky, dull amber...looks terrible. Thick malty nose with light alcohol and yeast. Yeah, this is a problem Iíve had with a few wheat wines - too nondescript in the aroma, like they didnít really have a plan. Strawberry notes are surprisingly pronounced here, followed by something similar to soy sauce and treacle mixed together. This isnít bad, itís just not good...different for the sake of being different might be a good way to put it. The body, not surprisingly, is a bit oily.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown color. Vinous nose of oranges and brandy and wheat. Full bodied with cherries, oranges, brandy and a warming brandy like finish. Yum.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap...EEEEeeeeeeeeeeHHH???? How is this stuff already on here? Hmm, I jsut had it at the Strong Ale festival in Tokyo, where it was claimed to be 9.5% instead of 10.5%. According to my notes, anyway. Golden, somewhat dark. Small tan head...tangled flavor of wheat and alcohol. Not very well balanced; dry mouthfeel but somehow moist finish (WTF?)