Oakes (13154) - 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 I’ve had with a few wheat wines - too nondescript in the aroma, like they didn’t really have a plan. Strawberry notes are surprisingly pronounced here, followed by something similar to soy sauce and treacle mixed together. This isn’t bad, it’s 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.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Hazed amber pour with a small white head. Fairly fruity aroma of stone fruit, golden raisin, and orange peels. Lots of sweet caramel and some brown sugar. Slight booze and grassy hops. Flavor has a rather mild bitterness. Kind of dominated by the fruit character and grainy brown sugar. A bunch of caramel malts and some wet grass. Mild citrus rind. Not bad.
FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn)
Nice orange, served and swirls with quite a large head but brief head. Cold, very little aroma here, and the palate was fizzy. Given ten minutes to warm, and a few swirls, I get a lot of sweet stodginess, I think I preferred less rather than more. Stodgy malty body, carbonation still harsh. Finish is like some citrussy zesty desserts that I’ve had. Hops a bit aggressive, but that’s not the problem, the stodginess is. Does cover the alcohol behind its flaws. An odd one. Not for me. Prefered yesterday’s Saku lager.
Sammy (9239) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Presario. Spot on wheat wine, tasty, fuller mouthfeel, lacey. Cloudy golden body.Fresh aromas. Very good drinkability, like a strong ale with its hops.
JoeMcPhee (8807) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this one out. Amber colour with a thin white head. Some lovely spicy wheat behind an orange/grapefruit citrus and toasted sweetmalts. Light fruitiness throughout. Full bodied with a lemony finish. Really nice beer.
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Bright deep golden with an orange hue and a short-lived low head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, bringing to mind pears-in-syrup, soft mango, and whit grapes. Very aromatic, interesting. Sweet entry of pears, peaches, soft citrus, and something tart and green, starfruit maybe? I don’t know, very unique though. Quenching palate as opposed to cloying, which this could easily be but isn’t . Nice hoppy bite in the end, grapefruit rind bitterness. I can’t classify this brew into a style that matches it perfectly, but who cares! Loved it.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled on 9/15/07: Pours a transparent copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet complex caramel malt and nice fruity esters. Body starts with good sweet wheat and pale malty complexity along with light fruity notes toward a slightly warming, caramely sweet finish. A very nice wheatwine.
KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Medium amber color, a low, fine, off-white head. Slightly port-like aroma, hoppy, some fruit and malt, but not very strong. Very sweet, rich flavor with a good alcohol bite. Lots of dark fruits, honey, caramel, some hops. Very rich and thick and complex. Lots of cherry and other dark fruits. Finish of alcohol, port, fruits, caramel. Very interesting. Not a whole lot of wheat flavor to me. Not much like the Belgian tripel it speaks of on the label, but a rich and flavorful strong beer, more like a barley wine. A bit of wheat taste, I suppose… Very well done, though.
Ferris (6746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Wheat, sweet pale malt, plum and yeast. Cloudy yellow gold with a rich beige head. Plum, apricot, raisin, marzipan and a bit of booze. Never like this style but this is a nice job.
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle shared by daijokey at JoeMcphee’s place (thanks!) - hazy copper beer - aroma of grape, cherries, wheat, and strong, warming alcohol - light wheat character with a lot of bright, fruity notes (berries at first, then some earthy grape and apple notes) - the alcohol becomes a bit strong at times, but it’s warming without becoming overpowering or astringent, so I can forgive it for that.