chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Appearance is spot on, hazy light yellow. Aroma was dominant sulphur and lacking any resemblance of a wit. The carbonation was medium to low, the head didnít last. The mouth feel was excellent, with a nice tart dry finish. Maybe a bit astringent, not grainy. Overall a big disappointment, the spices and orange were lost. Please note this is an imported bottle, September 2012. Shipping does evil things to beer. I will try it again in the states.
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with a hint of orange thrown in. I also get a little vanilla in the aroma, which was unexpected. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of wheat notes, as well as a hint of coriander. The orange notes from the aroma donít really come through in the flavor. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh, pretty average. Wheaty flavors and hazy but thatís about it. Not much banana, clove, spice or citrusy flavors. Just grain flavor.
GarrettB (1040) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat opened our evening of Ballast samplings. Wheat beers tend to have a lot more visibility on shelves, but the Wahoo Wheat is a rare fish indeed. Iíve only seen it a few times, and each time I wonder why it doesnít have more of Ballastís share of attention, like the Sculpin. Some of the answer comes with the taste. The aroma is inviting, rich with the aromas of sweet milled corn and cracked wheat, and a side of eggy tapioca. Notably, the Wahoo Wheat is mild or even silent on the expected notes of banana and clover - a nice change of pace. This wheat definitely leans more towards a wit in flavor profile than a wheat. The flavor is less engaging, obfuscated by an aggressive sudsiness. I can pry out light flavors of fresh wheat, but itís hard to find much else in the noise of the busy palate. The aftertaste is short, but provides a lasting quenching sensation, aided by the watery palate of the brew. As always, thereís appeal to a lighter beer like this on or after a day at the beach, but I think this is a black sheep in a family of outstanding beers.
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light and clear golden color with a moderate and quickly disappearing head. I find the nose slightly metallic and skunky. The taste is grassy and fairly forgettable.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber. Fizzy, cloudy, and light yellow with medium head. Aroma and taste are wheat, banana, lemon. Has a sort of foul, funky finish. Average at best.
crossovert (7438) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It has some cool variations but stay away form the original as it is weak in every aspect.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Old Grove location. Canít believe Iíve never rated this more common brew. Super unfiltered cloudy pale white/yellow pour with huge sticky white head. Nose is yeasty lemonade. Taste is not as good as nose. Tart odd citrus to not much better. Hints of burnt plastic. Maybe not a good batch.
weihenweizen (1743) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mad Mex. Pours cloudy pale golden with small white head. Medium lacing, medium carbonation, and estery aroma. Taste is citrus and some coriander.
jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Palate wasnít smooth as I like from a wheat beer, bubbles were large, it was dry on the tongue and only moderately refreshing, and the taste was rather bland. It tasted like dry wheat.