AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog, Edinburgh. Pours a light orange colour with a nice head. The nose is sweet but fresh - some citrus and a touch of hops against the background of sweet wheat, The taste has more of the same and the citrus note is now more obviously orange. The palate is fairly light in body, texture and it falls away quite quickly. Overall, itís easy to drink but it could do with some more structure I think.
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy yellow with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is spices, wheat, and orange peel. Flavour is spices, wheat, and citrus.
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
11th September 2011
Cloudy pale gold beer, little white head. Dry crisp palate. Lots of dry wheaty malt, a little orange citrus before a dry finish. Bland and stupidly dry!
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Wheaty, hints of citrus and anise, and a quick wheaty finish. A little tangy, but otherwise forgettable.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brighter yellow with a large white head like a wit. Weak lacing, but the aroma is all wheat. The beer is easy enough to drink, too easy I mean. Its good and full flavored and not stupidly strong like most american "try to be popular" beers these days. The flavors are oak, wheat, smoke, and cilantro spice.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of coriander, orange, and wheat. Pours a hazy yellow with a large foamy mostly diminishing white head. The taste is similar to the nose. Shades of orange, coriander, and of course, wheat. Medium body and soft carbonation. Overall, a refreshing change from a standard Hefewiezen. Would drink again.
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 (5856) - 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 (882) - 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 (1097) - 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.