MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - Aroma is appealing. Yeasty bubblegum, banana, lemon, and spice. Pours transparent gold with a quickly dissapating medium head and great lacing. Flavor is mostly ginger and other spices with the yeasty banana and bubblegum follow up. Palate is smooth and a little tart. Overall, it was better than I expected since the lable says blonde.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I almost subtracted points for appearance, since this poured such a clear straw color. With a one-fingered head. Quite an aromatic nose, soft wheat, oranges, a hint of banana and bubblegum (?), a dash of corriander, and some other spices at work. Soft and smooth in the mouth. The wheat/banana/bubblegum/orange blend continues in the flavor along with corriander, clove, and other spices. It finishes on a mildly lemon-tart note. If I was rating purely for style, I’d subtract points, fur shoor, but I found this to be a refreshing, tasty brew, even if it is a hefeweizen/wit hybrid. Good fare for the warm weather that’s just passed for the year.
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shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity orange-banana aroma with a hint of clove. Clear orange-yellow color with small head. An orange-banana blast of flavor with slight hops finish. A nice tasting summer beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hippie4beer for the trade on some barley island stuff. Pours a light hazy gold with a fluffy lasting white head. Aroma reminds me of victory whirlwind with a bit more malt profile. Phenolic lemony and bubblegum. Flavor is lightly wheaty, more bubblegum phenols, light clove spiciness, and some citrus notes. Smooth body but carbonation is a bit low for the style, although I did swirl the bottle to get some yeast so that may have decreased the carbonation. Honestly better than expected. Good wit.
Headbanger (3501) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 12oz bottle- A slightly hazy golden in color with a head that dissipates very quickly into a small white lace around the glass. An aroma of spice and wheat. Has an initial taste that it is going to be a nice tasting belgian(more like a hefe) then the taste drops in the middle but comes back on the back end. Has potential.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured to a hazy golden color with thick white head that diminished quickly, and good lacing. Strong wheat aroma, but the flavor was dominated by spices, mostly corriander, clove and cinnamon. Actually much better than I expected, and the spices left a good finish. The spices may become overwhelmiong if drinking several of these at once, but a very good tasting beer for sipping.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is full of citrus, coriander and a bit of malt. The taste is very sweet, with just a touch of coriander, but mainly citrus, with a slightly tart finish. Start up the lawn mowers, because this beer is perfect for summer sipping.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy blonde colour. Aroma of lemon, coriander, light maltiness. Sweet and soft with a flowery, honeyish nature and nutmeggy accent.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) For a Belgian style wheat ale, this beer tastes awfully sweet and has a very clear presence of clove. The usual assortment of witbier flavors, the wheat, the coriander, the orange peel are all here, but lag behind the sweetness and the clove by a fair amount. There is a slight bitterness extending the finish, helping to offset the sweetness. The nose still shows plenty of clove, but is less sweet and more balanced, with funk and wheat having more interplay with the spices. Light-medium bodied, gently carbonated, soft and easy on the palate. Half an inch of white, tightly-knit head sits atop the hazy, light golden body. Highly unusual for the style, sweet, clovy, minimizing the coriander, it seems like a girlie version of witbier, no offense to the girls who like a more classic examples of the style. That said, it’s still pleasant enough to be an easy quaffer.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in a pint glass: Clean straw color with a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of lemon, sweet malt, a hint of clove and orange peel, and a wheat ester. The taste is a straight forward citric and wheat overtone with a light spice background. Ever similiar to Upland Wheat Ale but not as refreshing. An okay brew, would like to try on a hot summer daze.