sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Bell’s brewery Eccentric Cafe. Smells grainy. Look like typical yellow hue lager. Taste is slightly sweet, tart, light lemon, fruity, easy to go down. Aftertaste is cheddar cheese. Different and unique from most brews out there. This would go great with appetizers or a chicken/spicy dish. Great session brew. Could easily drink a 6 pack of this. on a Summer day.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Bottle pours yellow with a lot of carbonation and thin head. Aroma of citrus, light hops, and some bread. Thin, carbonated palate, with a refreshing taste and a bit of tartness. Clean finish with a slight lingering sour aftertaste. I’d like to session this beer during summer, where I could really appreciate this light and crisp beer. I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle any more extreme sours after drinking this one.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright yellow/gold with a thin off-white head. Notes of tart yeast, foamy wheat, pear, grainy wheat and pale malt. Thin to medium bodied, lively carbonation.
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow with a small fizzy white head that doesn’t last. Typical wheat ale aroma, mild noble hops. The flavor is punchy citrus and sour notes, with an abrupt, clean finish. The sourness is slightly acidic. Prickly carbonation and medium body.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 11/2/10. 12oz bottle. Batch 9934. Pours a dull yellow hue with a lively body. Quickly dissipating white head. Aromas of cereal grains and citrus. Mild yeasty undertone. Light to medium bodied with a very fresh and bright palate. A ton of citrus fruit meets you immediately and is quickly followed by a mildly tart and tangy sour punch. Not enough to overwhelm the citrus, but accent it. Then a nice grainy rounded mouthfeel leads into the finish. Good astringency and bitterness that mixes well with the wheaty malt bill and the slightly sweet finish. Nice lingering effervescence. Mild hops that meld well with the other bitter aspects of the palate. Indeed, nicely sessionable and tasty!
mixmasterob (938) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, hazy pale yellow pour with a small white head. Faded in quick fashion without leaving any lace. Aroma was a mix of pale and wheat malts with some hints of lemon zest. Flavors were a bit thin but lots of wheat up front , a light bitterness and some lemon. Mouthfeel was a bit light but quite fizzy, nice. This was good for what it was, a light crisp refreshing wheat beer that was well done.
lamas (1426) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Batch ID #9861. Bottled on: 08/16/10. A hazy gold pour with a thin off-white head. A strangely funky aroma of wet cardboard, sour lemons, and tart berries. Goes down thin, crisp, and refreshing. Spritzy with a very high level of carbonation. The taste starts with a small dose of semi-sweet cereal grains and wheatiness upfront and is quickly followed by a BIG lemony tartness. Kinda dry at the end. Definitely different and surprisingly flavorful for a 4% ABV brew.
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Tap @ Bells. Slightly hazy, golden appearance with a white head. Lemon citrusy, a touch yeasty, wheat malty aroma. Somewhat tangy, lemon citrusy, light orange, wheat malty flavor. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale straw coloured pour. The nose is softly wheaty with a light lactic character. Soft and wheaty but there is very little in the way of tartness or acidity. Bland and quite watery - sort of like a watered-down American wheat ale. Meh.
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 6-pack, $10 @ Binny’s. Starts with a golden yellow pour, thin layer of white fizz, like an older style pilsener. Quite clear, with good bubble activity. Smell is like my daddy’s old beer, though. Some oxidation and a small amount of maltiness, probably expected for a lower alcohol beer. Taste… well, when the label talks about "sour mash," I was set up for something a little tart like a Berliner weisse. This comes across more like a Goose 312. Just beery and fizzy, some lightness and spice from wheat malt. But wait, there is an undeniable touch of citrus tang coming through my stuffy nose. Yeah, I can call this at least a little "zesty. Certainly no problems with this beer, it achieves what it sets out in style and flavor.