OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from trade with Duane. Good nose, sweet. Wheat, lime, clove. Tad hazy golden orange color, good fluffy heead that faded quickly. Sweet bitter flavors, Iím getting wheat, caramel, clove, banana, bubblegum. Medium body, lite syrupy mouthfeel, Sweet bitter finish. Nice beer, hints of a white to me.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Pours a cloudy orange. smells of citrus. this is much better than last years batch. This is a great summer beer.
multibeast (13) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I absolutely love this beer. Iím thankful that it is a summer seasonal or else I would be hooked all year long. Surprised me that it was a wheat beer but still full of flavor. Nice golden color with a citrusy flavor.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Eyedrinkale, thanks Mike!) Mmm mmm, that breadiness is tasty as could be. But wait, I thought this is a wheat beer? Extremely bready, quite sweet and fruity, lightly spicy and hoppy, with a solid grain/wheat malty base. Okay, so it’s a really good American wheat beer. Lots of sweet, bready malt and fruit in the nose, but not really all that wheaty and certainly no aroma of hops. Medium bodied, and pretty substantial for a summer wheat beer. Pale golden in color, slightly hazy, with a lot of flaky particles suspended in the beer. The small white head settles to a thin ring, and leaves a number of thin, interconnected strands of lace on the glass. If only all American Wheats tasted this good, it might actually be a worthwhile style.
IndyF1 (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark yellow in color, some head that goes quickly away. Decent taste. Unusual pineapple / grapefruit aroma. I donít like that aroma, and I smell it each time I lift the glass.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A staple of michigan summers, on tap at many a local restaurant.
Hazy golden yellow, but not too thick looking, and not much of a head.
Aroma is a little underwhelming for a wheat, but this isnít a hefe or a beglian, so the aroma is a little more like a typical mild ale Iíd say. And that difference continues into the flavour where the yeast and the fruity esters of european style wheats give way to more sublte fruityness, and then Saaz hops (popular in lagers and pilsners of course). To me it seems sorta half way between a belgian and a very light ale (or a somewhat heavy lager). I like it, a great beer for the masses to drink casually.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy golden color with moderate head and a ton of yeast in the bottom-aroma was citrusy and bready. Quite flavorful for as light as it seemed on the tongue, wheaty with some fruitiness and yeast, and Iíd love to try the tap version.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a beer tasting recently the facilitator said a frined of his said that the is the beer that they will serve in heaven. Oh my! I certainly hope not - God seems to have a little more mettle than that. If the story of Jesus turning water into the best wine is any account, I think God will be serving up some really serious beer. Anyways, everytime Iíve had this one, Iíve noted a distinct odeur de urinal biscuit. Not pleasant. And looks kinda cloudy yellow to match. Hmmm (I think God will be serving up some serious stout btw). But tast-wise surprisingly ok. A little wheaty, a little citrusy, a little sweet, with a light hoppy finish. Some bubbles on the tongue. A lot of people seem to like it, but Iím going to say itís just ok.
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
my favorite american wheat beer; i usually have it on tap. pours cloudy orange yellow with sediment and a sizeable head. has a playful aroma of citrus and spice. oberon is more full bodied than most wheat beers, with orange and citrus notes, wheat, decent malt and hops, and a dry finish. some places will serve it with a slice of orange, in my opinion itís much better on its own.
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best wheat beers Iíve rated so far. Nice fruity aroma. Particles seen floating within a cloudy gold color. Head is excellent with nice lacing. Taste is very smooth and well balanced. Truly enjoyable brew.