BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - AUG 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit different than your typical wheat. Gold/copper colored, very nice hoppiness, not overpowering at all, but refreshing. Citrus flavor for once is faint, unlike many other wheats. It drinks very easily, and is quite a good change of pace amongst wheat beers! A winner from a great brewery!
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average American wheat... Perfect for people that donít like wheat beers. Almost lager-like in qualities, could pass it up for a Dortmunder/Helles. Malt accent is almost like such. Rather fizzy and weak for an ale. Certainly a hoppier (but not too hoppy) take on a wheat beer. Finishes crisp and clean, but overall mild/medium body and watery texture. Then again, I donít think Iíve ever really had a "good" American wheat. Iíve not been too impressed with any of Kalamazooís beers, and this doesnít change that. Good, but not great. Hmmm; Nice buzzing sensation though.
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big frothy head. Mild citrus,hops and a hint of wheat. Very hazy color like watered down apricot juice. Flavor was nothing special. Crisp wheat,faint citrus with a too dry finish to be thirst quenching.The only thing that gets this as high a score as I gave it was that at least it LOOKED good.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CLoudy Pils color with a lemon aroma. Nothing distinct in the taste - general spiciness. Heavy for Summer.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally, another nice wheat ale that I can trust. Iíve been stiffed by wheats in the past, but this one was different. Had the usual suspects of tropical fruits, banans, passionfruit? Also tasted mellowly spiced, cardamom? Nice and clean tasting. Well colored, with a pale yellow color that was a bit hazy, much like banana candy. A nice, pleasant summery brew.
PorterPounder (6283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 Rerate Still a solid wheat - just not as flavorful as the first time I had it - not as fruit oriented - more yeast. Original 3.7 Had in the bottle at the Chocolate Moose in Ely, Minnesota. Has a faint, citrusy, sprucey aroma. Dark orange, murky appearance - looks kind of like Tang. Creamy, white head, thick lacing, delectable peach flavor, with some hints of lemon. Mouthfeel is kind of zesty and overall a smooth, full-bodied. Very surprised to see this classified as a an American Wheat - seems more like an APA.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Tthis is quite good. Pours a vibrant gold/yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with some great cobweb and spice. Flavor is more of the same with a body thatís near perfection. This is a great wheat.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light cloudy gold with a tiny small beaded head. Aroma of barnyard, yeast and grain with some citrus and spice. Very lively mouthfeel. Peachy with mild caramel, vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Biscuity malts. Very clean tasting for something with so much junk floating around in it. Finishes dry and peppery. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
You can tell that this fits in the American Wheat style, but just does so much more within the styleís constraints than its compatriots (i.e. it doesnít cheat by claiming to be a style but adding a bunch of extra gravity). Soft, sweet wheat malt nose, full of lemon-grass, a pinch of coriander, and some sage and parsley. Flavor is discreetly tart and layered with all sorts of herbs and warming, ripe yeasty deliciousness. The palate is phenomenally thick for the style but not too much so. Finishes warmly and primly. If this beer is but a shadow of its former self, as many claim, Iíd love to taste the original.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Thicker than typical German-style wheat beer, but not as thick as saison. Mildly tart and astringent but lacking the strong yeast profile typical of unfiltered wheat beers. A more complex hop and yeast presence would make Oberon like a good saison rather than a heavy American wheat.