SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks to Eyedrinkale! Pours golden-wheat color, very cloudy with a small white head. Aroma is light and citrusy, with yeast and sourdough bread notes. Refreshing wheaty sweet flavor with lemon, honey and mild summer fruits. Creamy, smooth body with light carbonation. Nice summer beer!
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Legends - Notre Dame. Poured a cloudy golden color with a fairly well-sustained white head. Aroma was citrusy, with some grass noted. Beer was well-carbonated, and the flaver came mostly from citrusy, grassy, and wheaty hops. Light-to-medium malt backbone. Pleasant hop finish.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mcgradyís, arrived in front of me hazy yellow. Aroma slight wheat and yeast with a bit of lemon. Taste was slightly sweet, hint of spice finished bitter. I liked it but it didnít have me jumping. Would drink it again
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 On tap at Waldo Pizza. Hazy yellow with a small white cap. Citrus aroma. Iíd swear there was Cascades in there. Wheaty and citus/spice with a nice touch of bitterness. A real thirst quencher.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at macgradyís, pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a tight white head, giving off a sweet citrusy aroma, mainly lemon and orange. flavor was sweet and grassy plus the orange and lemon made appearances alongside some bready yeasts. there was something strange about the aftertaste, it was very bitter and had a slightly metalic tinge to it, which was odd coming from a draft beer. i would drink it again, but it wouldnt be at the top of my list.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy yellow body, liberal carbonation, and a lush white head. aroma consists of grass, cookies, faint hops, and a little bit of spice. I havenít had many American Wheats but this is by far the best. Very nice wheat character along with spicy notes. This is a killer thirst quencher for the summer.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2006 First batch of 2006. Really malt dominated. Grassy hops and malt dominate the aroma. Come to think about this beer really reminds me of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
AHHH, summer. And this is a great beer for summer. Light and crisp, perfect for those dog days of summer
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve heard good things about this beer from many of my friends, from beer connoisseurs to the lightest of lager drinkers and everywhere in between, so my expectations may have been a bit high. Wasnít let down, but wasnít amazed.
Aroma was strong and sour, pungent smells of the hops as well as some yeasty smell. Smelled a bit sweet, though. Color was a murky yellow, which reminded me of many other beers Iíve liked, so that boded well. Flavor was interesting, though nothing paticularly special, or enjoyable really. Some generic citrus (canít decide if Iím tasting lemon or light, sweet grapefruit) and wheat characters in the body of the beer, but some other flavor players include bread yeast, spiced pear, and sweet liquour. All in all, fairly warming flavors. The end and aftertaste are dominated by a thick, resinous hoppy flavor. I would normally call the body pleasantly thick and a bit gritty, butit doesnít match well with the tastes here. Shrug.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. Some sweet maltiness along with scents of grapefruit and butter. The flavor is more aggressive than the appearance and aroma implies. A great bitter sweetness with hints of grapefruit and some minor toffee. A good beer for the summer, crisp but not overly refreshing. A beer that would probably be better on tap than in bottle.