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RATINGS: 2000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American wheat ale made with European ingredients. Belgium wheat malt and Czech Saaz hops provide a spicy, fruity balance to this seasonal ale. (Formerly known as Solsun)


Jamesthebrit's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (194) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
A: Pours a lighter dandelion color. Pretty good white head. S: Fruity, orange, lemon. Super malty. T: Pretty dry on the palate which is nice. Easy drinking, subtle citrus. Super malty... too malty I think. P: Dry on the palate. Light body. A solid beer here. Easy to drink. Wheat is a little too slight and malt is a little too much but nothing terrible wrong with this beer. I think you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like this beer. Also it signifies the arrival of spring! So you can’t hate that.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (54) - - APR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into a shaker. Decanted the pour, leaving most of the yeast in the bottom the bottle, but still some yeast in suspension which is spot on for a german style wheat bear. This feels like a slightly more hoppy version of the summer wheat beers you can find in Bavaria. Smells of citrus and summer! I love this beer on a hot summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deaconmike (324) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Golden amber with an ivory head. Aroma is grainy with a hint of citrus. Similar taste. Body is light with crisp carbonation. Good, but not a standout.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
This beer had a hint of an unpleasant aroma which I thought resembled canned tuna. Fresh, high-quality canned tuna, but that’s not a smell I want in my beer. Besides that, it was rather typical, if unremarkable, for a wheat beer. Only a mild hop presence. The flavor was slightly muddled, a hint of sweetness and some bitterness...moderate body. As faint as the fishy aroma was, I found it off-putting and it interefered in my ability to enjoy this otherwise middle-of-the-road brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy light orange pour with a frothy white head. Smells wheaty with citrus. Taste is citrus, wheat and some light bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewpubexplorer (6) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
A very refreshing citrusy aroma that is orange in color and very pleasant to the nose. An orange wheat in taste and is also very pleasant on the palate. Overall it’s a very drinkable summer ale which is definately a beer that you can have many on a hot day.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The very clean, light aromas of flowers, grass, lemon, lime, orange (I guess general citrus would be appropriate, although I’m pretty sure I’m picking up the distinct differences), and even peaches give this a true springtime feel. There’s also some pine and a touch of toasted grain underneath. The beer is a very murky apricot flesh color (kinda dull yellow-brown) with a fluffy white head that retains well and leaves a light, but puffy lace jutting out along the sides of the glass (should anything less be expected from a wheat ale?). For a wheat ale, this actually has a significant bitter bite to it, I’d say a medium level bitterness (lighter end of medium) with a medium / medium-light, dull sweetness. The body is medium light and full of lots of fizzy carbonation. The texture is fairly thin and watery, but it’s very crisp and refreshing with a dried citrus peel and grain finish. Some pine appears at the finish too, but disappears at the aftertaste; which is mostly clean except for a refreshing dry citrus peel that doesn’t hang around too long.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunn4040 (84) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours an unfiltered golden orange with little bits of sediment. Fizzy white head settles into a sticky cap that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is boiled peanuts, citrus rind, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, and some herbal notes that I can’t quite put my finger on. Honestly it has a little bit of a funk to it that I wasn’t expecting. Flavor is lighter than the nose would suggest. Orange peel, coriander, slight hop bitterness on the back end rounded out by some sweet malts. I just ate so I may have to come back to this one later and do the flavor a little more justice. Mouthfeel is great. Perfectly carbonated. Overall a decent summertime brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (164) - Belmont, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of bran cereal, wheat and grains. Tastes of grained cereal, earth and slight citrus zest. Wheaty aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Bottle to glass. Pours a bright orange, slightly hazy. Good looking beer. Aroma is wheat, grain, grass with hints of citrus, hints of yeast. Taste is wheat, grain with orange and spice. Light sweetness. Palate is thin, medium carbination. Enjoyable beer from a style that I?m not typically fond of.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
Tap pours hazy yellow to orangeish gold with white froth. The aroma is nice sweet musty grains. It has a very solid earthy wheat flavor with a moderate amount of grains and spice to go with a bright lightly orange and pearish flavor. Light approachable and easy to enjoy for an American wheat.


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