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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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honey, wheat ale


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a nice, tall, white head. S: Sort of a bland nose, I find. The spices are definitely there. It’s heavy on the coriander and orange peel notes. I don’t get a ton from the honey, though there is a bit of floral character. Plenty of bread and cracker malts, though. T: Sweet, pale malts with a light biscuit and cracker flavor make up most of the flavor. There is a good amount of floral character as well as a strong flavor of spices: coriander, pepper, and orange peel. There’s something slightly savory about it. M: Medium in body with a rather high level of carbonation. O: Not the greatest nose, but just sort of bland more than offensive. An okay beer. Nice to try, but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Draft on tap at Maduro’s Bell"s Event (Madison, WI). Pours a glowing orange gold hue, good haze, frothy brighter white head laces small. Aromas are a huge rich orange peel and rind, touches of pulp, some coriander spice, flaked wheat, bread dough. Nice and rich orange aroma. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, huge orange presence with spice, yeast, bread dough, flaked yeast. Into the middle more dough, flaked wheat, bread, and rich orange. Finish is citrus oils, dry, and lingering orange, a bit tart, coriander. Flaked wheat. Nice finish, tart and orange. Really nice lively and flavorful Wit, great orange presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Maduro in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus, spices and a buttery note. The taste is citrus, toasted malts and spices. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Tasted on 7/5/11 on draft at Bells. Pours hazy golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a decent collar of lace. The nose is fairly sweet with some wheat malt and tons of honey with a bit of earthy yeast and light bitterness underlying. The flavor is honey sweet up front, moving to the more cereal wheat malt and just a hint of lightly burnt bitterness. The body is fairly full with lively carbonation and a long honey and cereal wheat malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2011
On tap at the cafe. This one just didn’t quite do it for me. I think I can see where they’re going with it, but perhaps some refinement is in order. As a celebratory beverage, I’d rather raise a glass of the Sparkling Ale. Drab appearance and not much complexity or intrigue to the flavor. Listed at 8% ABV at the cafe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Draft at Rich Os. Deep golden body with a fizzy, white head. Aroma of toasted grain, clover honey, wheat with hint of citrus and lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to modertely sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and moderately carbonated. Sweet cracker flavor along with notes of grain. This beer reminded me of a pilsener with honey sweetness. Nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
A slightly murky dark straw, ok off-white head, but not a looker... Nose devoid of aroma, very faint note of honey on the finish... Tastes like a honey lager, sweet honey notes, light skunky finish.. I’d rather drink this than oberon on a hot summer day

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Uncle Mike’s. Amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of wheat, mild spices and a touch of honey. Taste is pretty non descript with wheat, light caramel and even lighter fruit. A touch of hops add balance but nothing terribly exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. Pours hazy orange with a thin pale white head. Decent lacing and an aroma of honey, lemons, orange peel, white grapes. Flavor is a tad on the yeasty side with a bit of earth added in. Notes of honey, wheat, and lemon zest. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Reviewed from notes. Pours a light pale orange with a pretty decent white head. Nose is honey, sweetness, and a bit of lemony citrus. Taste consists mostly of a light, sweet honey flavor and some citrus undertones. Feel is like with good carbonation. Was a nice, easy drinking outdoor beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-13-2010


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