hopscotch (9835) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Murky, caramel-colored ale with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Decent retention. Earthy, grainy aroma with soft notes of apple and caramel. Medium-bodied and super fizzy. Good bitterness provides perfect balance. Bone dry finish. Kudos to headbanger for shipping the bottle to me!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant wheat aroma, soft spice too, Hazy, unfiltered, dark amber, pours a fluffy cream head. Heavy malted wheat taste, mildly spiced. Medium bodied, a pleasant drink, like a mild version of Aventinus. Very good. Thanks mds.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 12oz bottle-A huge white head on a orange body. Too much head but reading other people reviews I was not the only one. A taste of sour and alcohol. Overall not a bad tasting beer.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy brown-orange with some yeast sitting at the bottom and a bready white head sitting atop. The aroma has plenty of fruit - banana, pineapple, pears, and then some faint plums. Agreeable, live carbonation with bready and tart fruitiness. Reasonably quenching.
demitriustown (1104) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
When your glass is nothing but foam and you didn’t even get through a quarter of the beer that’s not a good thing. SO "HUGE" head. With a rather brownish/ amber color to the actual beer. Nose is yeasty, doughy, with some citrus fruit, some definate wheat notes, and some light hops. Taste is wheat, light citrus, mild hops, and kind of grainy. Palate leaves quite quickly, so it’s short and rather carbonated. Overall, The beer’s palate just leaves you. It’s a decent wheat ale, but there are much better of the Bell’s Wheat ale series.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured. Weak yeasty aroma. Weak yeasty and slightly fruity flavour. Thin. Very sparkling. Unpleasant sharp yeasty finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appears a hazy, cloudy, orange toned light brown with a huge 4 ginger off white head that slowly fades into a small, clumpy head. Spotty streaks of lace are left around the glass.
Smell is of dusty cocoa, caramel, funky yeast, and hits of citrusy hops.
Taste is similar to the aromas but a dull, yeasty wheat fill out with some cocoa, caramel, and toffee notes. Weirdness that I’m on the fence about.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, bitter, slightly sweet, and orange peel bitter sweets.
Drinkability...strange brew with funk. Not my cup of tea for wheat beer.
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott. Batch 7104. Deep golden orange in colour, large lasting beige head, lots of lacing. The aroma is sour and yeasty, lots of citrus, must and bananas. The flavour is sour, yeasty, lots of must, orange citrus. Very fizzy mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes very gassy, sour. Starting to fade, drink it now.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Big hiss when opened. Pours a hazy amber color with a 3 inch off white head. I couldn’t even pour the whole bottle in the glass. MAJOR carbonation. Has some lacing due to the huge head. Has the typical yeasty, wheat beer aroma and flavor (spicey but light banana). Light to medium body. Worth a try. Thanks Scott.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Walt for this beer. Poured a very hazy bronze with a large fluffy off-white head. Great aroma of apples, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Flavor is dry and spicy, with notes of lemon, ginger, and nutmeg, with some dry hops filling in the back. Body is light and refreshing. Sort of odd, but I’ve had some German wheats similar to this so I’m not dismayed. Though its flavor isn’t exactly bursting with complexity, I find it agreeable and refreshing in the summer heat. Nice.