DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy red-amber body with long-lasting carbonation maintaining a thin creamy head. Fruity/sweet aroma - Marshmallow, peach finishing w/ tootsie roll chocolate and brown sugar. Lighter fruits in the flavor - mango / pear appear right before a tart, plummy sweet wheat malt. The same elements in the finish. Nice enough flavors in the beer it’s just not real compelling.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant, roasty aroma. Has a nice, hazy dark amber color, with some head that disappeared after a couple minutes. Pleasing flavor. Nice texture, with the right amount of carbonation. Overall, a nice beer, that I would enjoy again.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy brown color,nice large off white head that had a long hang time then faded to a small lace.The aroma was,malty and roasty with a bit of citrus in the background.The flavor was very nicely malty with a good roasty side some mild hints of spice and hops with a shade of some citrus coming on towards the end.Very nice brew and a big surprise to see the collection at the local store.I had to thank the guys for getting something decent for a change.
badgerben (4596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, dark amber color with a medium, frothy head. Sour yeast and banana aroma with what might be a hint of cloves. Dry wheat blast at the front of the flavor, followed up by a moderate malt base. Medium body. Simple and solid.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Turbid, carmelized orange color...interesting...never seen one like this...head is gone almost immediately.
Aroma is a sweet, spicy blend, instantly reminding me of a weizenbock. Dark fruits and citrus tango together, tangy, with tingling hops lighting up this nose. I just keep smellin’ it...deep and fruity...
Smooth into the mouth, but commanding of the palate. Goes down easy, but has a fullness of flavor. About medium bodied, tangible wheat texture, bouyed by unbeatable fruit blend throughout the taste, a mix of grapes and berries, with spritzes of grapefruit and orange. Light citric, slightly bitter finish, lasts long on the tongue.
Intriquing. Don’t think I like this as well as #4, but it has plenty of appeal, just not too profound an impact. A good beer. Wonder where #8 will take us, though?
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not so sure about this. Smells kind of dirty and really roasty. I’m not sure I’be ever had anything quite like this. Definitely an experiment but not really to my liking.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mahogony color w/ a nice small bubbled tan head. Smells of roasted grains, wheat some light carmels and a touch of spice. Good full mouthfeel, smooth lightly creamy. Lightly smoky taste roasted grains dominate some light sweet malts. A very odd dunkel but pretty good stuff.
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark hazy brown/amber with a big thick beige head. Aroma of yeast. Flavor of wheat, roast and some coffee. Better than 2 and 4
Pailhead (5567) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma of smoke and roasted grain. Cloudy orangish-brown with an insignificant off-white head. Lots or roastiness and smoke throughout. Moderate wheat flavor with the slightest hints of citrus in the background Light sourness and acidity in the finish. My roommate, who’s not into beer, thinks it has a beef jerky quality in the flavor and I see his point. I guess I don’t like a smokey and roasty wheat beer as much as most. I’d prefer either the Two or the Four.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A shade or two darker brown than the "4", more hazy goodness with good head and lacing. Interesting also is that it has more of a malty taste and palate. Fruity with some roasted notes, spices, only a hint of citrus and a light sourness at the back. I liked this just a little bit more than the 4