Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a weizen glass this brew is perfect. Dark muddy orangish/brown with a huge tan head, that lasts the whole beer. Aroma and flavor very dunkel-like. Aroma-lots of toasted malt/roasted grain, with a nice smokiness to it. Flavor has a big bready yeastiness to it, with the toasted malt and smokiness, and very faint banana. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. So far very impressed with the wheat series.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick cloudy orange brown with little head. Has a powerful presence in its apperance. The aroma is roasted, nutty, and a bit meaty. Upon further sniffs there are bread and wheat characters. Lots of things going on in this nice aroma. Flavor and feel are strongly represented by wheat. There also are nice nutty roast malts. A quite active beer, tangy and astrigent. Grass or wet hay, yeast and then a fruityness opening the door to more active tangy character. It’s complex and nicely built. Full finish; a meal in a cup. I like this more than the 2 and 4. They are all nice, but this one has great complexity and a strong presence.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Dark murky brown with huge, thick, frothy, tan head. Nose is bread, a wheaty twang, and some distant hops. Begins pretty malty and very bready with some caramel notes. Interesting yeastiness and subtle spicing. Flavor begins to smooth out a bit in the middle as the wheats come through in all their glory. Flavor ends with some roasty malts and a gentle sweetness. Thick and hearty with a very smooth palate.If there was a Belgian wheat, this would be it.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown color with minimal white fizzy head. Nose is nutty and bready. A very nice caramel malt is present here as well. Some subtle dark fruit notes, I beleive raisins stick out the most. Taste is very smooth up front. A sweetness hits first, followed by some malt and a bready/nuttyness as it moves back toward your throat. The beer clings right to your back molars as you swallow, clinging to stay on your palate and not be flushed down to the gut. There is a bit of carbonation in the beginning/middle that tickles the roof of your mouth, then settles out to become flat rather quickly and coats your tongue...uh oh..here comes a burp....the beer wants back in my mouth..the burp was actually quite tasty, very malty and doughy..i give it a 3.7 out of 5. back to the beer. The nose becomes more grape skins and fresh like toward the middle of the glass. the flavors are thinning out and revealing a little more of a pure malty, wheat flavor. when does the 8 come out?
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured orangish brown light to little no head with my bottle. Medium palate Bread, Carmel, Cirus and Some hints of Cherry. Flavors seemed to balanced and not to strong.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orangish brown appearance with small white head...aroma is of citrus, breads, yeast...flavor of caramel, spice, sugars, and dark fruits (cherry as an afternote)...great palate
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - Pours light brown and cloudy with a thick tan head that stays very well and laces in layers down the glass. Aroma is yeast, citrus, and a bit of breakfast cereal. Some roasted notes as well. Flavor is caramel, yeast, roasted malts, lots of bread, a hint of citrus, and some hay, a bit of bannana under there too. Palate is fuller in body than the four and quite smooth to drink. Feels very malty and full in the mouth. A very unique beer. I like the roasty character of this one most of all. They get better with each progression.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark cloudy brown with a cream colored head that is smooth looking. some roast notes in the aroma with a bit of lemon and dry earth. light caramel flavor with some plain yogurt notes. this is very smooth. everything is mixing well in this and making one enjoyable flavor that is hard to extract the individual components from. i want to say i detect some mocha in this so i will. i detect some mocha in this. yeasty bread finish that mixes with a nice roasted flavor. some light spice in this. enjoyable, a nice experience.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Aroma somewhat similar to Wheat Four, with wet hay, banana, and a touch of clove, but toastier and with a more cerealy (Cheerios) nature. The flavor is quite distinct, though, fruity and toasty with Cheerios interplaying with sweet, almost cherry-like notes and hints of cinnamon. Banana and wet hay persist beneath the characteristic flavors produced by the Belgian yeast strains. An interesting mix of subtlety and complexity, as this beer is of no higher ABV than the former two, yet harbors characteristics more typical of beers in the 9%+ ABV range.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy dark amber color with smallish off white head. Aroma is malty, tart, acidic, notes of cherry, vanilla, leather. Flavor is sweet, malty, touch of caramel and cherry, slightly thin in the finish. An interesting wheat.