MrNemo (11) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty standard APA but with the BR endge that I love so much. Pours a lovely, golden haze. I love how the BR beers look. Not much going on in the aroma department, but that is pretty standard for APAs in my experience. I only drink this beer in the summer. Boy does it go down smooth in the summer. This is more of a beer for more average bar goer. Very well balanced, beautiful, above average wheat beer. Good summer brew.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark very dark gold with a medium white head. Thin in body and mild but it still has a significant wheat flavor. Clean and crisp. The beer has a long finish of lemons. Well done.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Have had this on tap at Bent River many times. Pretty much your straightforward wheat ale on the light side for the common drinkers around. Not bad, though.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at brew pub. Slightly hazy gold color. Nose is like that of a weak fart. Flavor is slightly grassy but faint.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bent River brewpub. Golden yellow, no head. Very light nose of wheat and light honey. Taste of corn and wheat. Lively carbonation feel and a semi burnt malt finish.
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Bent River. Hazed golden orange body. Chunky, bready wheat all over this thing... there’s a light lactic sourness throughout, some stale wood and stale crackers and bread crust. Tastes a bit like unsalted, stale saltine crackers. Medium body, frothy, just a little bit coarse on the palate... but the flavor is downright terrible... old, wet, moldy crackers and bread.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It seems every brewpub has to produce one of these. It’s good looking with a clear gold body and a frothy white head. Nice lacing, too. It smells of wheat flakes with a spoonful of honey and tastes pretty much the same. More of a Summer brew.
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TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light gold with little head. Aroma is faint and grassy with a bit of sour-mash. Surprisingly sharp, bitter flavor makes a lasting impression. Some tartness shows in the middle with hints of grassy grain and a big chunk of clean, crisp lager-like hop biterness. Medium, lively bubbly palate. Pretty crisp stuff.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap, served in a standard bar pint glass. Made a good appearance, poured a clear golden hued amber with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, moderate carbonation overall. Had a pale wheat malty nose, fruity, cereal and crackerish, with a subtle lemony hoppiness. A crisp smooth lightish medium bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability. Cereal and crackerish maltiness at first, followed by a sweet fruity maltiness, a light lemony hop bitterness and a fruity malty finish.
A decent wheat ale from Bent River, dry, tasty and quaffable, a nice year around beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Slightly hazy yellow color with thin white head. Vanilla aroma. Slightly sweet with pleasant cereal grain and vanilla flavor. Unusual, but tasty wheat beer.