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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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American Style Wheat Beer Brewed with 25% Wheat, 75% 2 Row Pale Malt. A clean refreshing wheat that drinks similar to a Kölsch with a bit more hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2010
bottle. very tasty wheat beer - i like this brewery, hope they put out a larger selection. very nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
A new brewery at GTMW 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Sampled on draught and pours a semi-clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates to a thin white ring and film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, floral hops and a hint of citrus. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of golden gain malt with wheat, floral hops and a touch of vegetable. Finish is light, crisp with a short lived and light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bomber. Pours clear gold (odd) with thick white head. Aroma is straw--like a pilsner. Flavor is sweet straw. Enjoyable. Very strange wheat; tastes more like a cream ale to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
22oz bottle 8/17/11 (Binny’s Plainfield)-Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head which has an aroma of wheat a bit of hops. Taste of the same with a bit of citrus and grass. This light bodied brew is a great mowing beer. Nice job.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerge077 (41) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Very pale golden orange, hazy with suspended micro sediment. Wheats are traditionally hazy, so it fits the style. Slowly rising carbonation has a nice reverse-cascade effect. A finger’s width of white foam, that lingers for a few minutes and fades to a skim. Lightly sweet grainy wheat aroma, simple and pleasant, nothing out of the ordinary. Flavor is mellow and smooth, wheaty and slightly dry in the finish, but very quenching. This is a hot weather beer, and i’ll seek it out again in the spring or summer for sure. Easygoing body, crisp, light and drinkable, very simple with no off flavors at all. Honey, crackers, and hay are the key flavor components. This is perfect for Kölsch fans. An easy drinking "simple by design" session ale aimed squarely at craft novices to ease them into drinking better beer. Simplicity is underrated... obviously no one is trying to reinvent the wheel here. Glad to see this downstate, and rumored to be hitting the west burbs of Chicago already. Nice to see a new upstart small brewer in southern Illinois, I remembered them from the Great Taste last year.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
650 ml bottle picked up at Lau-Nae Winery in Red Bud. Hazy, almost clear, golden with a quick to fade white head. An aroma of honey and wheat. Flavor is not really hefeweizen like. Beginning is hops that might include Saaz. Malt is light, grain is too. Wheat adds crispness but is not prominent here. A bit of vegetables, soft fruit (but not enough). A dry bitterness permeates. As a wheat beer this had few of the usual wheat flavors. No orange peel, no cloves, no banana, etc. I happen to like those flavors and was disappointed by the decisions that went into this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
From 650 ml bottle shipped to me by Strykzone. Thanks. This poured a hazy gold, with a simply huge white head that filled my hefe glass from top to bottom, and refused to go away. II is rare to see this much head retention in any beer. This was served at my 50 degree cellar temperature which might explain all the foam. The nose is wheat and light caramel malt. Medium body and a highly carbonated mouthfeel. The flavor is mild for a hefe with not much going on. However forgetting the style and simply enjoying it as a lighter beer, it is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2011
(draft - Fete at the Fort) light gold. Mild aroma. Flavor is mild malt, wheat, some citrus hops in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monsterc (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
22 oz. bomber. Great example of American Style Wheat. Light hop flavor with a crisp complex malt flavor for a wheat beer. Great summer time session brew!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
22oz bomber from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a clear pale gold with a slight bit of bright white head. Slight aroma of floral hops and citrus. Also a little skunk in there. Taste is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Slight taste of vegetable. Thin bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and an average finish. Overall, not very good. Probably my least favorite from the brewery. This may be a good transition beer from BMC to craft, but not much else.


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