locapour (6) - Austin, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I featured the Black Star Elba on an episode of Locapour: http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopelba
Wha a fantastic beer for Austin. It was designed to beat the heat. The cucumber, while it may seem weird, totally makes the beer.
Fun fact: This beer was crowdsourced in its creation by the member owners of Black Star Co-op. It’s a true Austin Craft Beer community beer.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap. Bright gold color, decent little bubbly head, OK lacing. First impression - too sour, high carbonation. Why is this served with a cucumber? I don’t know if it’s the cucumber or the veggies in it (grains of paradise?) but something’s off. I haven’t been impressed with "american wheat ales" - they’re just inferior to weizens as far as I’m concerned.
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour with a thin white head. Wheat and lemongrass, faint in the aroma but coming on stronger in the taste.
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. It was served with a slice of cucumber on the rim. The aroma is mainly wheat, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more complex. I get some wheat and lemon notes, as well as some juicy orange notes. I also get some cucumber notes, but that may only be because the beer was served with a slice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewpub-june 2012-pours golden yellow with a small fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. spicy sweet nose lite grains lite citrus-like the nose! flavors are great-sweet citrus, honey, lemongrass, and bitter orange peal-its all right there! very nice crisp body clean ferment long grassy leafy hoppy finish with lite mint bitterness. very long finish. THis is very well put together. i was definitely impressed by this one and this brewery.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spritzy yellow color with a frothy white head. Dirty biscuity aroma. Good starting bite with flavors of biscuit and mineral water. Bitter finish that dries with time.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, lemongrass, grains of paradise, and earth. Flavor of grain, lemongrass, earth, wheat, orange peel, and grains of paradise.
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub, served with a cucumber. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of sweet grains, honey, light fruits and a hint of spice. Flavor starts with light fruit and flora but finishes with sweet grains and honey.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the pub. Served with a slice of cucumber. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dry, wheaty, some lemon notes. The cucumber slice really comes through. Flavor is crisp, with a wheaty flavor, cucumber freshness, herbal and light. Different take but it works.
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light fresh malt aroma. Hazy gold with a hint of white head. Light refreshing wheat beer with slight spiced notes.