Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A tart and fruity-hoppy wheat base ale. Very good.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed fresh one week after purchase from a Kansas store.
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a medium white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is dominantly hoppy blending with the fruity esters of wheat beer creating an inviting aroma that is a mix of pineapples, grapefruits and bananas. Taste offers a very solid wheat backbone, fresh bakery white bread, fresh bananas, sharp bitter grapefruits, hops resin, freshly squeezed lemons, medium yeast presence. Medium tartness, low-medium bitterness. My bottle lacked a bit of carbonation which is surprising coming from a mass produced Boulevard 12oz bottle. The lack of carbonation made the beer feel a bit heavier than it certainly is. I enjoyed this beer despite the low carbonation and I’m sure I would love it with a more active carbonation. A nice beer my wife brought me back from a business trip, and when I miss my wife because she is away on business I just type stuff in Google because it finishes all my sentences with stuff I didn’t mean.
brenn79 (1548) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy golden with a nice one finger head. Aroma is bursting with citrusy hops, fruity and bitter, I do also get the wheat. The taste is the same, citrusy hops, but the hops also have a resinous quality without being all that piney. The wheat makes this smooth, the hops add lots of citrus and resin, good beer.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not getting so much hops, but I’m getting tons of fruit sweetness, and by God this is a delicious beer. There is hops in the finish, but by then you’re so happy about the body that you couldn’t care less.
Stevesie (326) - - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like an IPA, tastes like a wheat. Interesting concept and not a bad beer, but I really wish the taste would have matched the aroma.
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy. Mixed hop. Med body. Flavor is fruity/wheaty. There’s a certain problem with this hopped up wheat - suggests something of an off-flavor. But to concentrate on the hop - it’s hoppy, finishing dry with some suggestions of grapefruit rind.
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting "hoppy wheat" experiment works pretty well. Pine and citrus aroma. Taste is lemon, grapefruit and bread.
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really like this combination of hop and wheat. Beautiful color and just the right balance. Not too much skewed toward the hop side. Great for the holiday season. Would buy again without hesitation.
dutch23mp (281) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fragrance is really nice pours with a wonderful white head and is really a refreshing brew. Just the right blend of hops for a wheat beer. really different well brewed. Great summer beer, (even in the winter)
Scrapersnbeer (1490) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy IPA-like aroma only with lemon subbing for grapefruit. Very pale, cloudy yellow, more like lemonade than beer. Taste is an odd juxtaposition of bitter and sweet, with a funky spiced bread aftertaste. Light enough to be refreshing, zesty enough to bite back. Surprising that more brewer’s don’t try something like this.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Smells hoppy...and lemon peel. Tastes nice...somewhat fruity...with a bready finish.