bhensonb (8995) - 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. Thereís a certain problem with this hopped up wheat - suggests something of an off-flavor. But to concentrate on the hop - itís hoppy, finishing dry with some suggestions of grapefruit rind.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source, as Trst Beer #3. Cloudy pale yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of light lemen. Taste is lemon and tropical fruit. Refreshing.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, wheat, lemon zest and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, lemon zest and light grapefruit with a crisp lightly bitter citrus finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a hazed yellow hued body and a white head. Aromas are grainy, toasty and floral with a large citrusy and lemony hop component. Light honey, estery. Flavors are bready, toasted malt, clean, dry, low bitterness with lots of citrus and floral hop flavors. Medium carbonation. Quite drinkable.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear yellow with a light, white foam head. Sweet wheat, citrus. Good balance, not too sweet. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish, wheat and biscuity malts. Tasty.
3fourths (6950) - StraŖgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. hazed yellow body with a white head. nose of grapefruit, pine resin, dishsoap foam and citronella candle (both the waxy petroleum base and the burning wick)... itís like the DEET insect repellent my dad would make me use as a child, the stuff that will melt plastic if you donít clean it off your hands. medium-light body, waxy texture, dull and lifeless carbonation with muted wheat and malt flavor soaked in grapefruit and lemon pith-like citrus. medium bitterness; medium-low acid; mostly dry. lingering waxy finish with an abrupt flattening of the body late. resinous, oily / waxy texture, difficult to enjoy, and difficult to get past the citronella candle resemblance.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy straw golden with a creamy, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up bright, fresh citrus and grassy hops over soft wheat and a hit of lemon meat.. hopped up and very enjoyable. The flavor found bitter, tangy lemon zest and grassy notes plus lively carbonation on the tip of the tongue, with soft wheat and bready notes backing.. engaging through the palate.. tangy wheat and lemon zest rode out the refreshing finish. Lighter-bodied with fairly high carbonation on the palate.. buttery-smooth middle, but it got hung up in a few places.. overall a very good beer.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Strong grass/hay hops aroma Hazy bright yellow with large white head. Light lemon malt and lightly bitter herbal/hay flavor. Funky and different.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, almost clear icy yellow pour with thin foam ring, clean fruity wheat aroma, great melon, wheat and hard cheese flavors, nice finish
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, unfiltered.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gasoline and lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Iím surprised they managed to get higher alcohols out of such a basic low/med-alcohol brew, but the gasoline odor is distinctive and very off-putting. Itís not apparent right at first, but after only a few minutes in the glass it comes out and gets stronger with time. And no, itís not the room, my glass, hand/arm, or upper lip, I made sure of that. That aside, this simply uses raw hop odor to try to make things interesting. Sadly for me, I find the resinous type of hop aroma crude and non-enticing. So even without the petrol stink, this wouldnít score too much higher...maybe a 5 for aroma. Looks nice though.