scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gently pale aroma, light dry wood. very soft. towering light tan head. lemongrass, little rubber, finishes dry. slightly sharp with heat in the finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. too boozy, tasted like a rotten pear.
Nuffield (3817) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily and rich palate, juicy and buoyant hops, some wood notes, but overall I have never really enjoyed Hallertau hops and I thought the finish here was a little rough. My friends seemed to like it, however, so all’s good.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750, kept for a few months. Lightly cloudy orange in the glass, with a big foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Nose quite sweet and bubble gummy, along with apple, pear, some yeast, and a little burnt popcorn - in a good way. Flavor once again predominantly sweet, and pretty much as Boulevard describes it - fruity at the start, a little vinous in the middle, and distinctly oaky in the finish. Hops are present and contribute to the balance, but they’re subtle. A very pleasant beer here, and a nice one to share.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle at Bill B’s summer beer tasting party. Dark gold with a large white poofy head. Aroma of celery seed in a potato salad. Great Brussels lace. Thick and long head retention. Syrupy thick body. Big wheat and caramel taste. Still a bit of kilter with the hops, so I suspect this might still improve with age.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/25/10 notes: bottle, thanks to Rod. Pours light amber-orange in color. Flavor has mild creamy notes of banana, pear, apple, butterscotch. Flavor has lemon meringue, mixed orange fruit, a bit syrupy sweet. Body is a bit lighter than expected. The wheat contributes smooth textures to the mouthfeel. Balanced, sweet, interesting.
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First pour is 90% foam. That head is light golden in color with the consistency of shave cream. The beer itself is clear gold with a hint of amber. The aroma is a fruit salad, but a spiked one as alcohol is also evident. The flavor also offers lots of fruit and alcohol. It also features wood, yeast, rich malt, spice, peppermint candy. Aftertaste was wood with just a bit of hops. This was a very interesting beer and one that was unique.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of mreusch. Thanks, Matt. I continue down my path of the Smokestack series with just a couple more to go after this (both in the fridge to boot!). Pours a darker glowing orange dark amber, well hazed, with touches of fire. A big cakey bubbly beige head sits atop, laces well and stays fairly large. Aromas are an estery fruit feel, apple and pear, a light spucy yeastiness, faint honey and bready malts, light floral hopping, a little banana sneaks in. Yeasty and floral, with fruity esters beneath. Initial is medium bodied, gentle sweet malts of bread, vanilla tannins from the oak, honey, estery pear and banana mix with yeasty spiciness, a touch of orange, a touch of pepper and cloves, with a gentle lightly bitter finish, a touch of spice and sweet malts and fruity esters do linger some. A bit of warmth, the floral hops grow on the back with a decent booziness, the hops do help fight back the sweetness though, a bit citrusy but more floral and spice over time. Pretty spicy, but I guess that is what gives it some life in an otherwise drab and fairly annoying style that is Imperial Wheat beers. Ok. Considerably better than their Two Jokers.. Which, although a Wit, is still an Imperialized Wheat Ale. Ok. The oak adds some life, spice and vanilla, and the fruit elements are pretty good overall and complex for a wheat beer.
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, golden with a white head. Aroma of esters, citrus-banana, wheat malts and sugary, earthy tones. Tasted very wheaty with a residual sweetness that was enhanced by fruit tones. Grassy, earthy, with a hint of alcohol.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color. Huge pillowy white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma is orange zest, cinnamon and clove. Flavor is similarly spicy, with some coriander and sweet caramel malt. A little spicy bite on the sides of the tongue in the dry finish.