ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle compliments of csbosox! Thick, hazy, banana yellow pour with a small white head. Smells musty/dusty and lightly sweaty, but has notes of lemon, sour yeast and dry wheat tones. Very dry, lightly sour nose overall that does not hint at much to come. Fortunately, the flavor is much better than the nose would suggest, showcasing a wonderfully smooth, lightly bubbly mouthfeel, a medium-light body and little to no wateriness. Light honey and almonds, smooth grainy wheat tones, lemon-like hops flavors and a nutty, yeasty finish. It has been a while since I’ve enjoyed an American Wheat (gumbalhead being the last) and this was a pleasant surprise. Nothing hugely complex or stunningly flavorful, but well-done for what it is.
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. And, to all of you who guessed this is refreshing on a hot summer day here in KC, you are right. While I still like this beer, the last couple of years it tastes a little watered down. I think they’ve changed something with the recipe or the barley they use.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Have had in bottle and draft. Draft is a bit better, but overall a nonexciting wheat beer. Slightly cloudy, good wheat aroma. Flavor is thin. I guess it would be good for drinking on a hot KC summer day.
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured to a golden hue that was slightly cloudy and had a quickly dissapating head. The aroma was reminiscent of wheat, clove, and flowers. Was strong at first then dissapated very quickly. It was disappointing that the aroma didn’t last more than a minute. The palate needs more carbonation. It was light and not sticky. Unfortunately, was mostly like water. The flavor was a bit weak. Tasted like wheat and clove. Not bad tasting, but not exciting.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant crisp lemony aroma and some wheat tang. Good cloudy appearance but little head. Taste simple and straight-forward wheat tang, no esters but very fresh and bright tasting. Refreshing but simple.
Goodfieldnohit (9) - Canadian, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my favorite beer when I can get to Kansas. Its probably a good thing that I don’t have easier access to it. Very refreshing and as others have mentioned, it is smooth. Get some if you can....
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my standard bar beer, and is quite good. Pours golden, a little cloudy, and with a nice flavor hat can be enhanced well by a little lemon. Smooth bu with ample carbonation both on tap and out of the bottle.
roznb (5) - USA - DEC 27, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good summertime beer. I like the nice golden color of this hazy beverage. Smooth and mild.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. Poured a deep orange - amber color with a small head. not too strong of flavor and not a lot of carbonation. very smooth and quite drinkable.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decied to have this beer tonight because my friend is coming back from Iraq in two weeks. Good beer, I really like it.