BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Hazy golden hue (get that yeast from the bottle!) with a fizzy and fading head and little lace. One of my knocks against this beer has been itís lack of head retention unlike many classic hefeweizens. The aroma is quite estery with a lot of lemon yeast notes and a noticeable wheaty nose. Not any banana or spice however, hence why itís an American Wheat despite itís unflitered nature...back to the rating, the taste starts twangy and citric, very similiar to the very lemony Upland Wheat Ale but is more subdued. The finish does display some nice wheaty tones. This beer is need of some clove or cardamom. The feel is watery and lively, refreshing enough I guess. What happened to this brew? I had it quite a bit when I lived in Nebraska and liked it then. Now it it watery and lacks depth. After reading other comments, I presume a receipe change was done, for the worse.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy yellow with a small quickly dissapearing head. good wheat aroma and very smooth drinking.. Very good on a hot summer day. Hell I like a good wheat beer any time..
ClarkVV (5369) - 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 Iíve 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 theyíve 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 (3360) - 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 didnít 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) - Pennsylvania, 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 donít 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.