islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Juicy, soapy smell features scents of white grape juice, apple juice, sweet white wine, hand soap, and perfume. Also, surprisingly, some plum and cigar tobacco in the smell. The smell is weird and I am mixed about it. For better or for worse, it is a strong aroma, especially by the standards of the style. Pours a clear, dull gold with a moderate to large amount of surprisingly thick, yellow-tinted, off-white head. A few bubbles in the liquid. I like the head, but the liquid looks boring and flat (which is an odd thing to write given the substantial head, but it does). Pretty good and thick lacing. The flavor largely matches the aroma. It tastes more like a German golden lager (such as a Helles or a Maibock) than a wheat ale. Juicy and way too sweet taste reminds me of cheap, sweet white wine. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, and it should not be that way given the low alcohol content. Floral flavor produces elements of apple juice, paint, and artificial sweetener. Cream and vegetal finish and aftertaste. This is not a tasty brew. Light body. Soft and a bit frothy in the palate, but, honestly, it’s hard to even describe the palate beyond the fact that it is watery and insubstantial; there is very little too it. It is easy to drink from a palate perspective, since it is so thin and unchallenging, but the bad flavor makes it a chore to drink nonetheless. This is not a well made beer. I drank it quickly to get it over with. I should have used the second half for cooking (my equivalent of a drain pour).
brokensail (12911) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Courtesy of Andy from Secret Krampus. Slightly hazed golden orange pour with a small white head. Sour peach candies, apple cider, and paper. Lots of water, cardboard, and solvent. Flavor is harsh, sour, and bitter. Cider, peach-o’s, and cardboard. Watery, slick palate. Kind of sugary.
bigfoof (4) - - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well I found this brew at my local liquor store.. and see it is made in my home town so I decided to get a 6 pack of bottles. Its pours a light golden brown it smells grainy and a little malty. The taste is kind of bland. Seems like it will be a brew to have once in awhile but I won’t be going out of my way getting any.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Pours a pale golden color with a light head. Nose is faintly wheat and mustly florals, lightly fruity. Tastes like apple cider and artificial malt flavors… syrupy. Oddly sweet and musty. Like a stale apple cider was blended with a mild ale. Weak. Not refreshing at all.
jcnielsen (2555) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Pours a golden color with white head. Malty, slight soapy aromas. Malty, floral, light citrus, veggie flavors. Ugh.
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear orange pour light head. Smells too much of malt syrup and cough drops. Tastes the same, sticky palate. Malta goya time. Worse than most pale lagers because it is less refreshing.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured slightly-hazy medium golden with a short, stark white head. The aroma picked up sweet lemon and orange rind with a bit of earthy wheat and honey. The flavor opened with tart citrus and wheat, with honey and biscuity notes behind.. tacky and kind of unpleasant bitterness on the finish. Light-bodied with an OK overall feel on the palate.. quite sweet.. drinkable stuff.
ccex (1061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear light golden color with big fluffy white head and clumps of lacing. Smells of grains and lemon. Aroma is similar, with a bit of grassand perhaps watermelon. Body is light to thin with just enough carbonation to keep this from being flat. Taste is on the sweet side with a slightly bitter finish. OK for mowing the lawn or fishing in summer, but other than the label, quite boring.
JK (4920) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear. Some wheat sweetness, but it is light and there is very little flavor or aroma at all. No perceivable hop flavor or aroma. Not very good.
Atom (1755) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle pours clear pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma is cider like with wheat and slight spice. Taste is a sweet apple caramel malt with slight wheat and bitter spice. Almost like they replaced the hops with wheat from the IPA, very similar beers, not in a good way.