theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Metcalf Discount on 91st Street in OP, KS. Pour is slighlty hazed straw golden with a firm 2 inch white head. As the head slowly retreats, leaves behind nice lacing. Aroma of musty wheat and floral perfume. Also some vegetable quality, I’ll assume that is the Agave. Slight twinge of chemical sour towards the very back. Unique nose for certain. The taste is wheat primarily, with a grassy hay earthiness leading to the Agave flavor towards the finish. Some tart lemon citrus is present as well. Flavors are nicely integrated, and this builds up to a satisfying beer. Palate is mouth coating without being heavy. Interesting idea well executed.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OVerall a fairly decent brew, tastey but looked rather dull. pours a cloudy, orangeish body with a full creamy white head. plenty of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. aroma is sweet of wheat, nectar and peaches. taste is pleasent, the only dissapointment was i expected more, but it was just like a regular american style hef. flavors are semi sweet, and not overly rich.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy bright yellow with a small fluffy white that hangs around for a little while leaving a trace of lacing. Smell is pretty tame with some banana, clove and wheat sweetness. Also a bit on lemon in the aroma as well. Taste actually has a slightly tart lemon kick up front that gives way to a fairly nondescript grain backbone with some wheat in there. The finish has a redux of the slight tartness of the lemon. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation but not as clean or crisp as I expected. The drinkability on this is limited by the slight tartness that seems to pervade the taste and not in a good way. It’s a fair example of a wheat beer but I’ll pass on this.
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Small, but lasting suds atop the cloudy, pear-orange body. Aroma is sour yeast, lemon juice, stale grain, and occasional banana popsicle. Mild flavor has dry wheat then mostly tart lemon-cherry, and a light citrus-banana aftertaste. Light-medium body is smooth, acidic-tingly and finishes nicely dry.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Agave flavor comes through more in a little tartness on the finish, wrapping up a very light wheat beginning. Totally forgettable.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thick dense clouded orange with no lasting head at all. Smell is huge OLIVES, and light tart wheat. Flavor is light and sweet dough - not a big or bold flavor at all. Medium to high carbonation. Very strange presence of olives in the smell.
morrdt (682) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC. Pours a dark gold with a small head. Aroma is all citrus. Taste isn’t bad, but there’s nothing too special about this beer. Meh.
Beatanalyst (10) - Bensenville, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer pours a horrible dark yellow or amber color. Very small faint head. Lemon is over bearing and very faint hints of wheat. If you are looking for a good wheat beer, this is not the one.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Rated 7.13.08. Pours a very murky light golden with a small soft white head. Sweet agave and wheat aroma. First taste is sweet agave, followed by some boring wheat and metallic flavors. I like the unique sweetness the agave adds, however, the rest is kinda like macro american keg beer. Medium, kinda chalky body with some light fizzy carbonation. . . . 5 3 5 3 10 . . . . . . . .
Rerate 12.27.08. Who would have thought an accidental 6 months would help this beer hehe. Pours a cloudy homogeneous gold with no bubbles and a small dense creamy white froth. Light aroma of sweet agave juice, light honey and faint toasted wheat, pleasant. Soft flavors, the slight oxidation seems to have helped greatly. Tastes like pilsner malt, lightly grassy, sweet and tangy agave sugars, light honey wheat toastiness. Smooth crisp palate. . . . 6 4 6 3 12 . . . . . . .
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an odd semi hazy yellowish orange with a quickly fading white head. Smell is slightly sour almost funkiness, and wheat, with a bit of lemon in there as well. Flavor is extremely bland aside from the tartness that feels like a ton of lemon juice was squeezed into a regular lager. The agave gives it an odd mustiness, that I don’t particularly care for. Interesting, but not really good. A bit thin as well.