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 (3897) - 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 (710) - 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 (2434) - 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 (2556) - 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.
goldbrew (99) - USA - JUL 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable, so in some sense it’s better than the other beers in this scoring range for me. But very little head for a wheat beer, low aroma, watery flavor and no catch of the agave nectar make this a low scorer. I did have some agave nectar at the house so I just poured some in myself. At least I get the "subtle note" that way, eh.
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle served directly out of the fridge in a shaker glass. Crisp wheat and mildly earthy aroma, maybe a little citrus. Pours goldish yellow with a one fingered white head, active carbonation, and evident bottle conditioning. The taste is crisp wheat and an unfamiliar flavor that is both fruity & earthy, a bit of tartness as well as lemony citrus. There is also a slickness about the beer that is unique but not off putting. An interesting American wheat with a little extra something. Would be nice on the back porch on a hot day.