phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft served in a pint glass at Senate. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of orange peel, earthy hops, sweet malts, wheat, and coriander. Flavor of wheat, sweet and bready malts, tangerine, pepper, coriander, and earthy hops. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, mildly spicy mouthfeel. Nice twist on the style, with more hop character than usual.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Bearden Beer Market. Murky gold, loose white head. Smells lime, grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor is also citrusy, lime, and some spicy notes.
Tmoney99 (10466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Pours hazy golden color with an average creamy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop, spice and yeast aroma. Medium body to a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. My expectations where met.
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Light golden, bubblegum nose, coriander, citrus peel. Floral notes, perfumy, pot pourri. higher carbonation. Herbal & mentholyptic notes. Decent
rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a whitish head and heavy lacing. Aroma of flowers, spice, medicine, wheat, and citrus. Taste is sharp and herbal, yeasty, nicely hopped (very bitter for this style) and a little sweet. Medium bodied, dry, and smooth. Not bad.
PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at PH. Pours a clearish golden color with thin white head and random lacing. Notes of peppermint, soap, cloves, coriander, orange peel, vanilla, strong malts and other dry spice.
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Bierkraft, 9/8/12
Aroma: The nose has yeast, wheat, a good amount of spice, and some banana notes
Appearance: This one pours a slightly unclear golden-orange color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, with wheat and banana, and some spice/clove for balance
Palate: The body is medium, though it leans light, it drinks decently, with a spicy tingly, and a good finish
I thought this was a pretty interesting beer, but it was not a real standout for me, just solid. I’d certainly drink it again, and many breweries could do worse then to have this as the wheat in their line-up.
ReggieDunlap (3029) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has light coriander, clove, and banana. Flavor has coriander and lime...rindy...pepper, wheat, and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a dry, spicy/bitter finish.
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Yeasty spicy aroma, coriander, pepper, maybe some cinnamon, banana notes, grassy hops, bready, caramel notes, citrus, some hoppy bitterness. Yeasty floral flavor, quite spicy, pepper, coriander, hoppy, fruity notes, some banana showing late, along with caramel and some alcohol. Spicy fruity finish.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit wheaty and very fruity. A light spiciness and a lot of yeast character. There is an almost blueberry-like character to the brew that is pretty unique. Peppery with the faintest hint of allspice towards the back. Understated but very delicious. An interesting take on a style that hasn’t been interesting for quite some time.