koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler filled at the Flaming Fury release party.
Appearance: Cloudy pale straw body with minimal white crown that rapidly dissipates and shows little lace.
Smell: wheat and a muted orange/lemon/herbal note.
Taste: same as smell. the finish is sweeter than the amount of wheat tartness in the nose led me to assume it would be.
Mouthfeel: on the light side of medium bodied...fairly appropriate for the style. Moderate amount of carbonation makes it moderately enjoyable.
Drinkability: Quite sessionable
Not an amazing example of the style but good for an American attempt and a beer I’d love to have at any local bbq.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-29-2009
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy, slightly dim yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma of banana, lemon, and wheat. Starts out with a good balance of banana, clove, and a bit of hops, but then... what’s this? Very odd finish. On first sip, I couldn’t tell if it tasted of sour fruit, metal, or sunblock. I settled on metal, and it lingers a surprising amount. Overcasts everything good about the beer. Perhaps I got a tainted cup. I’d be willing to try again.
dagimp (786) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at a restaurant on the Hudson River that I can’t remember. Pours with 3 fingers of head. The color is a golden, creamy orange/gold. Lots of carbonation. Taste is of orange and lemon. I was surprised how creamy this beer was. It actually seemed more like a Hefe than a Wit. Either way it was smooth and extremely drinkable with a great taste. Excellent beer... if only Captain Lawrence would distribute in PA!
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy glowing golden yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of clove, bananas, and coriander. Medium thick body. Spicy with a bit of medicinal mint quality and some light bubblegum.
malrubius (2012) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pale opaque orange with lasting head and lace. Very strong coriander aroma with some orange peel. Strong spicy taste with some citrus and wheat tang. Lingering spicy mouthcoating. Refreshing light body and nice soft mouthfeel. Pretty good. A little heavy on the coriander.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 On draught at Rattle N Hum (NYC): A soapy finish was all I could taste amongst an ultimately watery feel. Not a fan. #007 on 14062009, DG.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy Maltajo. Pours a light yellow with a thick frothy head. Lemon and coriander, malt aroma. Taste is light crisp malt with touches of spices, lemon, yeats. A nice light refreshing brew and was great to drink while in the pool on a hot day.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Barcade] Poured a murky golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, toasted malt, vanilla, ginger, coriander, ahd ginger. Taste of strong ginger, citrus fruits, coriander, orange peel, citrus fruits, and vanilla, with a dry, yeasty finish.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Ginger Man. Wheat aroma. Pale yellow cidery colour with some lace. Nicely drinkable, a bit astringent but also well malted finish. Refreshing. Mineral water carbonation, average or above mouthfeel.
jredmond (5951) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. Pours clear yellow body with small white head. Aroma is sweet candy - maybe some bubblegum as well. Taste is very smooth, but a bit too watery. If this had more flavor it would be a top notch wit.