krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a modest wheat, it pours almost clear, with a tawny boxer-dog colored hue. a dismal head-- if i’d have gone bald this quickly, i’d have cut my throat. not enough foam left after a minute to impress a spittle bug. for the aroma, carmel features a likeness of grape and orange drizzled grass, white beans, and a bit of well-worn tuperwear. i tried to pry out of it some classic banana, gum or clovey notes, but without a 36" crow bar, i guess it can’t be done. nice carbonation for a quencher, but with a bittersweet taste that caused my brow to knit and lip to curl. some dank grains, with more of the grape and citrus. lightly acidic-- and while not enough to corrode a battery terminal-- it seems strange for a hefe unless they supplied a lemon wedge right in the bottle. the last pour did produce some yeast and residue, adding perhaps a saving measure of depth. it’s a strange wheat/pale ale cross over, with not quite enough qualities of either to engender much enthusiasm, an endorphin, or even an appreciative sigh.
OldMrCrow (2178) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Asilomar.
It’s very hard to complain about free beer when you are chilling on the beach at Asilomar. So I won’t complain. This was perfectly drinkable, not too much banana or anything, and I’m pretty sure it had beer in it.
BeerdedDave (885) - - MAY 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light citrus aroma; soft, light wheat base with mild citrus hop notes; much more of an American style wheat - no banana or clove notes typical of a hefeweizen
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at A.W.Shucks, Carmel, 30/04/14.
Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate white swirl and edgework.
Nose is citric rinds, lemon, ornage peel, straw.
Taste is pretty bland, citric forward, grass, light spice, metallic rinse.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, crisp close.
Pretty blah, rates a rate !
More mediocrity from Menodcino!
baraciisch (2349) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Was going to buy a sam adams but I figured I'd try something new, at Flaherty's in Carmel... Wish I hadn't... Golden yellow, watery flavor with a hint of sweetness, minimal to no wheat richness, very disappointing... Don't waste your time.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wim (3171) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
gold blond coloured body with a little white head a yeasty sweet fruity aroma a spicy yeasty sweet fruity little bitter taste with a sweet bitter finish
RobertDale (4353) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Might be old? Picked up at liquor store in Tulsa last month. Pours a clear dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus, and yeast. A bit of hops at the finish. Average.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber with a large off white head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with wheat, abricot and yeasty notes. Yeasty flavour with wheat, lemons and lime. Finished sweet.
markwise (4870) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks jcwattsrugger for the share. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is bread with some slight citrus, hops, and banana. Flavor is similar. Light body and so-so overall.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a deep gold color with thin white head. The aroma is wheat and vague sweetness to go along with some floral and spicy hops. The taste is smooth with wheat, a touch of roast and faint spicy to citrus to floral hops. All the while I also get a thin layer of graininess off in the background.
MeadMe (1473) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one.
A: Pours a pale yellow with a puffy head.
S: Aromas of light wheat, muted citrus, and pale malts.
T: Light wheat, citrus, bread, not impressed with this one.
M: Very thin, dare I say watery.
D: It’s like water you could drink a ton of it, but who would want too?