rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy medium amber with a 1/2" head that quickly drops to the rim, one band of lace. Taste is mostly sweet citrus and malt, maybe a little wheat thrown in. Somehow, in spite of a lack of hop bittering, this manages to clean the palate as it is consumed, but still a bit cloying for the average drinker.
DrSilverworm (4742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Mostly clear yellow / orange color. Thin white head, fades to a minimal ring around the edge, then to nothing. Doesn’t leave much lace. Belgian yeast strain is very noticeable in the body, but it’s not quite a wit... More like your standard belgian ale. Sort of a belgian waffle flavor. Little floral. Not as zesty, very light on the citrus peel. Sweet taste. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Odd stuff. Definitely not your typical American-style wheat. Belgian influence without the zesty character of a true Wit is a bit strong and distracting for me.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated bottle from FlandersNed poured into a weizen glass. Pours translucent deep orange with small white head which dissapates completely. No lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and light herbal hop aroma. Taste is banana, herbal hops, and a hint of clove.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at the new Jungle Jims. Pretty nice example of a wheat ale but I did get some of the Belgian wit notes too, especially the spice. Full mouthfeel.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Draft to taster. Looks decent; a semi-transparent orange with white lacing. Smells of dough and mild citrus. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthful. A decent example of the style.
mythril43 (5) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look is slightly cloudy gold.
Just a hint of grains in the nose
Taste is slightly sweet from the malts up front, followed by a nice wheaty backbone with gentle hops in the finish. Very crisp and well made.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured an hazy dark yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium herbal sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Mild banana and orange aroma, pours a hazy orange with almost no head. There’s an almost candi sugar flavor to start with, and a hint of wheat and cream. There’s a touch of the spice in the finish, it’s very faint. This is a fairly good session wheat beer from a local brewer.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery
My second sample was an interesting mix of a typical wheat beer with some Belgian influences. Hazy in color and yeasty in character it is not quite as good as the pilsner but still shows that whoever is making this knows how to get simple styles down.
Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy orange with a hazy and little head the nose is very fruity almost as if a Belgian and hefeweizen fell into the same glass and mixed. Some spiciness comes through after a while to accent a full bodied presence.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is a bit thick but overall this is another good candidate for warm weather conditions. Tasting like a blend of a Belgian abbey and a fruity hefe it has a nice estery aspect that fleshes out an all around solid beer. I don’t usually like most wheat ales but this one might be tolerable in small batches.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/12/2009: Cellar Rat Field Rat Wheat has a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. Its fruity aroma contains a nice variety: lemon, banana, and orange. The flavor is like chewy, cream of wheat with some pineapple (light), banana, and good spice (corriander) in the finish. The beer has a medium to medium-full body and is smooth. Overall this is a good, well-rounded beer. I really like it, but it is quite thick and chewy and that makes putting down a pint of it difficult. This sample was more than enough for me on a day like today!
Sample (draught) at the Red Brick Sports Pub in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #1 for this beer.