obguthr (5264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Strong garlic aroma, lemon also present. Cloudy golden, headless. Bready lemon, very light banana. Stale malt. Thin mouthfeel. A swing and a miss. The local water must not be ideal for weizen beers. It’s the one style that is particularly weak in my area, much to my chagrin.
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Banana, clove, and pear on the nose. Hazy, pale gold, with white head, low retention. Tastes moderately sweet, with a light tartness, and an even lighter bitterness. Light-medium bodied, fluffy carbonation, finishes dry and bready. Not a bad Bavarian-style wheat, but I’m used to a bit more noble hop character coming through.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy straw-lemon color with a medium sized head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry wheat, dry citrus and a sweet finish. The taste is wheat, big citrus notes mild spice and mild herbal hops. Medium bodied.