mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 Pale yellow color with a thin white head. Light honey aroma. Slightly malty and sweet with hints of honey, citrus and a bit of hops. A little mild for an unfiltered wheat brew.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow/pale golden color with a lack luster head that has minimal retention and little to no lacing. Aroma is mostly wheat with a touch of honey. Flavor is a slight sweet honey with a touch of nuttiness layer on top of a pretty light bodied wheat beer. This isnt bad by any means. On the adverse, its not something that I would trade my kids for. I like the direction Cold Spring is going with this series of beers but they need some more to them.
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Keil’s. Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Nose is slightly sweet and grainy. Fairly boring wheat ale. Lightly spiced with a hint of malt.
tdaglow (41) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is pretty neutral. Not much but some honey and cracked wheat. Appearance is transparent gold. Flavor is a little sweat and bitter, very simple. The palate is thin.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This company proves there is a direct correlation between the quality of the label and the quality of the beer. For some reason, I can’t stand those clear sticky labels. Maybe that has something to do with the beer they hide inside. A lifeless ’’off-hazy’’ golden yellow liquid topped with a small patch of white pond scum. Aroma of yeast, sweet malt, honey and some light almonds, actually not too bad. Taste of almonds, sweet malt, fruit and soap. Some nutty bitterness seeps in as does some astringency.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found a single of this and how could I not snatch it knowing the quality that this brewery puts out. Upon looking at the prior scores this looks to be an above average effort from the place. A decent looking pour. Cloudy golden color with a tall, lasting off-white head. Sweet aromas of pears, apricots, wheat and marzipan. After awhile some light almond scents sneak in, but still seems sticky. Fairly thin and nearly water feel. Some pale lager notes, mixed with almonds, bread and hints of citrus. Seems to go quickly, which in some ways is a good thing. I do catch a bit of hops bitterness in the linger. Somewhat simple. Certainly not gut wrenching like some of the Gluek products.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer sure is the ass of the crafts. Pours hazy yellow orange with a thin, crisp white head. Smells like honey and roasty almonds, some citrus. Sounds good enough but something is not right. It’s pretty much a mess. Medium body, fizzy carbonation.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 18, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
18-Aug-08 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 16-Aug-08 for $1.29 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Apparently new to the San Diego market, a trio of Cold Spring six-packs was stacked for "quick movement." Certainly an odd decision for this normally fine bottle shop, so good luck with that. Only the Honey Almond Weiss was available as a single-bottle purchase, so that’s all I picked up. The beer pours a hazy, golden-amber color with a very small, filmy, white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of bread, honey, cheese, socks and cardboard suggest this beer is old, but presumably it’s not. Bready malt base mingles with vague flavors of sweet honey and artificial almond, plus a hint of tartness. The flavor is passable, but certainly doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm for subsequent sips. Maybe it’s the almond flavoring that makes the beer taste cardboardy and old, but that’s the beer’s biggest downfall. Body is light but not watery, carbonation is light-medium, the mouthfeel is smooth and easy, and the slight tartness does help to keep this wheat beer from sitting all fat on the palate. I can’t say I’m a fan of honey or almond in beer, so it’s not surprising I didn’t find this enjoyable, but the beer isn’t awful.
badgerben (4630) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color with a medium head. Slight almond aroma and lots of grain. Very watery grain flavor. Little to no wheat.
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from HI-Time. Hazy orange-tinged color with a very few white bubbles for head. Aroma is floral and dusty over pale malt/biscuit. Near medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor starts slightly citrus tart, but quickly flattens out to just a decent wheat beer. A little citrus sour lingers at the finish which is pretty clean. Have no idea where the hops are. Fairly refreshing drink.