pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Flavorful and spicy. Nice citrus flavor along with a peppery edge.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Golden thick haze with awesome lacing and aroma. Had at the brewery, very fresh, and very refresing. Starts with banana and clove, hints of lavender and spice, some bitter hits you on the way down. One of the most refreshing whitís i think iíve had, an excellent brew anytime of the year.!!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have loved every minute of finding new beers by these guys, just 15 miles away from me. They have some *very* solid offerings (Black Bier, Boffo Brown, Tres Blueberry), and a flop or two. Along comes this Belgian Wit, more in the big bold style of the Stone Vertical Epic and the Hitachino Nest than the classy, slightly understated Vuuve and Johnís generations. This one is really orangey, with slight coriander and pepper, and a whole truckload of that bandagey smell that I have come to love. Flavorful, fair body, good appearance.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out with a large, exploding head to a cloudy, dark, golden color in the glass. Aroma is that of clove. Taste is a typical, but tasty wheat with clove, light citrus and a slight, spicy twang present. Nicely done. A good summer beer from a very good (and not appreciated enough) Michigan brewery.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
íFlavorfulí is dead on, Michael - this is a summer beer of a different order than their fluffier Belgian Amber. This one has some outrageous bitter and peppery edges, a strong citusy character, and almost enough body and malt backbone to stand up to all of this flavour. Some salt and sweet, too - itís complex as all get out, as busy as the bees in the orchards this time of year. Canít say Iím a huge fan yet, but Iíll be having more, to be sure. One thing that must be an inside joke is the label - two mailboxes in the morning sun?
joet (2259) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A complex of perfumey, nectarines and some spice component before itís down the hatch. Surprisingly light bodied but with coriander/cumin. More citrus as it warms. Now itís turned into a tripel -- the spice and citric element combined with the color. Itís undeniable. Still a bit light bodied to get seriously into. If youíre having fun in the sun and donít mind a thrist quencher that provides a bender -- this ones for you. Truly delicious.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable. The bottle I drank yesterday had a nice crisp spiciness and subtle fruit notes that I really liked. Well worth drinking, especially in the summer heat.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy honey color with a medium creamy, non-lasting beige head. Spicey aroma, unusual in a wheat since it is not cloves, more like Allspice and pepper. A peppery taste that finishes dry. A tasty wheat that I think you hav to be in the mood for.
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber hue with large frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of wheat, lemongrass, orange zest, coriander, star anise, and floral hops. The taste is citric and lemony at the start with a yeasty background. Picked up some bitterness and spice tones towards the finish. The monuthfeel is lively and refreshing but does have a dryness about it when done. Overall, a good summer wheat, different than some within itís genre, refreshing.
MrDick (350) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shakira. Definitely the best wheat beer that Iíve tasted - and I donít prefer wheat beers. But this wheat has more to chew on that most. Strong flavors and spicy undercurrent.