nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos.
Pours a hazy copper color with a nice lacey white head that fades to a ring.
Aroma is wheaty with lemon and slight caramel. Subtle but good.
Flavor is wheat, Munich malt, caramel, lemon, banana, spice, and some grain. Decently tasty, but nothing outstanding.
Clean, crisp, and somewhat dry on the palate. Medium body for the style.
This is pretty drinkable, and definitely a reasonable summer wheat beer. Very enjoyable in the right situation. I heard this one was a flop from one of the first people I knew who had it, but I’d disagree. This one should go over pretty well with Joe Sixpack and shouldn’t offend the serious beer geek.
JohnnyJ (3529) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Hazy yellow orange pour. Sweet malt, banana, wheat, and light spice. Decent wheat beer, could be refreshing during hot summer, but not my thing.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a hazy golden peach, with a thin off-white head. Stick your nose in and you’ll smell bubblegum, wheat, and spicy clove, just as you should in any decent wheat beer. It tastes of candy sugar, banana, wheat, and some orange peel.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold pour with a hint of orange color. Small white head. This style is nbutler11’s favorite. So send him all the wheat beers you can find. He will really be happy. Anyway, back to this one. Aroma has some plums, oranges, yeast and maybe a hint of melon. Flavor is more typical of the style than the aroma lead me to believe. Orange peel, wheat, yeast, honey, and some light tropical fruit nuances. Not bad at all.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 5/4/2009. This wheat ale pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is slightly fruity, a little spicy and citrusy. A medium bodied wheat beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, a touch of citrus and some cereal. Not picking up any banana and clove. The hops are floral. Mild carbonation. Not a bad wheat beer, but there is not much here. Or to be fair, there is not much here for me. I mean it’s a well made beer, I can’t taste any real bad defects, but I am fairly neutral on the beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
BelgianBeerGal (2604) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sample at the brewery. Very cloudy pour and a nice white head. Suprisingly citrus aroma and some light hops with the wheat. Very full mouthfeel. Very light, crisp and refreshing, especially on a summer day.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is quite good for a wheat. Actually contains some characteristics of a pale ale. This is very fruity, citrusy. Pretty good.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is lightly spicy and somewhat citric. Medium body with fizzy/foamy carbonation. This is a Belgian ale. No doubt. It’s a light version, but it is so Belgian. Fruit; spice; hop. Yummy.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from KnB. Pours dark straw colored, opaque. VERY estery profile dominated by banana and a hint of pineapple. Flavor is again dominated by yeast products, with a slightly sweet finish.
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even though I had a lemon wedge in mine, this was a light and quenching hazy wheat beer. Quite a few muted flavors packed in. some spice, definite wheat taste. Overall a great summer beer.