rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Norcalgrowler. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is woody with a yeasty fruit character. No discernable hop aroma. Highly carbonated, medium body. Flavor is slightly spicy, with fruity yeast character. No perceived bitterness
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour with a foamy head. Aroma of grain, yeast lemon and spice. Flavor is a pretty standard wheat with a bit of citrusy hop on the finish.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a shaker. Pours hazy sunlight. Short head, very short retention. Not liking the nose. Transferring this to a narrower, lager glass. Already a better pour. Short white head holds. Aroma is somewhat farmhouse as I remembered it when tasting it previously. Spice, yeast, and wheat. Soft sweet flavor. Light-medium body, creamy texture. and dough and tropical fruit on the medium length finish. Proof that proper glassware does make a difference. I would not turn this away if offered.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pour. Not much head from this one. What little is there is white in color with a light orange/yellow body. I notice some sediment floating around, so the color isnít very clear. The aroma is light, with some notes of spice. The flavor is actually interesting, though not my favorite. Itís pretty complex and seems to move around a bit. Thereís spice, hops, sweetness, and a slightly bready finish. Overall, a decent beer, though FW has far superior brews in their repertoire.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not sure what to make of this one. Itís a very hoppy version of what what seems like a poke at a German wheat. At 6%, itís too big to be session or hot weather beer. And despite the obvious nods to Bavarian origins the phenols and other fruit flavors are obscured by the robust hop flavors. Even the fruit flavors of melon and apricot are over-sharpened by a stark acidity. Why didnít they stick with citric flavors if they were using high acidity? Despite what seems like a train wreck in some respects, this beer is endearing for what it is.
Barreras (748) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with aroma of orange and lemon zest. Taste of orange peel and citrus. Slight bitter aftertaste, a decent refreshing beer.
Oscbert (942) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Firestone Walker
~Orangey aroma, citrusy, wheaty malt.
~Pours cloudy orange with quickly disappearing head.
~Orange citrusy flavor with wheaty malt in back.
~Med body, med CO2, Sweet orangey finish.
~Good Summer Brew when you are hot and thirsty. Pretty simple brew and uninspiring tho.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep golden with no head or lacing. Notes of wheat with a hint of citrus. Balanced taste with a slightly sour finish. Tangy and crisp.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light wheaty nose. Somewhat sweet, with some yeastiness. Sweet graininess up fromt. Fairly thick and smooth. Some sweet yeasty notes in there as well. A little spiciness to go with a touch of hoppiness in the finish.
Zymurgeist2 (739) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice sunset orange, slightly hazy with a nice white head that collars well. Sweet malt and esters on a nice nose, good banana as well. Medium-full yeasty mouthfeel which coats the sides of the tongue but disappears quickly. Nice banana and wheaty taste. This is like a jacked-up hefeweizen. Very crisp dry finish. Really enjoyed this on a hot summer evening.