omhper (23314) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Vino Versato, Pismo Beach, CA. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Fairly sweet with an aroma of sugared banana. Medium bodied with rounded, creamy mouthfeel, Persistnt but light banana flavour.Low bitterness. Tasty, but on the sweet side.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy orange, no head. Aroma of citrus. Taste has orange peel, slight grapefruit, malt. Not bad.
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a moderate white head on top.
S: There is a slight sourness to the nose which is present in many of these pale wheat ales. A bit of bread and lemon/citrus as well.
T: There is a nice spice character to the beer that I did not expect from the nose. Cloves and a hint of banana make this seem almost hefeweizen-like for a moment. The sweet, bready and caramel malts follow.
M: The body is a bit on the light side with a moderate carbonation.
D: One of the only "meh" offerings I’ve come across from Firestone Walker. This isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t really be interested in having this one again.
bhensonb (13978) - 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.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering white head. Aromas of honey, bread, lemon and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, honey and light citrus with a crisp malty finish.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours lightly hazy golden orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and banana. Flavor of banana, wheat, caramel, and citrus with a soft mouthfeel.
daknole (10848) - 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.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Choice City in FoCo. Cloudy, light orange appearance with an off white head. Juicy tangerine, orange citrusy, light wheat malty nose. The fruitiness of the aroma reminds me of fruit beers by New Glarus. Nice yeasty, wheat malty flavor with some of the same citrus notes but not nearly as pronounced as in the nose. Fruity, yeasty aftertaste. Pretty fruity but overall a nice beer when you’re hot, which I always am.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL. Poured a clear yellow with really no head. Aroma is a bit urine, a bit vegetal. Taste is somewhat spiced, some unflaked malt, lager graininess, honey. Not very good.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Plump wheat, bready yeast and banana esters are enlightened by citrusy angles in this refreshing but raucous Wheat Ale .
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the cloudy, almost murky, yellow.
-The aroma is a tad disappointing for the style.
-The mouthfeel needs some tightening up for this to be a world-class example. This is neither crisp nor polished.
-The soft and sparse bubbling doesn’t quite work with the flavour profile, imho.
On tap at a restaurant in Santa Barbara.