ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Dark orange pour with limited head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit and bourbon in aroma and taste.
Steasy66 (540) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, no head. Nose is big and buttery, toffee and a hint of citrus. Rough and boozy at the front, big wheat fades to sweet bourbon. Really nice wheat wine.
pantanap (3148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at GTMW 2010... pours a dark caramel brown with a thin light tan head... smooth toffee and a growing dark fruit presence coming through in both the nose and flavor. a little bit of heat but this turned out to be pretty nice overall.
deyholla (4781) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a dark brown with with a yellow brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Flavor was sweet with grain and wheat notes and a bit of underlying light fruit. Flavor was similar with sweet wheat and grain and a nice growing light fruit note.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Wow! Hazy dark orange pour. Aroma of wood and bourbon. Taste is the same - not overpowering but excellent balance. Really well done.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winterfest 20008. Strong what aroma with sweet spices. Wheat flavor in the caramel and spicy body.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during the Winterfest 2008 as Bellsnickle Wheat Wine in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy orange-ish brown brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly disappears to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of light multi-grain malt, some raisins, mincemeat pie filling and a touch of yeast. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of alcohol character with flavors of white bread malt, raisins, some grassy hop character and a touch of yeast. Finish has a high alcohol character with aftertaste of sweet yeast, a touch of banana and some raisin. I still prefer the barley wines, but this one was interesting.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Im not a big wheat ale fan to begin with, but this was decent. Some citrusy bite, with a grass/grain aftertaste. There was a slight booze burn though that was a little rough
tennisjoel (1138) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and fruitcake aromas. This is my second wheat wine and I’m starting to think wheat wines just aren’t for me. They all seem to taste too alcoholic and finish a little too rough IMO.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draught at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis, October 7 2006. The pour: dirty opaque brown with little head though what there is sticks around, very thick....the nose: sweet caramel, doughy bread; sort of like a Portuguese sweet bread with berries and dots of caramelized sugar...the flavor: very sweet, lots of caramel malts, faint bitter/burnt notes that creep in slowly but mushroom towards the finish, touches of molasses....very thick, something like cake batter in consistency with very little carbonation....raisiny hints grow with warmth. Quite nice though it gets to be a bit much and the small sample was certainly enough for one sitting.