papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy peach color with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and grape skins. Fllavor is wheaty, citric, spicy and finishes dry with a hint of clove. Light on the palate, but crisp and refreshing.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden color with a large white head that dissipates leisurely. Aroma is wheaty, malty, yeast, hints of banana and spice. Flavor is sweet and fruity, litttle cereal and nice hop finish. Medium body and gentle carbonation. Not bad American version of this German classic.
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wheat aroma. Yellow color with a white head. Strong wheat flavor. Mild on the palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Given the brewer this was a decent beer but that is faint praise.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a small white head. The aroma was strong with citrus and had a mild malty wheat undertone and some spice. Very nice aroma - one of the better smelling wheat beers I have seen. The flavor was strong citrus on the front and dry wheat on the middle and aftertaste. There was a slight sour tang on the finish. Overall a decent wheat, but I do wish that the flavor had lived up to the anticipation that the aroma inspired.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
the bottle was the best part. the opaque yellow body and large head were impressive but the taste was not. you can definatly taste the wheat in it but not much else.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I rather liked this more than the beer's 2.8 rating would imply. Not complex, but a drinkable hefe nonetheless. Unexpectedly dry, pronounced wheaty tones. Dry and slightly yeasty finish.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at David Copperfield’s. Poured an opaque golden wheat color with a lemony wheat aroma. Taste was also lemony and wheat with a bit of orange and some citrus bite to it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle@Spiesys. Lightly tangy, lightly clovey, pretty light all in all. Nothing palate, lightly lemony, but very thin and unexciting.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle #2 at Spiesy’s. Sweet orange and wheat aroma, underpinned by something vaguely smoky that I couldn’t quite place until Silk suggested the hot dog angle. Indeed it reminded me of a Westlers hamburger stand, which you probably won’t be familiar with unless you have been to an English soccer match (replete, as Silk suggests, with fried onions). After that aroma, which can be best described as interesting, it all fell away once I started actually drinking. Anaemic, washed out flavours, with just the vaguest hint of citrus. No pizzazz whatsoever. All the Flying Dog beers we tried had a very distinctive and pungent aroma, but far less flavour than expected, even though I didn’t think they were as terrible as Silk. Overall, not great.
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Spiesy’s gaff. The Flying Dog beers we had were all in attractive bottles, had decent aromas, but were really quite foul tasting. This one smelled like a veggie hot dog, complete with greasy fried onions and the doughy bread. I quite liked the smokey aroma, especially when the spicy wheat also came through, but the vague wishy washy flavours were quite nasty.