jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow with a fluffy head. There is a funky tangyness to this beer. Thin body. I suppose it would be an okay lawnmower beer, but it is a weak german wheat.
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My bottle was frozen, and I became impatient waiting for it to melt, so I went ahead and tried to drink it. Unfortunately, most of the beer was still ice, so I got a pint glass and began tapping the inverted bottle against the inside of it, hoping to coax out the ice. This plan backfired when I hit too hard and broke the top of the glass. Much of the beer came out, but there were now tiny shards of glass in my beer. I think the extreme coldness and the fact that I had to clench my teeth and gargle to strain out bits of glass lessened my enjoyment of this beer. It sure was refreshing and cold, though.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy and light. Not the best tasting hefe I’ve had. The cloves and citrus didn’t seem to mix right.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honey golden color, a properly cloudy hefewweizen. The aroma, however, is citrus-sour on top of the expected clove spice, and the flavor is tart to the point of sourness, thin, and maintains only a hint of clove. Head is thin and not retained.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very dull example of the style. There is a ton of banana here along with clove. Maybe I taste lemon. In agreeing w/ argo0, it does look like "hazy apple juice."
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy apple juice topped by quickly dissipating, large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, grassy, lemon, light clove, with banana sneaking in as you start to sip. Taste is mild sweet, tart lemon, finishing clove. Light body with very lively mouthfeel.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky, light yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. Nice, hearty, citrusy aroma with notes of clove, faint smoke and pink grapefruit. Malty and tangy flavor up front. Balanced by the yeast and hops. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish. Better than expected as Flying Dog beers tend to disappoint.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head that flattens right out. Hazy gold/white hued color. Yeasty, fruity nose. Light body, sorta thin. Yeasty flavors, light bananna esters., citrusy notes also. Finish is dry, thin.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. A good wheat beer. The color is canary/urine yellow (the urine color you get after taking a Centrum vitamin). Not much head. The odor is of citrus, floral, yeast, and spice. The first sip is medium bodied, with hints of lemon, orance, coriander, and slight honey. The finish is smooth, with a tartness. I like Flying Dog beers. This is a middle-of-the-road effort.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why can't Americans make a good wheat beer? What is it with wheat that makes a beer so tasteless, so wrong? Why oh Why oh Why oh Why?