verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
First time Iíve been disappointed with a GI product. Poured a cloudy blonde with a healthy head. The aroma was foul, but there wasnít much of it so Iíll give them some points there. Flavor was sweet with bananas and a little malt. Just not much there.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow, topped by a fizzy quarter inch of nearly white foam. Good carbonation is evident. No head retention, no lacing. Slight dry wheat aroma.
Slight wheat flavor - dry but not really tangy. More of a cereal grain than anything else. Light body. Generic hops for balance - no character. You know - thatís it - the lack of character in this beer. It is decent, it is well made, but it does nothing for me.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pale yellow body, like a lemonade but with straw tones, thin off-white head. Earthy, biscuity aroma. Light, tart, bready body, grassy. Tastes a bit stale despite the 10 April 2007 drink by date, although, come to think of it, that same taste characterizes their Summer Ale. Rather dull and boring, and Iím not a big fan of the palate, either. Pass.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From my tasting notes at an "earlier" date. On tap @ Old Chicago. Poured a slightly hazy straw golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of some cardboard/paper, light lemons, tinge of banana. Flavor is the same with a lot of citrus and tang coming through. Watery body and highly carbonated. Meh.
b33r (696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aroma, small disappearing head, and little carbonation. Bright golden color. Last few drops added cloudiness that slowly sank to the bottom of glass. Okay flavor, somewhat citrus- but not much to it.
zachh (23) - USA - JAN 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
312 is a typical American Wheat beer. It has a nice crisp taste that I enjoy on a hot summer day. A little bit of citrus and banana taste, but not something that you would notice over the wheat unless you drank a lot of it and paid attention.
If I want a 12 pack of beer that is pretty good and not too pricey, Iíll pick up 312. Aside from that, itís probably not something that Iíd casually drink.
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow with a bright white head. Mild, yeasty aroma. Lightly flavored, in a typical American Wheat way. Highly carbonated. Good with a lemon slice.
daniel10230 (3) - USA - DEC 31, 2006 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Funny thing happened as I drank this one. The more I drank the more of a bitter aftertaste I had in my mouth. Never saw the cloudy appearance associated with unfiltered wheat ales, and I saw the gal pull it directly into the glass and set it in front of me. I found this to be average, something I wouldnít turn down, but wouldnít go out of my way to get one.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light straw color, is cloudy and has a small amount of white head for a wheat beer. Some spice in the aroma, with lots of banana. The aroma was lacking in strength, however. The flavor lack a lot. Some banana in the finish. Some tartness. This resembles a pale lager way to much to me. The lemon actually seemed to help this beer... ouch...
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy golden with light white head. Faint citrus aroma, but not much else. Flavor is smooth but lacking.