Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow-orange body, thin off-white head. Tangy, wheaty, somewhat off-putting aroma. Yeasty body, tangy and fruity, but rather thin, with a somewhat harsh finish. A bit funky in an undesirable way, but not too offensive and certainly not disgusting. Just a boring, unnecessarily dull American Wheat.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a very good wheat beer at all, very disappointing, really the only good thing about this beer was its appearance, it looked the part, but that was about it, hazy & cloudy dark yellow color, that was the best part of this beer, everything else was well-below par, there was virtually no head, a very subtle bubble gum & clove nose, but it didnít jump out like a lot of other wheat beers, the body was too light, not crisp enough, not enough in the flavors, bland & somewhat tasteless, watery finish, not good at all
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
eww! no wonder itís retired... smells like feet and it tastes like bad sour fruit. no. well, it doesnít taste like itís infected, but itís certainly a turn-off. and hey, it does look and feel good, but the flavor and aroma doesnít pair well and both do not offer much justice. so, no. herbal lemon sourness is not what i want. drainpour.
Beaver (1201) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear straw yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar and then disappears completely.
Itís aroma is sweet malt and wheat and some DMS. Smells a lot like a macro.
The flavor is rather bland. Some sweetness, lemoney citrus and a touch of honey with a slight bitterness at the end. As it warmed, I could pick up a little yeastiness. It has a harsh carbonated mouthfeel.
Overall, a bland and disappointing beer from an otherwise excellent brewer. I can see why they stopped producing this.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer starts out sweet and wheaty but finishes like a piece of sushi. Interesting combination. Donít forget to try the saltwater eel.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the time I am drinking this, it is a "retired" beer, which seems odd since it seems easily available in at least two states (MN and TX). Perhaps the production has ended. At any rate, it pours with a slightly hazy, moderately dark yellow with a decent head of white, and very fast-moving bubbles in the body. The aroma is all Budweiser, with some sweet corn and cardboard being the most distinguishing notes, and then perhaps a bit of honey and vanilla. The flavor is more citrus in nature, and the palate is softer than I expected of it, flowing rather satisfyingly in my mouth. Not terrible in every dimension but too muted of flavors.
piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold and cloudy in colour. Strange aroma combo of orange blossom, honey, and perhaps throw-up...yuck. It tastes a bit better than it smells, with some citrus notes, but itís just too damn sweet to be even remotely good.
shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Milky golden pour with hardly any head. Has that same wheat beer flavor that my palate doesnít much like. Wasnít terribly impressed, but big thanks to Kawa or I wouldnít have had the chance to try it.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice cloudy gold. Barely any head to top this thing. A few lazy bubbles wander up the glass. Aroma is orange candy and not much else. The taste is a lemon sourness with some grass. It also has some strange notes of artificial sweetener. A poor wheat beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on tap at Great Divide. Hazy, dark straw color body and a thin white head. Has notes of citrus, light esters, and honey but most prominent character is an odd nuttiness in the nose and flavor that detracts significantly and spoils what would likely be an unexciting beer anyway. Another poor example of a generally poor style.