cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on September 23, 2011 after obtaining a bottle from a friend. The beer pours a hazy orange gold with a thin tan head that lasts. Aroma is citrusy hops with a hint of wheat and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is citrusy hops, peppery spice, and some sweet malt tones. I enjoyed it a great deal.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours golden in colour, some suspended yeast. Smallish white head, a little lace on the glass. Aroma and taste are wheaty, lots of sharp bitter, resiny hops. Dynamite!!
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright straw yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is slightly subdued but mostly wheat and citrus hop. Taste is a wallop of citrus hop with a nice wheat base. Not your typical wheat beer but this one is pretty good.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to jerc. Pours lightly cloudy yellow, 2-finger foamy white head, very persistent, fine lacing. Nose is pretty citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit predominantly, with hints of wheat behind, nice smelling beer! Flavours of grapefruit, spice, creamy body, nice bitter finish. I could drink this all day! Fun fact: Consumed while I was brewing a 4.5%, heavily hopped, wheat beer. Hopefully mine turns out as nice!
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden weiss with a thick onctuous lacing off white head. In aroma, a superb fragrant citrusy and pinhey c-hops, with smooth fruity esters. In mouth, a pinhey resinous weizen, grassy and floral, delicious, light clover honey, wow! Bottle from LCBO, tasted Sept. 6 2011
Metalchopz (2606) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This light wheat ale pours a slight hazy golden colour with a white foam head that leaves big chunky soapy lace. Tiny miniature pulp sediments floats around. The nose is fresh with piney hop aromas. The hop is not as present in the taste, as the flavours are mild (being a 4.5% ABV brew). Still, this makes this beer easy-drinking and quite refreshing. The flavours are mostly of grapefruits with the light wheat in the background. Seems to start off watery, but gets much stronger as sips are taken, with stronger bitterness and lingering hops. Kind of an APA mixed with a weizen. A pretty interesting ale.
kevinsenn (1467) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 re-rate: bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Wonderful "American IPA hop explosion" aroma. Light tropical/citrus fruit flavour, grassy notes, with a bitter finish. Nice surprisingly full body with good carbonation. Much better than I remember it being a couple years ago.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, the smell is very very hop. full of citrus hops. the taste is not as hoppy but it was very drinkable, it had a nice bitterness. not much wheat flavour, but a nice offering
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 01SE11.
App.: Deep golden with a nice rocky white head.
Aroma: Bright citrus/resin/pine hops, some sweetness, some wheat beer character – slight grassiness, wet hay, biscuit, faint esters way in the background, interesting.
Palate: Medium-ish body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Pine, resin, slightly floral hops, a touch of wheat and biscuit, definitely leans towards hops; dry with good (slightly unbalanced) bitterness with a fairly clean finish, a touch of pine, resin and minerals.
An interesting experiment. Cooler than the 80’s for sure.
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is a bit surprising and leaves little room for the wheat notes. Taste is a mix between some citrus and piney notes with quite a bitter character mix in with a pale wheat malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as much wheat malt as I would have liked but nice too see a light beer with loads of character.