mintzmeet (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting brew. Surprisingly, the honey and ginger complement the wheatyness of the Hefeweizen. The aftertaste doesn't linger...best compliments a nice night
sulawang (1032) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz sampler @ VCBW 2016- Day 3, first beer of the day. Guava, orange/peach flavour, partially juicy. Slightly rough wheat malt. Interesting flavours, pretty decent but I’ve had better hefs.
petewhitley (519) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
citrus, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, thin feel. Slight lemon aroma. Not very impressive to the eye; cloudy and yellow. Very mild ginger notes. A bit of honey towards the end, but along with a somewhat unpleasant stickiness. Not bad, but needs more of the advertised ginger/honey IMO.
BuckeyeBoy (5995) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a corn color topped with a white head. Nose is grainy corn some light spice. Taste is more of the corn some grain and a little bitterness.
stevoj (3944) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a friend. Misses on all marks, body thin, head weak, taste and aroma heavy on clove, hints of the banana and bubblegum, but its the cheap bubblegum from a pack of trading cards, and the fake banana from hard candy. Metallic, chalky finish...iron horse can do so much better....
Poobah (379) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold with a thin, white head and a ginger nose. Easy intro with a thin mouthfeel followed by a ginger, mild honey finish.
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can the wife picked up at a gas station. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A light citrus lemon nose. The flavor is mild oranges, hay, some earthy dry malt base. Decent.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a light and fleeting head. Tastes of citrus, grain, sweetness. A little sticky. Drinkable. Tasted at 45°F.
Poolieo (46) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm impressed. I don't care for ginger but this is a subtle flavor. I had it icy cold. It was a good balance of refreshing and flavorful. Combine this with the Irish Death and Iron Horse Brewery is becoming one of my favorites in Washington.
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Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours clear orange-amber color with a one finger of billowy, just off white foam. The head of the brew is rather fast fading, giving way to almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite sweet overall with a good level of honey and some citrus smells of caramel and a bit of apple and banana. Along with these aromas comes a decent showing of a yeasty smell as well as a bit of a spicy aroma of coriander and clove as well as a little bit of grass and hay, with these rounding out the aroma to produce a rather nice smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins just as the nose would have let on, with lots of sweeter flavors of a fruity nature of orange, banana, and apple with some lighter yeasty tastes and a lighter bit of clove and coriander spice. As the taste moves on the spice grows stronger while the fruity flavors of apple and orange fade. The banana however remains relatively strong and is joined by more and more yeasty and spicy flavors as the taste advances. While the sweeter fruit flavors fade, some sweeter honey flavors all the while take their place, with these and a bit of a grassy taste, leaving one with a still fairly sweetened and nice yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. These are perfect for the style, as they really make for a nice base for the mix of sweet, yeast, grass, and spice.
Overall – I actually rather liked this brew. I think this is highly underrated when considering style, flavor profile and drinkability. I think this was a rather well done Hefe.