brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour on this beer is a light orange color with a big white head.
S: Starts off with a fairly strong floral hop aroma. There is a lot of orange rind and mild citrus sweetness. Also a mild malty sweetness. The hops are somewhat perfumey with just a little bit of grass. A healthy dose of pale, cracker malts and wheat as well.
T: The flavor has a significantly more pronounced citrus character. Lots of orange peel and fresh, juicy tangerine flavors. Some floral hops and grass, too. Plenty of pale malts with a cracker note. Nice and dry with a soft bitterness, which is good for a beer like this.
M: On the light side of medium in terms of body with a medium carbonation.
O: Really a nice beer. Well done by Jester King and Mikkeller.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Seth... Bright gold with an orange hue, cloudy, bir bright white head, great lacing in all glasses but the jester king glass... Great subtle nose, wheat with a citrus nose, lemon and a bit of herbs... the taste is a little lighter, really easy to drink, lemon wheat with a touch of spice... Solid session collab
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hopper, thanks a bunch! Pour is a slightly cloudy straw yellow, with a fair amount of billowing white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is bready yeast, some fusels, nice citrus hops. Wet wheat, straw, a bit of grainyness. Taste is astringent wheat, citrus and floral hops, some fusels that manifest as a bit of medicinal plastic. Very dry, but still full bodied. Nice easy drinker. Thanks!
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by cquiroga. Pours with a hazy golden yellow body and a large and lasting white head with good lace. Aromas are fruity, estery, stone fruit, hoppy, citrus. Bready, rainy and wheat like malt profile. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, and grainy. Bone dry. Lightly astringent. Bitter, a hint of light tartness. Medium bubbles, very dry. Tasty. Still drinkable on a 100*F day.
degbert (1300) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a bright gold with a foamy, white head. Nose is citrusy -- lime predominant -- and toasty without the typical wheat beer signature aroma. Drinks -- freaking amazing. It has wheat beer softness and sessionability, but Bes forfend, JK and Mikkeller gave it a big ol’ backbone of hops and dryness. The perfect sessioner for summer -- even when summer is as dry and hot as it is this year in Texas. Bravo.
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keep buying and liking this. Along with my repetitive "I don’t much care for stouts" will now add "wheat beers generally don’t do anything for me anymore". That said, this lacks the yeast strains that I know find not so amusing and replaced it with one that has a much drier and more "refined" finish. I want to get another bottle or a few RIGHT NOW. Good stuff. Yeehaw for collaborations that work like this. Not BEST BEER EVER, but I sure do like the taste and keep wanting more.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange pour with a thick cream head. nose is loaded down with citrus, pine, florals, lemon, and light coriander. great on the palate, flavor is lemon, coriander, wheaty, light hops. excellent
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Avery support group. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with white foam. Smells lightly hoppy with hints of lemon and wheat. Tastes surprisingly hoppy with a light overall body.
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, hazy golden pour with good lacy foam, aroma is soft yeasty lemon, flavor is smooth lemon and citrus with just right amount of yeast and wheat, great summer beer
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear yellow with a short-lived white head. Great aroma, very complex for a wheat ale; floral and citrusy, tropical fruits, wheat and yeast. The taste is really fruity to go along with the wheat and a nice, not really bitter, hop character. Very light bodied and smooth with a slight dryness; refreshing without being watery. Quite complex for a session ale, a yardwork ale, or a wheat ale. A touch thin, but very nice.