ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very clear and the faintest color of yellow imaginable. White wisps but no real head. Grainy and somewhat peppery aroma. Very grainy flavor with a tinge of fruitiness and a bit of spice. Very dry.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear and golden with a small, white, fizzy head which disappates quickly. Nose is strange; grains, a light fruity note and an offputting body odor note (maybe that’s how passion fruit smells?) Flavor is much of the same; grainy, lightly fruity, and the same offputting note. Palate is light, very lively, watery, and crisp. Finishes short with light fruit and a skunk note. Boring and a bit offputting. Not the best offering from this brewery.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 7/1/2007pale yellow pour...very light wheat aroma dominated by fruit. flavor is mostly passion fruit with wheat added. it’s a very interesting flavor since it is not fake or syrupy.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pale straw colored with a thin film of white head. Faint wheaty spice underneath a musky earthen passion fruit character in the aroma. Delicate wheat flavors barely peer through a dominant earthen citrus component. Somewhat grainy in the finish with acetic tones. Mouthfeel is very light, somewhat watery.
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another local beer I sampled on my trip to Hawaii. It was a somewhat cloudy gold with a very small, short-lived white head. The aroma was very wheaty, with some yeast, grainy hops, and malt; also light passion fruit tones. The taste was very sweet and wheaty, with some underlying sourness and really noticeable and good passion fruit flavoring. It was a wet and full beer with very low carbonation and fizzyness. Unique and interesting with the passion fruit touch, but still, a mostly unexciting beer.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is stale wheat and some fruit. Hazy gold body with white disipating head. Has a refreshing sweet and sour citrus flavor that isn’t bad. Leaves friuty aftertaste like sour lemon on the palate. Not bad but have had lot worse.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I took a chance on this one. It was a hot day, and I wanted a nice summer beer to drink whilst grilling my burgers. This beer pours a really light golden color. Aroma is really strong on the passion fruit. Body is really weak, and the wheat flavor is really light. Im actually surprised this is 5.4%. It tastes like it’s a 4% beer. Too watery, too light, and ultimately, too boring. Not terrible, but nothing really stands out.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle. Aroma is a blend of sweet and sour malt forward, with a slight malt aroma and some citrusy tones that may be either unfermentables or hop flavors. Beer is a straw gold with a white, low-retained head. Flavor has a very grainy complexity, with a slightly sour, dry taste, similar to some dry ciders I’ve had, more so than other american wheats. Finish is clean, with no residual sweetness or bittering. Body is medium, with a low carb texture. Overall, the beer is easy drinking, but just not exciting enough for my tastes. It’s complex, as I expected, but the flavors in that complexity just don’t stand out with any deliciousness.
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like passion fruit. No head, a little cloudy. Taste is quite wheaty and has plenty of fruit characters. Not for me, but my wife loves this fruit and liked the beer.
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Has this out of the bottle. It has a strange aroma to it. I get some regular wheat and a light white wine smell, which I assume is the passion fruit. Being that I dont think I have had a passion fruit before, that could be it. The beer pours a golden color, it is obviously a filtered wheat beer, with a head that you can hear disappear as soon as it is poured. The flavor is nice. A tart fruity flavor comes initially followed by a mild wheat the a nice sweet fruity finish. Very drinkable. Not alot of substance really. No lingering sweetness or hops. A thirst quencher. I actually like this beer quite a bit and this is not a style that I am too fond of.
Check that... had one last night and it did look unfiltered. It was a hazy yellow/gold. My bad!