Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy gold. Yeasty nose. Yeasty clove taste
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brewery
Musty, yoghurty aroma. Very pale, hazy, soft body. Lightly phenolic, creamy. Lacks spice. It’s sweet, but in an underhopped way, not in a big malt way. The lack of esters and spice is pretty surprising, given the style, and it leaves the beer with nothing to offer.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 11-Aug-05 (Draft: LaConner Brewing Company in LaConner, WA) Though they claim this is a German-style wheat ale, it’s very light bodied, and very light flavored. The nose is very sweet for a hefeweizen, but also kind of sour, vaguely woody, somehow reminiscent of inexpensive blended white wine, and I don’t think of hefeweizen when I smell this beer. Very odd, but not a turn-off. The flavor is very light, just a mild flavor of wheat malt, but quite grainy and on the sweet side too. Very gentle bitterness is barely perceptable. Light bodied, much more like an American wheat on the palate. Straw colored, fairly cloudy. Small white head fades to a ring, leaving no lacing on the glass. Pretty lame, actually.
13-Sep-05 (12 oz bottle: Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Just an update... I’m perplexed about this beer because the bottled version I have (which is admittedly pretty old) tastes distinctly like a Belgian Witbier, and actually a pretty good one too. Coriander is unmistakeable here, both in the nose and the flavor. Sweetness is fairly light, and a moderate tartness joins the coriander in projecting a definite witbier character. The body is light and very refreshing. Pale straw in color and fully cloudy. A tall white head caps the beer, gradually fading toa thin, slightly broken layer. Honestly, if the label didn’t say "Wheat" rather than "Belgian-style Wit", I’d swear I was drinking a different LaConner product. Did they mislabel the bottle? Given that the glass I had at the brewery was brewed much more recently than this bottle, and perhaps a major recipe change has occured, I’m sticking with that rating. But if I were to rate this bottle, it would be as follows: 7, 4, 6, 3, 13, total: 3.3.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the LaConnor pub. Specifically requested this without a lemon. Came with a lemon. "That’s the way we server it", said the waitress. Whatever! Absolutely no head. Nice cloudy yellow color in the appropriate type glass. At least this one wasn’t frosted (see my review of the IPA). Completely flat on the palate, but with a decent taste for the style. I didn’t finish it.
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Cloudy lemony yellow with light gray head and lace. Steady rising carb even in a very narrow tasting glass. Nice sweet banana nose. Mild, somewhat fizzy body, but very pleasantly drinkable. Wheat sourness really takes the stage on the mid-palate and the beer showcases it perfectly. Interesting mild spicy clove toward the end. Clean, slightly yeasty finish.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/28/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is too sweet, with no classic German phenolics coming through. Appearance is clear yellow with a moderate maintained white head. Flavor is simple wheat malt, with classic light sourness and sweetness and nearly no bittering. Mouthfeel is spritzy and tangy with medium/light body. Overall, refreshing, but the complexity is way, way too low for a German hef.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin retaining white head that laces and hazy straw color. Aroma is wheat, citrus, then funky wheat. Taste is wheat, citrus, secondary grassy/spice hops. OK effervescence. Well, I’m guessing some changes have happened here, as there wasn’t one standout on my quaffs, and the ‘previous’ ratings would leave one with a different expectation.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not as good as many of the other offerings from laconner. Thin and little wheat with a slight citrus note. Just lacks a lot of the flavour you would expect for a hefe.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-A cloudy gold with a thich head and an aroma of banana, wheat, and a little coriander. Taste of the same but a little mellow and light for this style.
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007
8/18/2007: LaConner Wheat was server with a wege of lemon that I did not use. The is hazy to cloudy and very pale yellow in color with a thin white head. It definitely appears to be unfiltered. The aroma is citrusy with a slight bit of acidity to it. The flavor is light with lemon/citrus, toasted malt, and a light and mild hoppiness in the finish. The beer is medium-light in body and is smooth and mellow with fine carbonation bubbles. Overall this beer was drinkable but nothing too terribly exciting...
Draught (5% ABV) at LaConner Brewing Company in LaConner, Washington. Rating #7 for this beer...