patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours very pale, hazy yellow-green with a small, lingering white head. It has a light, citrus accented aroma. The flavor is light and sweet. Unfortunately it’s also a thin, watery beer with some off bandage like flavor. Not good.
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating these in the order sampled…
Watery brew with virtually no head and not much aroma. Light bodied and light amber in color. At first I thought I detected a nice lemony citrus sensation when I sniffed it, but that was just the lemon hunk in it. Flavor dominated by a clean bitter wheat and yeast combo at the end of the swallow. My sample was a bit warm and the weak, watery, and warm combo didn’t work well for me. Not much else there. For a light beer – it is good.
Had I known this was a light beer, I would have passed it by – the sign aobe the bar just said “Puddingstone Wheat.” In a way, I’m relieved to discover (here on ratebeer) that is a light and so the taste merely reflects on the compromises inherent in brewing something like that, and not on the brewer’s skill.
(Yeah – I know – I should reign in the fawning compliments.)
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin lightly hazed yellow pour. Rim of white. Light skunky waft of malt. Distant corn tinged sugars of faint malt. Carboard and coarse grain. Palate has a smack of toast and weak plants. Body isn’t bad, but why beat up an American Wheat as your entry level blonde? This comes across as a Broberon Bud Light.