gunnfryd (12634) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is wheat, banana, pine, orange. Flavour is hop, orange, pine, wheat, banana, orange. Medium body. OK beer.
BrewGoblin (569) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hooooo-boy! Where has this brew been all my life? If ever there was a beer to convert the North American palate to a European style this would be it. From a beautiful package of very slightly hazy blondness with a bold white head comes sumptuous smells of pineapple, mango, papaya, banana, grass, bubblegum, honey and wheat. You might think that the aforementioned scents would give way to a cloying quaff but upon first sip you’ll find a very balanced brew, even finishing a bit bitterer than anticipated. This fantastic brew has a good chew to it and a mid-soft carbonation. Damn fine.
UXO (871) - CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy pale to medium gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is yeasty wheat, banana, citrus and herbal. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, slight sour, peppery spice. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp finish. (4/5)
A decent hefeweizen, if a bit on the strong and emphatic side for the style. The yeasty wheat is given a run for its money by the circusy and herbal dry hopping. There’s a little lactic sourness that helps the moderate carbonation provide a crisp finish, along with the building peppery spice notes. The moderately high ABV never makes an appearance. (15/20)
ametras (813) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Flavors are wheat, banana, herbs, grapefruit peel, spices and tropical fruits with minty and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear straw with little frothy head. Aroma is wheat, basement, and herbs. Tastes of bubblegum, banana, papaya, and herbs. Has a medium body with lively carbonation. Very refreshing despite all that bubblegum.
manuelMTL (239) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy yellow with a thin but persisten white head. Nose is banana, citrus, tropical fruits and cloves with a hint of lactic sourness. Taste is the same with a medium bitterness that evolves towards the end. Citrus and slightly piney hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Good representation of the style!
Taboada (542) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 mml bottle tasted on the 22/10/2014. Hazy golden colour with a tiny white head. Aroma of citrus, malts and herbs. The taste is fruity (mango and banana),wheaty and malty. Aftertastes is sweet but not intense. Next one please!
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: bottle 375 ml
Aroma plenty of wheat up font. Citrusy hop notes. Touch of clove, mild hint of black pepper. 7+.
Top: large, almost gushing. Fine, bright white top.
Base: murky, hazy gold.
Palate : fairly dry, mid lighter body.
Taste: refreshing, crisp with nice hop side to it.
Other notes very nice.
bartlebier (2683) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour@5e Mondial/Mulhouse - SO. Lusciously dryhopped, zippy North-American wheat ale/Weizen approximation with zesty aromas of fresh lime peel and papaya-vanilla merengue. Taste has that slightly chemical New World Weizen unfocussed yeastiness going on, played over by a pleasant tartness. Obviously modeled after Schneider Weisse’s pioneering TAP4-5 experiments with dryhopping and enjoyable in its own right.
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had some of the grossest-looking sediment I’ve ever seen, floating around like big clumps of grey algae. That being said it’s fairly pretty once it settles. Nose is typical banana/cloves, with a teeny tiny hint of the tropical fruit mentioned on the label (bottle date is 07/18/2014 so it’s not old but it ain’t fresh). Taste is mostly typical wheat ale, but it’s surprisingly dry, with this creamy-yet-somehow-still-light mouthfeel that’s really nice. I’m not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this is one of the best Canadian examples I’ve tried.