badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown with fizzy tan head. Faint sweet aroma. Tastes of molasses candy sugar toffee and caramel. Decent.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brouwers. Nose is sweet with lots of wheat malt, fruit cake or candy, candy cherries, floral earthy hops, and alcohol. Pours murky brownish red/amber with a creamy frothy head that settles to a thin not much. Wheat malt, sweet and fruity sugars up front, earthy bitterness comes through and is then crushed by an almost chemical alcohol presence. Up front strong wheat malt is pleasant, getting crushed by chemical alcohol in the finish is not. Lots of lingering sweetness and sugars. Hard to drink, and that says a lot for me since I have the tendency to call 10% imperial stouts easy drinking on occasion.
bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a murky caramel brown with a grayish tan. Nose is wheaty sweet bread with honey, apple, peach and light caramel. Sweet honey apple up front with peppery wheat and more sweet maltiness. Finishes up kind of peppery dry and dusty with a chemical taste. Not much depth for me and not like other wheat wines I’ve had. Although, most seem to differ a bit from brewer to brewer. Guess I’m just finding what qualities in one I like best.