wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the WBF in Raleigh. Nice white head, cloudy appearance, and citrus aroma. Almost more of a Belgian white to me, and then there’s this hoppiness that is unexpected. It’s not like magic hat to make anything true to style--kind of refreshing in a way.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange color with a frothy head. Very cloudy! Heavy cirtus aoma and flavor and medium hoppiness. finishes with a slight bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Looks like a milkshake. Orange-yellow and completely opaque. Very citrusy aromas of lemon peel, lemongrass, some apple and pear. Pretty light on the hefeweizen character. Creamy texture which is good but all of the strong lemongrass flavour kills this for me. A bit grassy with moderate bitterness. Bready/yeasty finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden/orange in color,cloudy with a large white head. Aroma of sulphur, citrus fruit,cloves,spices. Finishes bitter.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ah, leave it to magic hat to need this ridiculous disclaimer that they have no clue what they are making or how it can be reasonably marketed. The aroma has a lot of lemon hazelnuttiness wheat berm kernel. Ywllow towards orange, big off white head. tasty head, butty bready, less fruit than expected from aroma. sweetish light honeyed palate. better than expected but not great.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
citrus, spruce, floral and fruity aroma.hazy, pale, white foam, frothy... not too good to look at. Very refreshing and goes down easy. An amazing summer beer after mowing lawn. Doesnt really have any strong taste....just refreshing
jsquire (4096) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden beer that got hazy when I swirl some of the yeast into the glass. Huge rocky white head. The nose was of lemon and grass and something vaguely chalky. Very refreshing after coming in from yard work. Lemon, orange rind, a spicy aspect that reminded me of corianger, some bubblegum and yeast. Smooth and chuggable. Not a traditional hefe (as Editor points out), but tastey nonetheless.
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy Golden color with medium white head. Aroma was grassy, with malty wheat smell. Pretty sweet for a hefe, grass taste, refreshing, low bitterness. Could use a bit more balance, finish wasn’t that great due to lack of hoppiness. Bit of a citrus taste on the finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Draught. Hazy orange-gold body with a fluffy white head and some sticky lace. The aroma is cheesy, citrusy, and reasonably spicy. The flavour is again, well spiced and there is some fruity citrus type flavours along with sour bread. The profile is a bit simple but it serves it’s purpose as a refreshing throwback. Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.
jercraigs (9439) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy orange body, moderate small white head. (3+) Lightly hoppy flavour with a very pleasant tart wheaty bite. Wheaty, grassy aroma with a moderate hop presence and some citrus. Average palate well suited to a warm day at Cole’s. Didn’t like this as much at the end of the glass as I did at the beginning, but it was quite pleasant and refreshing nonetheless.