TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2010 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une point d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est orange voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe d’agrumes et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3131)
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of Fratto. We shared it 3 months ago but I was wearing my shorts on my head at the time so I am choosing to re-rate it now. Clear yellow color, little head. Smells of wheat grain and citrus. Flavor is quite dry. Lemon flavor prevails throughout. Wheaty as well. Finishes slightly dry. I was more excited when I had my shorts on my head than when I tried this now.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white 3 finger head. Aromas of wheat and mown hay. Phosgene? Nah. Medium body with mildish carbonation. Flavor is spice and a hint of banana. Or a light, light bubble gum. Bitter finish. Refreshing stuff.
jjuf1853 (1197) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear pale yelllow with a decent white capped foam head. The aroma is mild with wheat, citrus, and yeast notes. The flavor is again fairly mild. Slight bitterness in the finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle from Leukens Liquors. Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Doughy aroma is very yeasty with a touch of orange blossom. Very much a Belgian wit with a strong coriander flavor. Fizzy palate. Finishes quite mild.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Slightly hazed light golden hue with a fading fizzy head and some lace. The weak aroma has notes of pale grains and some wheat, light herbal and fruity hops, soapy yeast esters and a hint of pepper and clove. The taste is a slightly hopped up crappy American wheat with no interesting character. While there is some fruity and bitter notes, they fade far too quickly leaving you a muddled wheaty and yeasty finish that is quite boring. Just like the beer before it, there is some sourness creeping into the flavor profile and makes me question the quality control of this brewery once again. The mouth feel is about the best aspect of this brew, lively and crisp enough to enjoy while the husky finish is not too bothersome. Why do I keep buying beer from this brewery? Only a few have they ever met expections... (Hint, maybe you all want to ask Three Floyds how to do a hoppy wheat ale)
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a rich golden honey color with a large (2-3 finger) rocky white head that mostly diminished into a fluffy puddled residue that created excellent sheets of lace on the glass.
The aroma upfront was bold and hoppy of a citrus hop, a straw like malt and a moldy yeast with a notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a decent dose of wheat.
The taste was very yeasty and a bit malty with a note of caramel from the onset. It then progressed into a nice bitter hoppy flavor with a strong citrus note and a bit of wheat at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow, allowing for the hoppy grapefruit taste to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall an IPA with a really nice wheat characteristic and a wonderful hoppy aftertaste.
Vir4030 (488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light like a Belgian cloudy with a thick fine head. Light aroma and a slightly tart flavor.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Eastchase Majestic. Orange yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is pretty weak. A little bready and hoppy. Taste is hops, citrus, and grains.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2010 Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Odd (as per name) collection of characteristics: citrusy hop aroma; generically fruity malt flavor; a bit of pepper and clove; quite a lot of sourness in the middle; a long, bitter, dry finish. I didn’t get much wheat in this beer. I liked it a lot, but I’m not sure why.