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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Hybrid kolsch / wheat beer brewed with blue agave nectar.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is vanilla, caramel, bready tones, citric peel, candied fruits. Taste comprises light spice, sweet licks, vanilla custard, caramel malt, candied orange peel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. So so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
15th August 2014
GBBF Day 4. Cask. Clear gold beer, tiny pale cream colour head. Palate is light with good fine carbonation. Markedly sweet pale malts, touches of lactose and floralness. Hops are a light tangerine - lemon. Finishes semi dry with a minty pine hop kicking in. A bit on the sweet side.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a nice clean lite amber like youd expect from a kolsch. Heads up pretty decent but dissipates quickly. A little lacking of aroma, really just a hint of citrus. It has a nice blend of citrus and wheat with the slightest hint of something sour but just barely. Very smooth for su h a strong kolsch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured light clear copper color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good wheat, green citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a moderate balanced finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Can, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Clear golden orange color. Thin ring of white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Agave, wheat, and kolsch yeast on the nose. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of spice. Some hints of blueberry syrup? OK, kolschy fruity wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
16 oz can shared with a small group from Lukaduke. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, agave, caramel, grainy, light herbal/floral notes. Like Tom said, it’s like a malt liquor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a clean golden color with a finger of white foam. Nose is cereal grain with a touch of sweet honey. Palate follows the nose with honey drizzled shredded wheat being the predominate favors. CLeans up nicely with a touch of bitterness. Easy drinker for 8%. Lingering sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a light caramel malt with fruit grassy hops. In mouth, a smooth crisp caramel malt, lightly roasted, herbal British hops. nice. On tap at When Pigs Fly, August 1, 2012

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Decent slight floral aroma working with a caramelized coho echo. This is an easy quaffer without much in the way of savoring. A nice effort from the brewery but there are too many good brews in the area to dwell to heavily on this one, although it is good. Easy going down with a slight floral and honeyed ginger feel. smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2010
This is probably my favorite Marshall Wharf brew on tap. While somewhat plain looking in appearance, this is certainly made up for by its surprising flavor and taste. While starting off with a standard wheat flavor with citrus hints, you are then hit with that blue agave nectar. It does not overwhelm the other flavors, nor is it truly hidden behind them; instead, it compliments the wheat flavors and makes for a great, well balanced beer that is quite unique and enjoyable. Plus the setting at the Three Tides puts the whole experience over the top!


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