rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fermentation. Hazy pale yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is wheat grains with a hint of citrus, no ginger detected. Flavor is wheat graininess, starchy, light citrus and very subtle ginger in the end. Meh, nothing too great.
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark gold with a white head. Light ginger aroma. Med body. flavor is ild ginger with a wheat accompaniment. Dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2008 Total Score: 3
Bomber from the Coop in Davis, CA. Dark golden color with a fizzy/frothy white head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma is strongly grassy over grain. Near medium body with frothy little bubbles. Flavor is grain with something like saaz. Slight touch of fruit. There seem to be pepper bits. It is astringent. My mouth wants to pucker. This is a slick product. There is no down side, except it’s a wheat beer. I wonder if this is being produced at the former sake brewery at HiWays 12 and 29?* And if so, are they using those brewers? These ales seem as well crafted as Budweiser. Not to say I’m recommending Bud, but AB does have the craft down pat. These guys seem to too.
*Hakusan Sake Gardens 1 Executive Way Napa
shrubber85 (7606) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lemon and wheat malt aroma. Clear golden yellow with large white head. Sweet-tart lemon and wheat malt flavor. Nice body. Tasty.
edgallow (2081) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and grains. Taste was pretty much malts.
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otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: fresh breads with orange highlights under a solid white head. Hazy. Swirls with lots of foam.
Nose: spicy breads. Cracked wheat – crispy crunchy and peppery. Saltines. Orange musk. Dried tangerines and peaches.
Palate: touch funky with sour staining the edges. Wheat bread, wheat crackers, and wheat sourdough. Chewy and bready. Of the harvest.
Final Thoughts: alright but did not dig the slight sour tang which detracted from the simple yet filling whole wheat breads and plump juicy oranges.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
...slight wheat aroma. Thin. Highy carbonated. Tastes like cider. Tart finish. Weak wheat. No wheat flavor.
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lustrous hazy gold colour with plenty of carbonation, small pieces of sediment floating in the brew and a white head that took a bit of time to subside. Aromas of ginger and lemongrass, eminently spicy and quite enticing. Undertones of sweetish malt aroma. The flavour is a little underwhelming considering the aroma. Thinnish with loads of carbonation. Quite juicy but not a lot of substance. Good lawnmower beer though.
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Metallic and diacetyl aroma. Very tart. If there was any type of wheat flavor, it was overpowered by the tartness. Light body, very heavy carbonation. Between the heavy tartness and carbonation, there wasn’t really much flavor, just a lot of tongue zap going on.
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear yellow, no head. Fruity aroma with a little sour. Carbonation seems high and taste is mainly sour fruit. Not my type of wheat beer.
calpyro (1) - USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I had it recently on tap. The beer had a very pronounced butter/toffee flavor and smelled like canned peas . Diacetyl and DMS are major flaws in a modern brewery. Not good.