SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a clear gold with white fizzy head. Aroma has hints of citrus and faint grainy wheat, malt. Flavor is is much the same, very light. Watery mouthfeel with fizzy carb, almost seems to have hints of ginger....not a fan but wouldnt turn it down...very simple wheat brew.
obguthr (3387) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lemon nose with black pepper hints, not strong. Clear amber, thin head. Lemon flavor. Astringent, slightly vegetal, fizzy. Weak, no character. Typical low end american wheat.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a hazy blonde with a large with head. Aroma is a nice bready/wheat. Flavor is where this one loses it. Some dull malts with a little lemon zest. Finish is watery and thin. Boring old wheat ale.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear yellow gold with a small frothy off white head. The aroma is honey and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and citrus. Easy to drink, a decent wheat ale from Napa Smith.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Casual Pint. Clear golden with a lasting half inch of head. Nose is light caramel and citrus. Flavor is toast, light caramel and citrus. Light-medium body is balanced and has medium carbonation.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 11/27/11, Rating # 1985, a year that always makes me think of Georgetown-Villanova
Aroma: The nose is fairly weak, with some subtle notes of lemon, grain, and wheat
Appearance: This one pours a mostly clear orange color with a fizzy white head and no lace
Flavor: Tastes medium sweet, citrus and wheat flavors, some graininess, and minimal hop presence
Palate: The body is light, and it is watery and fairly dull on the mouth, and it has an overly fizzy carbonation
I wasn’t too impressed here. This is not a very good example of the style. This was a fairly poor wheat beer with an unexciting flavor, minimal depth, and too much carbonation. That’s pretty much the gist here.
BigBeer45 (1199) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this ale had a clear pale yellow pour and made a one finger or more white creamy head, effervescence was medium or less, left some fingers and partials rings on the sides of the glass, there was a thin film on the bottom of the bottle,
the aromas were wheat grain with light fruit citrus that had hints of lemon with faint fruit and bread sweetness in the background,
the flavors were grainy wheat, a little lemon citrus, and light bread,
the mouth feel was a little less than medium with medium carbonation,
a nice wheat beer, it was better than what I expecting.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow, loose white head. Smells oddly sour. Tastes oddly sour, too. Is this intentional? I get a little bit of traditional wheat characteristics, but a lot more sourness than I was expecting. Weird.
RobertDale (2849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grain, citrus and spices. Taste is sweet malt, citrus and spices. Decent.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy straw yellow with minimal white head. Very light aroma of wheat and ginger. Slight hops. Mostly funk. Taste is lightly sweet. Very slight wheat taste. Again, mostly funk. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and almost zero finish. Overall, not very good. Would be a good lawnmower beer but not at 9 bucks per 4 pack. I won’t be buying this again.