queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops, shared with shrubber85. Wheat and citrus aroma. Cloudy dark straw color with a large white head, nice lacing. Wheat, citrus, astringent citrus peel, and alcohol flavor. Medium body.
shrubber85 (6048) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy light amber with giant head. Sweet orange/peach malt flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Okay but a bit boozy.
Glouglouburp (5619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
In short: A blond beer full of plastic and other chemical flavors… Bad.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh the day after purchase from a New Hampshire specialized store.
The look: Cloudy dark blond body topped by a large off-white head with medium retention.
In long: The scary nose is a mix bananas and band-aids. Taste is loaded with an annoying plastic sensation, maybe some wheat, plenty of band-aids to balance out the parmesan cheese (butyric acid), strong medicinal notes, weird gasoline sensation, and I could go on... That beer has so many problems I don’t know where to begin. I bought a bunch of bottles from this new brewery when I was in a NH beer store and a few of those bottles turned out to be disasters, this is White Birch Brewery all over again, and both these breweries are from the same area… Coincidence? I’m starting to believe that Nepanthe Ales is funded by White Birch so they could have a brewery to make fun of.
mcox90 (1285) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden amber with a huge 3 finger foamy head that took a while to settle down. Some foamy lace is left behind. Aroma is wheat, clove, light malt with a wildness I can’t put my finger one. Wheat bread flavor with a slight sweetness. Medium to light body with aggressive carbonation. Very nice.
puboflyons (1452) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. It pours golden amber with a humongous fluffy head that lingers and lingers. The head fills about 90% of the tall wheat glass. The aroma invites me with wheat, pale malts, clove, pear, and sweetness. The body is about medium. Loads of wheat in the flavor too which makes it memorable in that regard. I like my wheat beers to be "in my face" wheaty and this is. There is a lingering moderate bitterness at the finale. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Perfect hazy gold with amber hues. Lasting retention with great lacing. The nose is a delightful mix of wheat yeast, and for me a very hard to describable spice and fruit. Reminds me of green apple.
The taste is spot on the aroma’s. And pleasant in every aspect. Medium in body with a active amount of carbonation that give a slight tickle on the tongue. Some short of bitterness shows up, not sure if it is from spice or hops. Wheat Ale or Belgian Wit hybrid, this is amazing. I will be buying more of this.
jcwattsrugger (10072) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle–pours cloudy amber/orange with an oversized offwhite head. Aroma is spice/citrus, light malt/grain-bready, banana. Taste is spice hops, light malt/grain-bready, banana. Its better after the bottle has been open for 2 hours.
jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours Murky orange/olive drab with big white head. Nose and taste of banana, bread, clove, wheat malt and honey. Medium body.
johnnnniee (1564) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy deep golden color with a huge bubbly beige head that made pouring a bit challenging. Smells of banana and sweet bready and caramel malt mostly. Some fruity esters come wafting into my nostrils to round out the nose quite well. The flavor is sweet and malty with some banana and fruit with maybe a hint spice. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet sugary mouthfeel. I’m not normally a bit fan of wheat beers, but something about this one just works for me. Maybe its the sweltering 90+ degree heat or maybe my palette has finally accepted the style, but I really enjoyed this one.