spilledpint (322) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from Sunday, June 13, 2010
12 oz. bottle
Ar: Big citrus/cinnamon/clove nose, as advertised. Lemony hops as well.
Ap: Poured into a sampler glass with a nice 3/4" head of tightly knit bubbles. Somewhat cloudy, though a bit more translucent than other NG wheats.
T: Clove and cinnamon dominate the flavor of this beer. Lovely spice. The lemony hops that leave a slight bitterness on the finish are a really nice touch.
P: The mouthfeel of this beer is a bit thin for my preferences, although it contributes to the sessionability of this beer.
This is a completely sessionable wheat ale, and it really is quite exceptional.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with white head, aroma is big spicy notes, some fruity banana, and a touch of grassy, soapy hops. Taste up front is some floral and grass hop character, leading into the cinnamon clove of the wheat, touch of fruit and a fairly bitter finish. Weird combination, but not bad overall.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours hazy honey gold with a huge foamy white cap of head that last forever as it is fed by wild carbonation. Aroma is crushed by the head, but *still* strong, with whiffs of clove, orange peel, and yeasty goodness. Flavor matches for the most part, with peppery cloves and that wild yeast offset by a good bit of young red wheat and finishes lightly with a fading floral note, almost like lavender. Sticky lace, out of this world carbonation.
asedzie (525) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a very slight haze, big beautiful pillowy head leaving tight lacing. Powerful aroma right up front of yeast esters and citrus, very mild spice, hearty wheat bread. Flavor is bright, rather dry wheat graininess , backed by multi-faceted hop resins, orange peel, just a hint of pine, yeast notes add a layer of subtly musty complexity that puts this one over the top for me. A lot going on hear for such a light and simple beer. Overall just a really well made beer and joy to sip on.
Rando7 (609) - Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour gives slightly cloudy yellow with creamy thick white head. Aroma of spices. Taste cloves, bananas, yeasts. light malts. Finish moderately bitter and dull. Palate foamy, smooth. Alcohol not apparent.
It’s OK, really expected better from New Glarus though.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… RBSG 2010… Mostly clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is an annoying blend of clove and spicy grain. Light-bodied and dry with fizzy carbonation. Perfectly balanced, phenolic clove flavor. Finishes clove-like and dry. Not even remotely “my thing.”
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden beer with a fizzy white head that shrank away quickly. Lively on the tongue. Nose of some orange and spice. Odd floral, soapy flavor with spice and old orange peels. There is something odd in here.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours a full cloudy glowing yellow/orange with a massive, pillowy, off-white head that has infinite retention and giant lace. Looks like an ice cream float. Honey dew melon, peach ice cream, very fresh and bright tropical fruits like bananas, banana cream pie, coconut pound cake, slight lemon scented solvent but not off-putting. Very intense and not typical hefeweizen yest profile. The house yeast is incredible. Taste is refreshing banana- like that artificial banana flavoring (kinda of weird) with some banana bread and flutter of spices. Actually some slight booziness peaks through. Dry finish. Nice hop profile usually unseen in a wheat beer.
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out golden with a little haze and topped with a long lasting white head. Aroma of wheat, oats, cereal malts and light banana. Taste is very good just as the aroma but with a little hop.
pinkzambia (1294) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Murky yellow color with a small white, fizzy head. The aroma is a battle between the yeasts of the Hefe and the hops of the pale ale. Instead of describing this as an "international marriage," I would describe it as the odd couple. There is some lemon sweetness in the flavor as well as yeast, watery and a bit soapy. Weird. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing.