heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Light cloudy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma smells like fresh bread dough that hasn’t been baked yet. There is a light lemon scent in the background. The taste is lemons and some chewed sugar gum that has lost it’s primary flavor. Nothing bad here, but another boring American wheat. Why do so many breweries make this style?
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Growler’s Pub. Very faint aroma, just some slight sweetness. Lightly hazy golden yellow color, with a sparse head and no lacing. Flavor is very basic; sweet up front, followed by some faintly lemony citrus and finishing sweet and lightly sugary. Light, watery body, somewhat flat. Dreadfully dull.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I stopped by the brewery on a recent trip to the STL area and brewer Brian Owens was a gracious host. This is a quality act. This beer is a great example of an American wheat, crisp and lightly sweet with a malty base, this reminded me of our days in the Koln area ... great brew.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mucho esters for a Kolsch yeast!! Maybe they have switched to a hefe because this was banana and clove laced with a great big body and long hefe flavors. A beautiful bright yellow and hazy beer. Well done!
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow hue with frothy white head and some lace. The aroma is very true. Hints of banana, lemon, light clove, aromatic hops and toasted malting, and traditional yeast. The taste starts yeasty with banana and clove tones. Good citric midsection. Short but wheaty finish. The mouthfeel is lively. This is among the best American versions of the traditional hefeweizen I have had. Should be listed as a hefe not an American Wheat IMO.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As long as this is on the site, I'll rate it. I purchased the O'Fallon "Summer Brew" and the "Unfiltered Wheat" which are both apparently still produced. My bottle does not have the word "summer" on the label. Pours a cloudy light orange, with a white head. Tangy wheat aroma. Smooth flavor with yeasty esters, a touch of wheat bite, and floral hops. A somewhat fuller flavor than I found in the "Summer Brew" with the home plate label.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice beer!! Enjoyed after a Charlie Daniels Band show, this beer was wonderful. Fairly substantial, smooth, and oh, so flavorful. Cloudy and coppery in appearance, it is as fine a wheat beer as you will find.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy hazy yellow color, with a small white head.Fresh bannana-clove aroma, wheaty, yeasty flavors, very light in body, somewhat watery, has a nice clean and crisp finish, not bad average for an American Wheat.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty yeasty flavor and quite light-bodied...simple, but decent wheat
phishfreak99 (1) - Pleasantville, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh, crisp taste with a very pleasant aftertaste. Brewed outside of St. Louis. I like it!