Silphium (3191) - 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.
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, sampled at the brewery. Definitely more substantial than the Trailhead wheat I had earlier in the day. A golden color. decent taste of American wheat beer with no esters. a slight lemon flavor builds up toward the end.4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to grownfool. Hazy yellow, white cover. Wheat, lemon aroma. Taste is tart lemon, soured wheat.
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-pours a cloudy apricot hue with a small fizzy white head. grainy, husky wheat character with faint hops and a very dry yeast note. good wheat flavors with lots of yeast-dry. light hops. fairly solid palate for this style-only minimally watery. i think this would be much better on tap. This beer will be revisitied. some more hop bitterness would be a plus as well.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a hazy dark golden color with lots of white head and good-looking lacing. Aroma of wheat, light earthy grains and dust. Taste is quite crisp, with lots of wheat flavor and very light citrus as well. For the style, this beer was quite good. Better body than I expected. Exceeded my expectations!
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden body... slight haze, head disappears almost immediately. Aromas are yeasty, crisp and maybe there’s a slight hint of lemon in the background. Flavor has a bit more of a crispness and a slightly tart quality to it than I expected. The sourness balances well with the yeasty wheat presence and, while not exactly a tour de force of intricacy, it’s servicable.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, 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.
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Almost cloudy light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Yeasty nose. Starts with a wheat/doughy and yeast flavor but uninspiring, finish is clean. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Grocery Iowa City, IA.
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Gomer’s Midtown in Kansas City, MO in June ’05. This is an example of a beer whose quality you cannot judge by its cover. The label is about as basic as can be; something you could create on cheap graphics software. Not a bad aroma. At first whiff, it is slightly tart and citrusy. Second sniff, fuller and fruitier. Doesn’t really have the banana or clove thing going on. Crystal clear gold until the end of the bottle is swirled and dumped into the rest of the beer. It then becomes cloudy, dark urine yellow. Even though I poured it into a pilsener glass, which is known for creating big head, the head was only average in size and quickly dissipated, and eventually became nonexistent. Pretty good flavor. A well above average unfiltered American hefe. Fairly full-bodied, pleasant and enjoyable. Not sure what the shelf life is of this brew, but I bought it in late June and am consuming it in early September. I’m wondering if it would be better, livlier, when fresh. Still, I enjoyed it.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Hazy golden hue. Spiral white head. Grainy, wheaty, citrusy aromas. Light and crisp. Grainy and bready. Citrus notes, orange and lemon. Nice banana yeast flavor. Off-dry with a crisp easy drinking smoothness.