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!
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Light and delicate, with a wonderful appearance and totally thirst quenching. Not as cloudy as some wheats, with some nice sediment at the bottom. Banana citrusy with some spice and a short finish-all the right flavors in all the right places.
BBB63 (6390) - 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.
JoeM500 (1906) - 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!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good wheat. Clean, crisp refreshing especially on 100 degree days. Comparable to boulevard and a solid contender in this category. 4 very nice beers reviewed that deserve looking into the rest of the Offallon line.
Strykzone (5375) - 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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, dull lemon hue with sinking yeasty chunks and a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of clove, bubble gum, mild citrus, and a note of alcohol. Flavor is of orange juice, mild banana esters, and lightly sweet wheat. Medium body with significant carbonation. A decent American-made hefeweizen in my book. Thanks Eric.
ElGaucho (2285) - 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.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good wheat, for sure. Not a style I’m particularly crazy about, but this one is actually very nice. Pours the expected hazy light gold, rocky head and decent lacing. Aroma is quite yeasty, also some lemons, a very spritzy quality in the nose. Flavor is maltier than a lot of beers in the style, and the Kolsch yeast really blends well, better than wheats with ale yeasts. All in all, a very good example of the style that comes across as a bit "bigger" than others, but is quite refreshing and enjoyable.