rauchbier (3395) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Gold colour, good white head and good condition. Fruity and spicy in the nose with some peppery hops and a suggestion of corriander. Fruity wheat notes in the mouth with a good hop character that becomes bitter in the finish with some chalkiness. Reasonable "summer" ale with a rough edge.
TerryDick (5) - ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I found this to be a very acidic beer with no body or wheat taste at all. I have tried it on 3 separate ocasions ( bottled)and can find nothing to recomend it.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
fresh wheaty nose, golden hue with a white head, orangey and citrusy flavours with an acidic bite, moderate palate, this is a pretty good "wheat beer" but I am still not a great fan of the style
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - APR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 April 2003: Bottle. This tastes like a Summer Pale Ale, but could also be passed off as a Pilsener. Not quite sure what it is. Tastes fine though. [2.9]
Aug 2004: Bottle - BBE July 04. Another beer I had in a corner untouched until the BBE date has expired. This is actually not bad. It's only just past the date. Yes, there's whiffs of cardboard, but it's drinkable. The huge range of hops seem to meld together quite well - but I wonder why so many different hops have been used. There are 7 - count them - 7 hops in total. And the end result is a fairly standard, though pleasant enough, Golden Ale. Citric notes, slightly dusty middle, sweet citric finish.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although this is a wheat beer it tastes more like a light bitter to me. Lacking the overpowering flavour that some wheat beers have it is a very refreshing but slightly delicate drink. Considering that it comes from the Isle of Man not a country you usually assoociate with this style this to my mind is an example of how refreshing a wheat beer can be.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a hops spiciness followed by a bitter finish. Shame there is too much of a soda water character about it. Impressive commercial description, though!