Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half liter bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, caramel, faint smoke.. The taste is smoke, pale wheat malts, stone fruits, more smoke in the finish along with some raisin and herbal hops. Lightly tart. Medium bodied. Decent.
joshwoodward (408) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. This is very interesting, it might take awhile to get used to. Slight smoke and sourness. Otherwise, light and clean.
BOSSbrewer (1018) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a hazy yellow with some head. Funky smell. Interesting. Flavor was sort of bland but not unpleasant. Overall fine.
tnkw01 (842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This was a weird beer. Cloudy gold in color. Weird polluted kind of head. Aroma was a light smoky, almost funky kind of smell. Taste was light smoky with a almost sour finish.
wlajwl (3317) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mild smoke, nuttiness, wheat and a small hint of heat. The flavor is wheat, mild/medium smoked malts, an undercurrent of salt/minerals and and a lingering sour/tart finish.
Jabic (346) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Slightest hint of beech smoke, some sulfur - toasted, rich malt.
Ap: Clear, amber-gold - medium-large white head with good retention, leaves beautiful lacing, and a thin, but solid, cap of foam.
T: Light wheat and slightly toasted malt - a background smoke, but restrained - lemon and biscuit - finish is some spic hops, and grainy malt.
P: Light body with very high carbonation - finish is very dry.
O: Refreshing wheat beer with some nice complexities, from the lemony sour edge to the background beech smoke - nice!
mzaar (1208) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
På fat, 4 oz. Orange med litet vitt skum. Citrus, banan, örter och ovan detta en svag rökighet. Samma återkommer i smaken, fast här är rökigheten mer påtaglig. Njutbart sur.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfiltered orange-tan. Thin white head. Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy on the palate. Banana, tangy hops, mild smoke, clove, bubblegum. Really pleasant sour tones. Hyper sessionable.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Hazy yellow pour, very watery, not all that interesting. Kind of meh.
bluejacket74 (1125) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Both the head retention and lacing are decent enough. The aroma is light, the brew smells like wheat, smoke, and some fruitiness. It mostly tastes like smoked malt and wheat, along with some green grapes/grape skins, apples and a bit of tart lemon. The label says it’s a sour smoked wheat ale, but there really isn’t much tart/sourness in this at all. With that being said, it’s not a bad tasting brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick, smooth and easy to drink. At $6.49 a bottle, I don’t think I’d pay that price for this again. But it was nice to try once.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprising beer on two counts. One, it is much lighter in color tha I expected and two, the sour takes center stage with the smoke notes in back. Enjoyed every sip though. Very subtle.