rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured into from a 12oz can into a Weizen glass. The can offers no freshness date, abv or disruption.
Appearance: The body is hazy and has a nice orange/yellow glow in the glass. On top it keeps a small cap of white foam till the end which started off as a three finger tall covering. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink.
Smell: In the nose I pick up notes of the wheat malt with some nice citrus and spicy earth yeast.
Taste/Palate: On the tongue I get hints of the classic banana and clove with some nice semi-sweet wheat and lemony citrus. The palate is right on with a nice average medium body and active carbonation.
Notes: This is a very solid American Wheat Ale/German Hefeweizen.
HuskerTan (1506) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft.
A- Citrus, wheat.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Subtle lemon, wheat, subtle orange. Slightly sweet.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish.
O- A great wheat ale. The Yakima hops are wonderful. This is a very smooth and good beer.
generallee08 (770) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body is hazy and has a nice orange/yellow glow in the glass. On top it keeps a small cap of white foam till the end which started off as a three finger tall covering. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink. In the nose I pick up notes of the wheat malt with some nice citrus and spicy earth yeast. On the tongue I get hints of the classic banana and clove with some nice semi-sweet wheat and lemony citrus. The palate is right on with a nice average medium body and active carbonation.
wisbeerguy (1) - Milton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nude Beach is described as being a wheat bear made with raw red wheat and yakima hops. It delivered on that description, with a strong wheat flavor and a moderate to high amount of body. There is a citrus note, but it is mild compared to many other wheat beers. The flavor added by the hops was interesting, but there was basically no hop bitterness nor hop aroma. This isn’t a negative for the style, just a statement. It poured a beautiful golden color with a moderate white head and aroma was very subtle. A tiny bit more hop bitterness would be nice to help balance it, but this is a great summer beer.
ronaldtheriot (1722) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Point Nude Beach has a medium, cream-colored head and a very cloudy orange-gold color. Aroma is slight, but I think I picked up some orange smell. The taste is very nice, with a good barley-hop balance; the hops come through on the back end of the sip. Some citrus is definitely present. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Nude Beach finishes wet and thirst-quenching. Overall, this is an outstanding summer wheat ale.
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice slightly murky yellow color. Some lemony citrus aroma. Tastes light and sort of lemony. The aftertaste is, what else, lemony and flavorful that lingers for a little while. This is a pleasant beer that will go down easy and refreshing during the summer months, but not as heavy as some of the other seasonals.
kdub_tweets (1) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint. Summery nose and appearance. Nice mouthfeel. Some sweetness and wheat in the taste. Clean finish. Good opening beer to a night out.
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/5/2015. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal floral/grassy bitterness and slight wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, wheat, biscuit, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus hops, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good pale wheat ale. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus hops, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn’t have high hopes for this after reading some of the other ratings, but I’m here to tell ya that I was very impressed with this brew. From a bottle, it poured a hazy yellow-orange with sizable white head. Decent lacing. Fairly subtle aroma of wheat bread and maybe a touch of mown grass. Wheaty initial taste--and wheaty all the way through. Minor hopping in the fiinish. Probably the smoothest wheat beer I’ve ever had; more body than I was expecting too. Less sharp than Capital’s Island Wheat, with more moderate carbonation as well. Very nice, and a bargain to boot.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clean crisp taste. Not much in the way of wheat though. A little grassiness, but leaned more towards a slightly amped up lager. Not sure how this differs from a hefe, as some of the bananna/clove aspects where there, same as a hefe would be. Tasty summer bump for sure.