ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 draught. Bright golden color, quite cloudy as mentioned. Fairly typical american wheat appearance. Aroma is light and spicy, some hops, light yeast. Flavor is thick and chewy wheatiness, moderate citrus notes and moderately sweet. Finish changes things up and becomes dry and lightly astringent. Pretty interesting flavors, but none of them are terribly powerful or lingering. Medium body, quite effervescent.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub on 05/15/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small frothy white head. Light clove and wheat aroma. Big wheat flavor with some dry clove in the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th of my 10 tasting flight @ Portsmouth. Pours yellowish with an off white ring head. Nose is light wheat. Taste is wheaty with a tasty full mouth feel. Better than I’d expected.
Aubrey (3347) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and delicately hopped. Some bitterness in the finish. Has a ’wholesome’ graininess to it. A little flat and light on the end though.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Nice cloudy color, with no head, not much aroma, fizzy palate, slightly bland tasting with a sour note in there.
lushawn (2654) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at brewery. Orangepeel. Somewhat earthy muddled dough. Herbs. Okay.
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Portsmouth brewpub. Pours out a cloudy golden color topped with a small white head. Aroma was of wheat, grain, and a little lemon zest. Taste was much the same with the wheat leading the way.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden in color,with a cloudiness that was expected.Thin white head.Very subtle fruity,spicy aroma and flavor.Tart,dry finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a hazy golden amber with a soapy white head that showed good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma was less sweet than I expected with only small amounts of the wheat and bubblegum sweetness common in the style. There were some decent citrus hops in there. The taste is a little more complex and has more banana sweetness than the aroma. There is a solid wheat base with the hops coming back in the finish.
The mouthfeel is crisp with a slight hoppy/sour tang at the finish that lingers between sips. This is a pretty good beer and definitely drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
sonnycheeba (1916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is banana, cookie and cereal malts, cloves, floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting grassy hops, light fruit esters, herbs, and light grapefruit; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.