PorterPounder (6200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flowery aroma, creamy head with a good cloudy appearance. Even had pellet sized residue at the bottom of the glass. Good full bodied sweet flavor. Strong finish - goes down smooth.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thoroughly enjoyable, except the people who were kind enough to give it to me said it was good with a lemon and i felt bad declining the citrus so I accepted both. I’ll have to have it again w/o the lemon to get the real experience.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow/gold colour w/ big head that dissipated quickly. Fruity aroma w/ hints of banana and citrus. Medium-thin body w/ a slight spritz. Not a lot of flavour up front. A little thin and watery. Nice dry, grassy, earthy finish, though,and a little bitterness
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This hefeweizen is a session beer if ever there was one. Very easy to drink. the hops are just apparent in the flavor and the wheat finishes it off very nicely. it does not have as much flavor and aroma as many more traditional hefes have but that is ok this time.
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A slightly burnt/parched wheat aroma -- grainy, without the musk associated with European weissen. It appears that every effort was made to make this middle of the road -- it does have sediment, and it’s unfiltered, but there are no pronounced esters or yeasts. Medium peachy gold, with a malleable white foam. Bready, parched grain flavor. A pretty solid palate. Clean drinking and a good compliment to the pork chops that I drank it with, but it’s nothing special. It really could have stood a little bit more acidity (lemon.) Clean, mild West Coast hops. Dinging it in appearance for an ugly label and a screw-off cap.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A definite American wheat--not necessarily a bad thing, but in this
case, not really all that big a deal. OK flavor, no hops are discernable,
and there none of the yeasty aftertaste that I don’t like from the German
version (I like the fact that it doesn’t taste that way, but the claim on the
bottle is that it does taste that way). My local bar has it on special--
same as Bud--which makes it special to me, but if I had to pay more.......
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as cloudy as a usually wheat beer. Not very much on the taste side. Definitely better wheat beers available.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average wheat beer. Nothing really made the beer stand out.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think this used to be called ’WheatHook’. Anyway, it’s an above average brew, but isn’t very wheaty at all, by German standards. Try their Nut Brown, instead.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
As with most Red Hook products, nice idea, but weak follow-through - a pale imitation of the better beers. This has a faint wheat note, weak, watery body. I’ve only had domestic wheat beers - Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada etc. but this one was entirely indistinctive and barely looks and tastes the part.