aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottling a hefeweizen in bombers perhaps is not the best way. I have a large half-liter Paulaner hefe glass and I can’t get the whole bottle in (especially with the large head) Most of the yeast had settled and stuck to the bottom so my first sips were of Half-E-Kristal Weizen. After drinking some to get some space in the glass and some bottle swirling it turned a nice cloudy gold. (Yes I know I could have agitated the bottle before opening, but I have trouble with geysers when I do that.)The aroma is nice wheat and coriander. The ginger doesn’t come through as much in either the aroma or flavor. The Belgian wit half is good with the coriander adding a nice spiciness (especially coupled with the saaz hops). There’s good wheatiness (although not as big as the wheat in the Widmenr Hefeweizen I had last night). Unfortunately, Pacman yeast isn’t really a good yeast for a wheat beer. The lack of almost any esters unbalances this beer, keeps the beer from achieving the complexity wheat beers are capable of and makes the flavor thinner than it should.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
American wheat? What we have here is concoction of serious quality and one that straddles style lines, I think. Big Saaz, ginger, and coriander explosion, unfiltered wonderfulness, better than Oberon, if only because it really packs it in. If it was hot outside and I had a lot of these, I could really embarrass myself. A quality brew and perhaps my overall fave from Rogue.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold,white head.Scarce bead. Faintly spiced slightly grainy nose. Some coriander in the taste, ending with a good hop bite
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well why this beer dosen’t reall represent the style to a T, is is pretty tasty. The pale golden yellow brew with a it thin white foam. It smells of grains and oranges umm Rogue maybe my favorite brewery.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aaah another wheat beer, not my style, kept buying Rogue tonight and thought I would try this one, not for me, maybe for you ?
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow - I wasn’t expecting anything from this, other than another boring American Wheat. What a surprise then. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with large foamy head. Rich zesty fruity aroma - light fruit such as peach, lemon plus a hint of coriander. Flavor is nice and sweet, with plenty of zesty almost minty malt, with fruity tones and still just a hint of coriander. One of the top American Wheats I’ve found.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Newport, OR. Belgian-style blond ale. Some wheat and malts with a touch of spice. AKA ’Mo Ale’.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very cloudy and instantly smell the corriander and ginger. Interesting name for a belgian wheat. Didn’t need a lemon at all. The finest American made wheat. Extremely refreshing, medium-bodied and delicious.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Rogue ale also seems to have a bigger bark than bite. Nice unfiltered cloudiness, and spicy, gingery nose. The taste was light and earthy with the ginger making itself the most immediately recognized flavor. One of the lightest wheat beers I have had.
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy orange, tangerine look. Corriander, orange nose. A nice mix of wheat, lemon, and spice. Not one of my favorite Rogues but still good.