KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy dark yellow with some light brown undertones and a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that reduced down to a small cap of foam, which produced some excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt, a mild citrus hop and a sweaty yeast with notes of honey, citrus (lemon), wheat, a hint of spice and a mild floral scent.
The taste had a lightly sweet wheat flavor with notes of honey and coriander early on and then flavor progressed into a much larger yeast taste with a hint of citrus, a touch of spiciness and a slight floral presence at the end. The flavor lasted and average duration after the swallow with a citrusy, yeasty, mildly spicy taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a good strong lively carbonation.
Overall a very tasty and refreshing yeasty brew that had a touch of spiciness and a nice floral twist, in fact this is what makes this beer different over other Hefeweizens...
Butters (3933) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe if I tried side by side, the roses would become more. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. Slight floral notes are present, but not abrassive. Yeasty bready character. Not all that refreshing. meh.
superspak (3134) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottled dating. Very highly carbonated upon opening. Pours hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very solid witbier. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/honey, and herbal/earthy rose flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a weizen glass on 05.08.14.
A: See through gold/yellow. 1 finger head.
S: Spices, coriander, orange peel.
T: Orange peel, rose petals, wheat are dominant. Coriander is subtle.
O: I liked this one. It had a lingering sweetness and it was very citrusy. Regardless, I won’t support Rogue anymore from what I’ve heard about them.
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured gold, clear with a minimal white head, no lacing. Aroma is mostly wheat and floral notes combined with some fruit; quite subtle. Taste of honey and wheat, having a hard time getting anything else. Crisp and refreshing, but just OK.
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall a fairly boring lager. Pours an ugly clear orange with little head. Smells a bit of strawberries and rose. Taste is pretty basic, a bit of garlic upfront, with a bit more strawberry. Paired with a strawberry blue cheese salad, doesn't do much. Had in the bottle.
Mark_Eck (951) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aroma and taste are banana, floral, and some citrus.
zach8270 (3775) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Lightly hazy gold pour with a puffy white head. Light but floral aroma (shocking right?) with some light spice under it. Lots of rose petal and sweetness in the flavor at the start with a dry wheat backbone and a lightly spiced and bitter finish.
Bill Becker (485) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 2 finger head sits on a clear golden brew, slowly shrinking leaving nice lacing behind.
The nose has wheat and a very floral smell. There’s a sweetness there that reminds me of honey.
Wheat is in the taste, light spiciness, not really a clove thingy, nor banana which I half expected. Just some light spiciness that maybe comes from the rose petals? I’m thinking the sweet notes come from them..
Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation.
In the world of Hefes, this doesn’t really stack up but it’s a nice enough brew to drink.
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden with a big, bubbly, off-white head. Noticeable rose petals in the aroma, which is fortunate, because I feel as though they are trying to cover up an aroma that is otherwise grain, cheese, and honey, or grain, cheese, and vomit. The cheese element doesn’t even smell like actual cheese. Instead I get the easy cheese phony stuff that comes in the can with the nipple you push to get at your phony cheese. Taste is a little sweet and a little cheesy and very mildly bitter; and lacking most of the ez cheeze/vomit character, it is the sole redemption of this beer. Fairly light bodied with semi-lively carbonation. I feel like this could have been done better....
weihenweizen (2019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a weizen glass. Pours slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is grainy, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is estery malt, grainy, rose petals, and slightly bitter crisp hop finish. Mediocre, especially for the price.