kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bleh. Yellow color. Yeast weissbier. I'm not that much of a wheat beer fan. You might like it if you are.
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I do not like to chew my beer. A very thin beer with a grainy taste to it.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber in color. I'm not sure what buckwheat is, but nothing special to speak of here. Mild citrus and typical Rogue bitterness.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 Pours slightly opaque, medium yellow color with medium head, disappates quickly. Smells malty and yeasty, with hints of lemon. Taste isn't as exciting as the aroma; tastes similar to many other wheats, and lacks the unique bite that more Rogue ales seem to possess. Aftertaste leaves my mouth wanting more; something here is missing. A little spice or citrus would help this beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musty, hoppy aroma, golden, with a medium vanilla head, some floaties. Flavours are sweet malt, hops and a touch of fruitness. Bittersweet, slightly tart. Unusual, even for these Guys!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At first, the aroma seemed quite musty, and old. Once the beer had warmed a little, the buckwheat really came through. Just a hint of hops bitterness in the flavor...the aftertaste is pure buckwheat. Pretty golden color with a thick white head.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Golden body with some rising carbonation, small head, mild citrus hops in the nose. Mildly hoppy flavor; pretty bland otherwise. Some sweetness and fruits.6 3 6 3 12 RERATE 4/08: Good PNW hop presence, tastier than my earlier rating would suggest.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark yellow beer w/ a slightly roasted flavor. Not bad but nothing spectacular.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting beer. Iím unfamiliar with buckwheat, but it lends a strange roughness to the malts. Not unpleasant at all. The beer is medium to full bodied, fairly malty, with enough hops for balance, but not especially bitter. A little simplistic in taste, but thatís not really a bad thing as far as Iím concerned. Good.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a ton of bubbles, but nice thick white head. Smells like liquid bread dough, yeasty & inviting!! Relatively one dimensional, just lacks some complexity. Velvety soft mouthfeel, but just not enough behind it to keep me into it. not bad, but needs more going on.