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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Hazy and golden in color, this brew is a fresh twist on the popular Hefeweizen style. Eureka and Lisbon lemons, from three growing regions in California, balance out the wheat malt character, resulting in a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with subtle lemon flavor. Cheers!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottled. Poured hazy medium golden with a tall, well-retained cap of white head.. left sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma picked up toasty banana and dirty wheat notes with accents of vanilla and meaty lemons.. fine balance between the soft malts and the wheaty character. The flavor had tangy lemon zest and wheat throughout, sitting on a bed of pale and bready malts.. tart, refreshing finish. Light-medium bodied with creamy carbonation on the palate.. dry, with a good flow to it.. this was very well done.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 Bottle from BevMo. Hazy orange in color upon pouring. Strong spiced aroma. Quite strong on the lemon. Spiced wheat flavors up front. Pretty strong on the lemon flavors. Strong grainy finish, which is kind of rich. Easy drinking, but not overly exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Lovely murky orange-gold color. Slight citrus aroma. Light in flavor and body without the yeasty taste that so many wheat beers have. Finishes quickly and cleanly. Easy going down and a good one for all day drinking.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fitch256 (32) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. My response to this was a resounding eh. The description from the brewery is deceiving in calling the lemon flavor subtle - it is not. I had trouble finding much difference between this and the Summer Ale. The immediate tastes are lemon and wheat. It’s a bit more bitter than I’d like as well; I was not terribly impressed by this one. The last few "new" beers that Sam has put out have been terribly average and underwhelming, I’m concerned they’re lowering their game.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy straw color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is bready and smells a bit like lemon furniture polish. Lemon and dry wheat dominate the flavor. That’s about all I was able to taste. The lemon flavor lasted for a while.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Pours a hazy straw color with a couple of fingers of white head that leave behind some lacing. Surprisingly faint aroma, wheat with some lemon and pepper. The flavor is a little better, crisp wheat highlighted by the light lemon. Nice and light and easy to drink but forgettable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: This poured a lightly hazy straw/amber body with a modest size head and provided spotty lace. The aroma was bread and lemon juice. The flavor was mainly lemon. For a "fresh twist on the popular Hefeweizen style," this is really pretty blah.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1127) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Hazy gold/amber with a white foamy head. Aromas of wheat and lemon. Taste has too much lemon in it, and not enough wheat. Sweet and finishes smooth. Very drinkable, but might have been better with less lemon.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured hazy golden color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate wheat and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour citrus flavor with a moderate sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. Good soft drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Hazy golden color with a taller off-white head. Scents of sweet wheat and lemons zest. Flavors of grainy wheat and dough in the start. Some light, not quite ripe fruit. Key lime in the middle. Acidic in the finish and linger.


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