ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a somewhat clear golden color. The head is a fluffy two finger white shade. I love the lacing it leaves behind, definitely.
S: Thereís a lot of wheat on the nose, to the point where it overpowers any other notes (such as the advertised hibiscus). Iím not a fan of the aroma.
T: The flavor profile works better. A light fruitiness gives way to wheat-laden finish, spiked with some cream. I couldnít tell you what hibiscus tastes like, but thereís a distinct floral quality on the back end. Itís pretty decent all told.
M: Extremely creamy and soft, typical of the style. However, the general texture and finish is too heavy; even with the aid of strong carbonation, it gets in the way of drinkability.
O: This is now the 4,365th different wheat ale Iíve had from Sam Adams - and just like the others, this one is pretty middling. Pleasant, though.
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral, wheat and maybe a trace of citrus and herbalness.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with fizzy head. Aromas of cheap perfume, flavor was cloying sweet.
Lubiere (12960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light grassy malt with light hibiscus acidity, light musty character, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, light orange notes, light mineral notes, light acidity, OK if a bit tired.
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow with a pretty thin head. Sl floral / perfume nose. Pretty sweet on the palate like a macro lager. Could really have used as bit more bitterness.
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden color, white head. Aroma is floral and a bit medicinal. Taste is similar.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice wheat nose, bread, slightly grainy. I donít know what Hibiscus flower smell like, but it does have a slight floral aroma. Appearance is a cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that diminishes quickly Taste is grainy wheat, and actually quite interesting. I donít really know how to explain it. Just that itís quite good. Palate is medium to low carbonation in the mouth and a lingering wheat aftertaste. Overall, Quite nice. Cheers!
slowrunner77 (10239) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Hmmm. interesting and refreshing. Light fruityness, slightly herbal, a touch of sweet and juuust a splash of tartness. For a lawnmower type beer, pretty nice. Iíd try again."
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It poured a lightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of hibiscus and floral notes with a touch of wheat malt. The taste was similar and a little dry. It had a light body with crisp carbonation. Nice.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle to SN IPA glass
A -Pours a hazy amber/orange with a finger of white foam. Good retention with speckled lacing.
S - Sweet wheat malt, grainy and bready, honey sweetness, floral and grassy hops.
T - Starts off with grainy backed wheat, grassy hops, lemons, some chalkiness in the middle, doughy bread, light bitterness. Finishes clean with hints of lactic lemon tartness.
M - Soft and creamy carbonation, medium feel, clean finish.
A basic wheat with some light tartness. Sweet and chalky in the middle but cleans up on the finish. Drinks good.
Serving type: bottle
RSRIZZO (1959) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 41į. Color is a deep gold with a slight haze And good carbonation that gives it a small soft head. Aroma of honey and a bit of fruity hops. It has a lighter medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is wheat that comes across sweet with a hint of white pepper, a light fruit note and the hibiscus showing on the end. In the after taste the sweet lingers giving it a honey taste. Overall its a nice, easy drinking brew with a unique flavor palate.