ThisWangsChung (638) - 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.
bergstaden (867) - RÝros, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hazy dark golden with a white head - Wheat and malt aroma - Thin malt body that is a little sweet - short thin malt finish - Did not care for this, to thin and sweet
BeerKurve (356) - - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale hazy yellow color with a large yet fizzy head and decent lacing. Pale malts, wheat and floral hops and flowers permeate the nose. Wheat, pale malts, grassiness, and some flowery sweetness which I assume is hibiscus. Aftertaste is a earthy grassy flavor that sticks around for a long time. Body is moderate with some moderate carbonation. Good idea but lacks flavor.
kevinator (556) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average beer with a little twist. Faint wheat and grassy smell. Cloudy yellow color with a white head. Lighter weight palate with average carbonation. A little foamy. Tastes were of wheat and grains. Iím not sure what hibiscus tastes like so I guess the slightly unique flavor could be associated with that. Easy to drink but not very exciting.
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light wheat beer with mild flavors. Cloudy gold beer with no head. Aroma is a little sour, lots of carbonation, medium light body. Nothing bad here
SamP01 (476) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange with a large lasting white head. Aroma and taste is sweet citrus, light wheat and banana notes, fruity with some floral essence and mild bitterness. A light to medium body, crisp, refreshing on the palate with light carbonation. Some sweet malt, wheat, floral essence and light fruity and mild bitterness on the end. A nicely balanced brew, refreshing and enjoyable.
dogfish120love (828) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange in color. Notes of citrus and hibiscus. Very little bitterness and mildly sweet. Perfectly carbonated
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink by September 2013. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow-orange color... about what I was expecting. Two fingers of head doesnít last too long, and thereís some really spotty lacing. Eh.
Smell: It sounds so generic, but itís just true ... it smells like a wheat beer. The wheat, yeast, hops... yep, smells like beer. The malt aroma is also there quite a bit.. smells like crystal or caramel sort of malts.
Taste: Tastes like an average wheat beer. The hibiscus thatís said to be in this is somewhat there, but not enough to make this particularly interesting. Pretty sweet throughout with very little bitterness, if any. Aftertaste is somewhat odd... the feel is kind of thin, and thereís a bit of an artificial sweet flavor on the finish as well. Itís really drinkable, but itís extremely forgettable.
RRRozie (22) - Cortland, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a respectable, frothy head which settles to a thin white cap. Very faint aroma of hibiscus that dissipates soon after pouring. Taste is smooth and creamy with a pronounced lemony finish that lingers on the palate. A smooth, light, refreshing wheat beer.
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troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yellow with white head. Mild aroma, wheat and flower. A little bit of honey and hibiscus in flavour. Not much finish.
Cybercat (2767) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a fluffy ivory head. Wheaty aroma has a definite fruity undertone, more pomme than citrus, and a whiff of yeast. Flavor fills the mouth with sweet malt, wheat, and fruit notes plus yeasty and floral hints. Texture is about average in fizziness and viscosity. Overall, refreshing and pleasing, great for a hot day.