Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body
is hazy medium yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma
is lightly malty (toasted grain), with a hint of lemon. Flavor is
moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly
sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, very unclean. Medium body,
watery texture, lively carbonation. That dirty Sam Adams aftertaste is
on full display here. Poor yeast? Dunno, but they all leave a nasty
coating on your (my) tongue, and this one's fairly extreme...drain pour
bad. Otherwise, it's unpalatably sour, unbalanced, and lacks aroma. I
don't think I'll ever understand the allure of this brewery's products.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Mild citrus aroma. Cloudy, yellow appearance with little head. Some lemon flavor and maybe some spices. Light beer, while not the best, I think it wouldn't difficult to knock down a few of these on hot summer day.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma with a light lemon hint. Lightly spiced flavor with mild, and enjoyable citrus notes, especially noticable as the beer warms a bit. Light bitter aftertaste, but nothing that's too unenjoyable, but that part could definately use a bit of improvement. Rich golden color. I had the bottles sitting sideways in the refrigerator, so you could see some of the good stuff; yeast, etc. So it's not too filtered. Definately an enjoyable beer, from a brewer that I normally consider to be over-rated. Very refreshing, crisp, and smooth, but seems to be missing something in the finish.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good summer beer, thirst quenching and not overpowering on any front. Lemony finish with a mild hop.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is really under-rated, this is very enjoyable. Sweet inviting aroma, detecting lots of lemon taste, very refreshing and goes down way to smooth...this is a perfect summer choice...light refreshing and very enjoyable.
PorterPounder (5601) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Rerate Just not as crazy about wheat ales in general anymore - ddecent, similar flavor as before, does not look quite as nice Original 3.4 Beautiful creamy, thick white head sits on top of the cloudy golden pour. Aroma, while fresh, is not remarkable, faint grassy notes. Flavor is a bit off, the "grains of paradise" which is the spice in here according to the label, leaves a slight off taste in my opinion. Overall, not a bad wheat - just expected a bit more.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I definitely feel this is underrated at 38.4 percentile. I good summer ale, with citrus hints an a tangy taste. Seems like if there was just a something little more in the aftertaste, it would be great, but instead it is good.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice summer brew but nothing to write home about. Pours to a golden color with a slight haze with a bubbly white head that sits on top. Nice belgian lace. Taste is pretty straight forward lemony spice with a slight hop kick. I think that it's missing something though.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 Creamy gold color suggests a complex taste. The head remains thick. Smell is fruity. Taste is pleasantly carbonated with a very fulfilling and long finish. Bitter aftertaste. Very good brew.
Update: This was my first wheat beer, which has become one of my favorite styles. I was a little too enamored with it at the beginning, so I have lowered the rating to correspond with other wheats.
Diablokev (152) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is light with hints of fruit lemon, hpos. The appearance is a lightly cloudy gold, with a thin white head. The flavor is crisp and clean, with hints of lemmon. The beer is crisp and easy to drink. Overall very nice.