woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - MAY 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have never thought of a wheat beer as a summer beer, maybe its just me? I know Sam Adams claims to know how to make good beer but this the the third "newish" SA brew that has underwhelmed. Color is pale, little to no lingering head but has a decent fruity aroma that somewhat fools you into thinking its going to have flavor. There are very subtle citrus tones and what tasted to me like clove or nutmeg (Grains of Paradise I guess). After one and a half bottles I felt a little nausiated. I cant imagine drinking much more than I did, too many competing flavors but none that stand out, a mishmash if you will and not a good one. Wheat beers arent my favorite but this one finishes at the bottom the pack.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass. FROM NOTES: August 23, ’12.
A: Lemons and citrus. Some hops and other grains.
A: Poured a cloudy straw color with no head and minimal lacing.
T: Wheat, lemon, little bit of hops in the aftertaste.
P: Pretty thin mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.
O: Acceptable and drinkable, but not a beer worth seeking out.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/2/2010. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Malty and bready aromas with lemon and spices. Medium carbonation, fresh fruit and light on hops.
ROBC3366 (205) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Olive Garden. Pours yellowish gold with a white head. Taste refreshing lemon zest, and wheat. I thought was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Orangish Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Mild Oranges, Mildly Grainy
T: Oranges, Mild Yeast, Mild Pepper
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Overall, mass produced beer for the faux masses.
Beersiveknown (2116) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@roscoe head, Liverpool
Pale burnished gold with tight white head. Fruity lemon and mango rind on nose. Medium body with perfect carbonation, lemon peel, biscuit malt, spicey yeast finish. Really good example of a golden ale.
gschrade (299) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Olive Garden. Pours yellowish gold with a white head. Taste refreshing lemon zest, and wheat. I thought was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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dynamiteninja (1284) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sulphur, citrus, spice, wheat, dust, lemon, coriander, rubber, honey, black pepper, ginger. Sweet with a medicinal taste. Dry finish.
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Ripon. Cloudy amber with little head. Pretty bland example of a wheat beer. Refreshing enough and a little citrus coming through, but nothing special.
tectactoe (672) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: golden-yellow with an apparent, unfiltered haze and a big, chunky white head that settles on top and leaves behind a few good morsels of lacing. Aroma is very, very mild & hard to grab at first. Earthy & musty hops, hint of wheat, faint citrus zest. Not much else... very muzzled. Taste is similarly light with some bright but faint lemon zest, orange flesh, and musky, dirty hops in the finish. Soft wheat & grain in the back-end with a mild and nearly creamy mouth feel. Okay beer at best... Not bad, just not much to it.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light citrus and straw. Taste is similar, but little of the wheaty characteristics of a weizen.