Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewery. OK, so here’s the deal with every beer I had here: buttery. Adjust the color and basic flavor component to match the beer otherwise, and that pretty much wraps it up. This one was a little wheaty, which is what you’d hope for in a wheat beer. (#3582, June 2009)
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sour aroma with some hint of citrus, flavor was similar, not really impressive to say the least. For a Wheat it was really flavorless honestly, or maybe flat.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28-Jan-08 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 11-Jan-08 for $4.29 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Hardly a sound when popping the cap, the hazy, medium-straw colored beer pours with only a thin, bubbly head that fully dissipates rapidly. Upon first tasting this "American Style Hefeweizen," the beer seems very light and uninteresting. Just not a lot of flavor or body. But after a few more sips, some interesting notes emerge. The wheat base is very light and almost evades detection, but that just allows the other flavors to come out more. Somewhat spicy, lightly citrusy, estery (almost-ripe banana), and mildly sweet, but also gently tart. The beer also has a very dusty, chalky quality, which I really dig. Aromas match the flavor, specifically the dustiness and tartness. Body and carbonation are certainly light, but with the spice, dustiness and light tartness, the end result is a refreshing beer that begins to resemble a saison in some respects. Not a great first impression, but that’s mostly because the beer didn’t match my expectations. Once past that, the beer is actually quite enjoyable.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle from BevMo La Mesa. A very intriguing Hefe. Nose was lightly sour and a bit funky with some citrus, same with the flavor. I had to think twice about this one, different.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn’t care to stick around very long. Aroma is faint, but tart citrus and a bit of wheat ester sweetness are detectable. Flavor is sweet but a touch acidic. More lemon than banana, some spice. Sort of mealy and thin-bodied. Pretty weak.
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy Jah Noth - Thanks! Opaque yellow pour...small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is very bland...not much other than some wheat and a bit of orange. Flavor is similarly bland...has some orange and a splash of spice, but is otherwise completely unremarkable. Concur with a few others that there is a funk in here that just doesn’t belong. This is the 2nd or third organic beer I’ve tried, and so far, none have been impressive in the least!
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bomber from BevMo. Hazy light yellow in color. Somewhat sour grainy aroma. Grainy wheat flavors. A little bit of a citric quality as well. Not very good.
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine. Let me make this short and simple since this beer was as boring as a glass fo water. Appears as a glowing off white yellow with fizzy small heading. Aroma is soapy and tart with a small squeeze of citrus. The flavor is bland and has no real stand out characters other than grain malt and grassy sour hops.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a short-lived bubbly white head. Vanilla, wheat, and green apples in the nose. Taste is unremarkable. More vanilla, metallic wheat, and some sort of funkiness that just does not belong. The bottle claims that this beer won an some sort of beer contest. I can only imagine the crap the judges had to drink if this is the beer that won. Avoid.
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly clear yellow, moderate to large head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is light vanilla, some wheaty funk, pale malts. Light bodied, very drinkable, light tartness, moderate carbonation. Decentish...