BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
VERY NICE HYBRID OF TRADITIONAL GERMAN SPICE AND BANANA FLAVORS AND THE GREAT TASTE OF AMERICAN VOLUME OF HOPS. REMINDS ME OF THE PENNENT ALE. THIS BREW IS A CLEAR WINNER -THOUGH IT DOESNíT LOOK LIKE MUCH IN THE GLASS. KIND OF MURKY AND YELLOWY GRAY. SO VERY HYBRID WITH THE CLASSIC GERMAN AND AMERICAN PROFILE OF -THEIR OWN STYLES OF BEER - DONíT ASK ME HOW IT WORKS I DONíT KNOW BUT GET YOU SOME AND EXPERIENCE IT. THAT IS IF YOU LIKE AMERICAN AND GERMAN BEER OR CAN APPRECIATE A WORK OF ART. THE WEAVING OF FLAVOR TEXTURE AND STYLE IS TRULY INSPIRING FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES ANYTHING WELL DONE.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting concept. A dry hopped weisse and itís a Brooklyn collaboration I had to give this a try when I noticed it. Pours a beautiful glowing yeast induced hazy orange. Unfortuanately not much of a head formed which surprises me. Half finger at itís largest and quickly fading to a thin skim. The body does look damn good though.
Strong orange aromas rise from the glass with a very noticeable wheat twang. A squeeze or two of grapefruit pulp, which Iím guessing comes from the "robust" dry-hopping. Mild clove in the background and a slight medicinal sweetness. The aroma is very unique and very mouthwatering.
Wow. The flavor just doesnít stand up to the wonderful aroma. Very subdued flavors that mesh well together but just donít really stand out like I hoped. Grapefruit and orange are the dominant flavors but itís hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. Does have a nice fresh floral/grassy hoppiness to it. Again, hard to pick the difference. Flavor is good but a little too muddled and hard to define.
Thin mouthfeel with sluggish carbonation. Itís odd but with the thin mouthfeel it still leaves some residue after the swallow. In my opinion this beer needs a little more creaminess. It seems a little too watery. Higher carbonation wouldnít hurt either.
Easy drinker for the high abv but with the muddled flavors and thin mouthfeel one pint is enough.
This is no doubt a good beer with an excellent aroma but (and Iím not a brewmaster such as the two who got together to brew this so take this with a grain of salt) to me this beer could use a little tweaking and it could be a great treat. I probably would buy again cause it is enjoyable and unique but like I said, one at a time is enough for me.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting and tasty beer. Looks like a German wheat, a hazy dirty yellow with a huge fizzy, sustained head. The aroma has plenty of sweet malt, lemon, bananas, clove, and a flowery bitterness. Well carbonated but medium bodied, it has the expected flavors of old bananas, bubblegum, clove, a twist of lemon, but also carries a light floral/grassy bitterness. Quite refreshing, especially in this Summerís weather, making me wish it was a year round brew rather than a special.
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CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of lemons, and has a decent hop aroma. A nice gum aroma as well. A pleasing smell hits my nose. An odd color I must say. It has a tint of black mixed with orange. Decent looking beer, but I am not used to this apperance. Has a decent citrus hefe flavor, but in the aftertaste it tasted as though I was consuming Pine-sol. Not a bad flavor, just a weird one. Not my favorite type of beer, but a smooth texture. I am trying to pick out all the flavors, but it is hard because this beer has a unique flavor. Very malty, and somewhat decent. An okay brew.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a fair version of a German wheat beer.Pours cloudy orange color with lots of carbonation.Definately didnít taste German to me.Lots of wheat and hop on th enose and the flavor had more of a hop presence.the finish was slightly hoppy and bitter.
Zeswaft (1315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Iíve been anticipating this for a while as i am a hophead and recently on a hefe kick. slow pour yields about 3 finger white head. cloudy copper/dark gold body. Aroma is big lemon citrus and grassiness. Body is not overly carbonated which is a surprise. flavor: all over the place. lots of lemon, some minty flavor in the middle, and clove spice on the finish. medium bitterness. aftertaste is bitter, pine and grass. alcohol well hidden. not sure they need 8% to make this interesting. a delicious experiment that defies categorization. they definitely picked the right hops to blend well with the wheat, unlike turbo hoppedamerican wheats (gumballhead) that are more ipaís than wheats. kind of tastes like allagash triple. rerate second bottle. the sourness and lemon is almost overwhelming.
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent weiss bier. Still holds on to some estery, bubble gum aromas. Esters are evident in the flavor and well balanced with the graininess of wheat. Soft bitterness. Clove, while assertive, is not overwhelming or out of balance like many imported versions. A bit dark, could be brighter, but otherwise looks great in the glass. Huge fluffy head, tiny bubbles; forms a nice lace too.
A very good example considering its journey to my glass here in the Midwest.
jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had low expectations and am pleasantly surprised by this bad boy. Nice big hop aroma I can smell from across the room. Slightly spicy aroma as well. Flavors of bread and wheat. NIce malt back bone. Color is a cloudy muted orange color. Nice collaboration by these two guys. You definitely get the influences of both in this beer.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is actually a very unappealing cloudy greenish-brown colour that almost looks like an aftermath of a bad lavatory incident. The head is your typical abundant fluffy, velvety head that you get from just about every Hefe-Weisse. The aroma is very bread-y with strong floral hints. The taste is quite interesting. Itís definitely not your normal wheat beer. The hops is a more dominant in this beer. Itís like a spiced bread. The spices would obviously be the more dominant flavours since bread is pretty subtle. I do taste some very, very subtle notes of citrusy fruits. But the subtle flavours are difficult to define through the intensity of the hops. As the beer warms, the sweeter flavours tend to burst a little more. It seems to become a little more caramel-y. I can taste some banana as well. This is like a very americanized version of a german style... dump some hops into it! I like it. Itís different. I donít enjoy it as I would enjoy the usual wheat beers, but itís quite unique.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold color with a thick head. Nice sweet, wheat, honey and banana aroma. Fairly strong hop bitterness in the flavor (though Noble hops for sure). The wheat is certainly there, but takes a back seat to the yeast and the hops. Very good and tasty.