Reid (1949) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am intrigued by the weird label..so bought a single to go with my Chicken burrito.
This is actually a nice looking hefe..its got the pale cloudy orange colour down..and a very attractive frothy pure white head.
Ok they got the looks but the aroma is average at best..some faint wheat sourness and thats about it.
Again the taste though it does threaten to get "spicy" is rather bland..but it seems very fresh.You casn taste the wheat no doubt ,but like most American "hefes" the yeast lets it down.
Pretty ok in the mouthfeel..maybe a tiny bit thin.
For all its faults it was extremelly drinkable with my burrito..and no doubt would be an acceptable beer in the Texas summer.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a really cool label. Fairly light in aroma and flavor for the style. A little citrus and some pine in the flavor. Lots of carbonation, but it is good in the mouth. This would be a great summer beer.
TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Pours a hazy blond. Very little sediment in the bottle or suspended in the body. Has a small tannish head. The nose has a stale spice and wheat/yeast hint. The taste was thin with hoppy bitter wheat being dominant. Rather plain and uninteresting beer.
***Re-rate*** Bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy, sticky white head. Aroma is grainy with wheat notes, soft spice, citrus, and yeast. Taste is lemony with wheat, grains, yeast notes, soft spice and bubblegum. Body is light with a prickly carbonation. Ends with more wheat, bubblegum, yeast notes, grains, sweet malt and faint spice.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a piss yellow with a bunch of beady looking yeast pouring out at the end, not creamy looking swirls like one would expect. Big fizzy head without any of the cloudiness of true hefeweizens. Smells sour, like they already added the lemon. Tastes that way to without any banana/clove flavors that one would expect. Way over carbonated, even for the style. Just a dissapointment, even from this brewer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blonde yellow color with creamy thick white head. Light wheat and citrusy hops touch through the aroma. This is pretty boring, standard and usual for a hefe. The bottle is pretty cool though. The flavor is balanced with a more tart citrusy wheat flavor. Finishes with some lemon and rye. Decent american wheat, nothing tremendous, nothing spectacular.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy flaxen pour with a light white head and some lace left behind. Strong lemon and wheat aromas. Musky malts and sour hops. Big wheat malt flavors along with a touch of lemon and citrus hops. Grapefruit comes in as well, sweet though. Really smooth palate, silk like, light in the body and a nice dry finish of citrus and wheat.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light cloudy yellow color with a large white head. The nose is a spicy citrus and wheat, pretty much on style. The flavor is a little dissappointing, tasting like a cheap knock-off of the style; lots of plastic and sour fruit, but generally it just doesn't have enough to sell me.
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky, deep yellow lager with a big, creamy, white head. A+ retention and lacing.
The nose is totally of fresh, pink grapefruit. The flavor is well-balanced, but very thin. Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Short, grassy, dry finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy straw color,small white head that left a slight lace behind.The aroma was light malt,grapefruit and pine with a decent but not great hop presence.Some what sweet taste with a decent lemony flavor and mild hops,fairly carbonatedwith a slight bitter sweet after taste.Nothing special with the exception of needing to be tryed atleast once.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Uggg, why did I bother with this beer? I guess I was thinking it might be similar to the old honey wheat they made. This was the first time I've ever thrown away a six pack....DON'T DRINK THIS BEER!