Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Sweet, sweet Jesus. One word sums up this beer. YEASTY. This beer is the anti-thesis to Atkins. It is a good hefew., for those who appreciate a quality hefew. Very slightly dry with a mild aftertaste. Wheaty body. Overall pretty good, but you gotta like the style to really appreciate this one.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear gold. No nose whatsoever. Flavor lacks any clove or banana, anything typical from a hefe. Bleah.
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tasty heff. great for being made in U.S. SMOOTH, could be bolder, but really, V E R Y drinkable
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Dark yellow appearance. Aroma is very wheaty. Flavor is very smooth if not flavorful. Some bread and fruit present. A good summer beer.
Reid (2080) - 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 (5174) - 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 (5571) - 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.