ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Draft, served with an friggin lemon! Very pale yellow and clear with a white head. Wheat and lemon aroma although the lemon may be a result of the lemon on the glass. Faint malt and wheat aroma. Actually very nice although I’m not a huge fan of the style.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ HDG. Light gold color with a small head. Aroma is light banana and grass. Taste is banana and sweet grains with a decent yeastiness. Too light for my liking although the palate is really smooth.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, Clear pale straw color with a low white head. Malt and wheat flavor with some citrus backing. Easy drinking. Just a typical filtered American wheat with little to offer.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hangman’s in Placerville, CA. The American wheat version of a Krystalwiezen? Very clear yellow. Nice white head. Not a lot of wheat aroma like I expected, but it was citrusy and malty. Classic Sierra Nevada. Nice Citrus hops in the finish. Some wheat characters in the middle. Okay stuff.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Issac Newton’s, Pours pale golden with a small white head, aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and slight hoppy presence. Flavor is very citrusy, sweet, wheat, slight hoppy bitterness. Good body, average brew.
OldGrowth (2350) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Great Alaskan Barleywine Festival ’06. Good nose, citrusy. Hoppy little guy. Lemony herby. Clean greenish(can’t believe it either, but that’s what I saw)yellow color, small head with minor lacing. Bitter sweet flavor. Tastes like a hop flower in my mouth. Lemon, wheat. Medium body, crisp yet creamy mouthfeel, dryish finish. Seems like a good summer brew.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 06 Great Alaska Beer and Barley wine Festival. Pale gold color with a thin fizzy head. Lively nose with some lemon rind, yeast and I swear a little feet. Lightness in the body that makes it very easy to drink (I wish it were summer). Lemon/lime citrus with a buscuit doughiness. Clean and crisp and a good American wheat.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, Falling Rock.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (herbs), moderately yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
I always find it surprising when people can’t smell the overwhelming vitamin B stink of raw yeast in Sierra Nevada’s beers. This one is especially obvious because there’s so little other aroma to cover it up. Dough soup. Horrible.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma= litght citrus notes
Apperance= Clear deep straw, solid white head
Flavor= low maltiness, but citrus like grapfruit, slight wheat tartness
Palate= Light bodied
Overall= tasty beer leaning on the hop side
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is fresh chopped wheat, malt notes. Flavor is rather light, a touch of citrus and gumballs, very thin over all.