VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a straw yellow in color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is grainy with both citrus and floral hops... some of the characteristic wheat sourness. Flavor is quite fruity with citrus and floral hops. Finish is slightly bitter, but clean. An OK wheat beer...
mnurda (1190) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of the sampler tray at the brewery. Tought to judge based on two ounces, but a bit light for my liking.
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 12 oz. bottle
Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow straw color. 1/2 inch head which dissipates quickly. Slight lacing all the way down.
Smell is quite citrus like, mostly lemon. Very faint smell of wheat.
Taste is quite different from other wheat beers. Quite fruity and light. I enjoyed the taste of it very much.
Mouthfeel is like a light beer, which may be representative of itís rather low ABV of 4.4%.
Drinkablility is quite high due to the outstanding taste and lightness of the beer.
Overall, I enjoyed this quite a lot. It is another fine product of Sierra Nevada.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my weizen glass, best thing I had to a wheat glass. Color is a straw yellow. A little bit pale. Pours a light white head, medium amount of lace.
Aroma is an obvious wheat smell, but it is complemented by a lemon zest.
The taste is quite similiar, except the lemon is much more present in the taste.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, becomes rich after swallowed. Medium level of cabonation.
Overall, this is a really easy to drink beer. Very simple, nothing to complex. I would easily have this for a session beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-18-2008 06:44:55
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Subtle" and "mild" cover this brew pretty well. Pours a pale yellow with a quickly-fading white bubbly head. Nose is light wheat and a touch of soft floral aromas. Flavor is equally subtle with a bitterness that seems to come equally from hops (amarillo?) and just a bit of funkiness from something in the brewing process. A bit watery, but not bad.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale gold in the glass. Nose and taste is mild wheats and hops. I need to re rate this. It probably should be a 3.0 not a 4.0. Rated 3/16/2000
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Nearly transparent straw yellow body with giant foamy white head. Great head retention and leaves behind plenty of lacing in the glass. Pretty clear for an unfiltered wheat beer.
S- Solid grainy smell of medium potency.
T- light taste of wheat and grain malt with hints of hops. Finish is rather dry leaving nothing on the palate.
P- very thin and somewhat watery. Medium carbonation.
O- Unoffensive summer thats pretty drinkable. Taste is light and mouthfeel is somewhat watery. This beer is very drinkable and somewhat enjoyable but doesnít have much to offer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-12-2007 04:26:38
brokensail (12920) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy light golden orange color with a fingerís worth of white foam which dissipates into a thin layer and leaves a bit of lacing.
S: The nose is somewhat fruity and sweet with some mild hop notes present as well.
T: The flavor has a moderate bitterness with a fruity and citrusy quality thatís refreshing. Overall, though, the flavor is not very intense.
M: The beer has a nice crisp carbonation but the body is a bit thin.
D: Definitely an easy drinking beer, and actually better than most American wheat ales, but still not one Iíd look for as a regular beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Wheat Beer
1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.80% ABV. Hefeweizen
1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.40% ABV. (2.25 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Unfiltered. Cloudy light bright golden orange color. Light wheat body with very light fruit flavors. Some hops in nose, detectable only because the brew is so light. Light dry finish. Sampled 2/24/1999.
2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Unfiltered clearish thin lemon juice yellow color. Medium lacy head. Mild wheat spice banana ester front. Crisp tasty light yeast citrus wheat body. Mild spice hop citrus end. NW Style Light. Sampled 11/18/2002.
2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.40% ABV--32 IBUís. (3.75 /5.0) Hefeweizen--Foamy mild lace thin head. Thin gold hazes bright lemon yellow. Mild citrus wheat spice hop front. Thin mild coriander ester sweet wheat body. Mild citrus clean refreshing hop spice end. Confused Brew. Sampled 7/9/2007.
2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.40% ABV.--27 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Dense foamy lacy white head. Mild sediment.Cloudy pretty bright lemon color. Mild banana citrus hop hint front. Thin crisp mild citrus fruit ester slightly bland wheat body. Refreshing clean mild citrus spice hop hint end. Weak. Sierra Nevadaís Worst. Sampled 7/23/2008. 6-Pack--$7.00.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear pale golden yellow witha frothy white head. Aroma of wheat and pear. Taste is murky wheat and apple. Thin bodied, medium high carbonation. Good move making the Kellerweis which is by far a superior beer.