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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
WheelSucker Wheat, a collaboratively brewed 7.2% mountainous hefeweizen from Avery and Ska.

Adam Avery and his brewers came down to Durango and brewed it up with the folks at Ska. A few weeks later Dave Thibodeau and Arlo from Ska went up to Boulder and then they all rode their bikes 426 miles from Avery to Ska, over a ridiculous number of mountain passes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bomber bottle from Littleton, CO. Aroma- Super strong phenols, very spicy smelling. Sour fruity esters also. Appearance- cloudy straw color, nice, rocky, white head. flavor- Sour cherries, lots of wheat, very phenolic. I think I taste brett, but I donít know if thatís true. Palate- Very full mouthfeel, huge body, tart aftertaste. Overall- I wasnít super excited about drinking this beer, but Iím very impressed. I think Brett has been added to increase complexity, because it has a strong sour fruit flavor. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at brewery. Cloudy dark yellow with a creamy white head. Strong malty vanilla banana bread and clove aroma and taste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Cloudy yellow with a huge head. Aroma is full of wheat, banana, gum, yeast and fruit. Flavor is creamy and yeasty. Lots of banana and wheat with light spice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1959) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2009
From a 22oz. bottle poured into a Weizen glass at 43į. Color is a very hazy yellow with very active carbonation that creates a big tall white head. Aroma is spicy with cinnamon and coriander then yeast and banana come in with a sour scent in the back. It has a light/medium body with a smooth mouth feel that goes down with a slightly fizzy feel. Finish is moderately sweet with yeast letting a touch of banana out and spicy with pepper, coriander and a touch of cinnamon. After taste is complex with a mellow dry bitterness as the spicy flavor linger on with a sweet feel. Overall its a big, bold and very tasty Hefe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Lemon rind aroma, cottony softness. Hazy light gold, small white head. Juicy up front, tangerine. Little herbal throughout, refreshing clover honey layer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bomber poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, banana and light clove. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, yeast, banana and clove with a crisp spiced yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7346) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is cloudy medium yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, pepper, bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly good stuff, assuming itís not a German yeast strain. Seems to walk on the border between American wheat and German...not much banana or clove, really, but the bubble gummy and peppery notes lean in that direction a teeny bit. Much more aromatic than your typical American wheat. Itís also nicely balanced and rich for the style (maybe a little too sweet, but then again it is a rather strong rendition). Although, if they were going after the German style, it would certainly fall short...maybe a 3.0 in that case? Regardless, itís a very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2009
bottle. light yellow orange with a thick white head. dark in the center, light at the edge. sulphurific strawberry banana nose that is spiced and inviting. holy christwagons this is pepper and misc. spice. light pear, milkshake texture. clove is dominant. effervescent dryness, green banana light fruit, dirty yeast and earth finish. this is tasty, but the clove is intense , a bit too much, but i still want more. goes well with a nice chicken andouille sausage.looking forward to having this with a couple bowls of stew. 5 7 7 3 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Hazy golden. Large stark-white rocky froth shows great retention. Pleasant nose of honeydew melon, dried pineapple, lemon, bubblegum, floral hops and mint. Distant black pepper, clove and plasticlike phenolics. Soft and expansive effervescence. Alcohol immediately provides warmth but soon gives way to sweet baked apple notes, chamomile, and a bright fusion of floral hops and bubblegum. While the banana esters are plenty fresh, soft and vibrant, a dab of unripe banana does creep in to impart uplifting tang and refreshment to the palate. Sulfur and clove augment the dryness and snap while fresh peach and dried pineapple notions impart more lusciousness to the wonderfully full and moist body. Notes of banana bread come to mind as the lightly toasty Pils malt marries with the fruity esters. Fairly slickly bodied despite the clean attenuation. Starchy wheat latches onto the pillowy bubblegum and fresh-cut pear sweetness before closing with a cohesive blend of floral hops, bubblegum, and clove. A successful collaboration and something Iíd happily repurchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bomber from Colorado Liquor Mart. Pours hazy pale golden yellow with small white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, clove, wheat, and citrus. Flavor is clove, banana, yeast, wheat, lemon citrus, a bit of bubblegum, and some bready malt. Really tight carbonation and good mouthfeel. Pretty good for an american hefe.

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