Frank (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The commercial description claims this beer is made w/ a witbier yeast but I am really not getting any of that kind of character at all. This is a plain old wheat beer in the American style w/ some chamomile added and it is also very good. It pours a perfectly clear orange golden. Its head is short-lived but leaves a nice pattern of lace as it dissipates. The nose has mild floral notes (presumably the chamomile), some citrus and a bit of baked bread. The best thing about this beer is it is just wonderfully drinkable. It it is light and dry w/ vigorous but soft carbonation. There is plenty of flavor but nothing too assertive and the use of chamomile is subdued and seamless. There is a good balance of doughy malt along w/ lemon and floral notes. To be honest, I was not expecting that much from this beer but it hits the spot on a hot day in a way few beers can. This is a well brewed, clean beer w/ a slight twist that works w/o being gimmicky. It is perfectly drinkable and flavorful enough to keep my attention, a very good beer all around.
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a weizen glass. Obviously, the head lasted longer and was about three fingers deeper than what was in the pint glass.
The rest of the appearance had a nice looking hazy light golden yellow to orange color with glazed over pale look of the sorts. The lacing was somewhat clingy in parts but ends up sliding in both glasses.
The smell was kinda wheaty/grainy with a light fruitiness (light tangerine & orange) backed up by some sweet pale malts.
The taste was mainly the same as the nose. There was a decent crisp finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light all around on the body with a pretty good sessionability rolling about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled as there was a decent sharp kick that lead into a gentle malty goodness rolling smoothly over my tongue.
Overall, hey, nice one Smutty, I’d have it again if I could get it but it also probably wouldn’t be a go to all of the time either.
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice wheat. Golden with a medium body. Has some citrus tang and some white pepper.
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear as can be. Yellow color, sticky lacing. The wheat is powerful. Tons of it. Citrus, malt, slight hop, yeast, bubblegum. Good alcohol content and structure. Sticky and chewy palate. One of the few wheat ales I’ve really liked.
rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Dad for this. The hops were a little out of place, it was hefeweizeny enough that hops that would work in a american wheat ale seemed out of place, but none the less a refreshing summer beer. Serving: Bottle
scarletfire65 (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of wheat, grass, and peaches. Flavor follows suit, with a pleasant creamy palate. Crisp finish. A bit grainy.
epeter85 (49) - - MAY 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yellowish green pour. Very bitter and aftertaste of dish water. Hops thrown in to put the beer more off balance. Let's see if I can manage to get the rest of the beer down.
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Bebum (708) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Green/gold, clear, lacy.
Medium body, little carbonation for the style, thin texture, long palate.
Bitter, dry to the finish.
Typical soapy taste.
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BLADT (697) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Murky gold with thin head in glass. Aroma of day old lemon snaps, cloves and corn flakes. Malts come through as the offering warms. Taste is rather flat. Basic wheat through and through: think toast. Small amount of spice and bitterness. Not a lot of carbonation. Chamomile only shows on label.
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, clove, & some citrus; Flavor of wheat, citrus, slight bananas, and some hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent.