lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled May 2005
Pours a lightly hazy yellow gold with a 1/2 inch creamy eggshell white head. Some rings of lace. Sweet wheat malt, spicy, bubblegum and lemon aromas.
Taste is spicy and bitter. Lemony. That’s it. Bitter finish, crisp mouth. Only OK. Another relatively dull American wheat.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I don’t get it. I thought this was pretty good. Good yeasty aroma with banana, cloves and citrus, and it wasn’t too light, either. Very smooth mouthfeel and very drinkable. More banana, cloves and citrus in the flavor, along with a malty sweetness. I thought it was rather enjoyable, but I guess I’m in the minority on this one.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color that frothed up nicely. Strong wheat and hop aroma with fruity tones.Very carbonated wheat and citrus flavor. Light to drink but with a bitter coconut finish. IMO Smuttynose often gets too much fruit flavor in their beers.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JUL 17, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled, hazy golden w/ off white head. citrus nose. a somewhat bitter finish for hefe.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale gole color with a little bit of haze. Aroma is bananas and bread with a little clove. Flavors are yeasty with a bit of vanilla and malt. Very easy to drink.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit much cloves and spice on the nose. Very pale yellow, lightish body. Cloves overpower whatever hops and grain might be present. Crisp, dry finish, and the cloves don’t linger in the aftertaste, but I’d hoped for a bit more wheat body and orange/citrus flavor.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden. Light clovey aroma, some sticky wheat as well. Low to medium ester aroma. Flavor is much more estery than the aroma. Moderate bitterness. Low to medium body, rather dryish. Somehow less than the sum of its parts.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not a good beer it taste alilte bit skunky and taste like dust not my kind of beer at all i would not recommend it maybe she wastn in good shape this time
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:light hazy yellow,light head...
Flavor:mixe of lemon and malt.Light hops flavor....
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A suprising very pale yellow beer with a short white head and lace. Quite nice aromas of lemon grass, clove and fruit.
Taste was wheat and only slightly sweet, that ended with a smooth hop bitterness. It unfortunately contained a strong taste of cloves that just didn’t go well with this style.
One of the only dissapointments I’ve had from this otherwise great brewer.