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Spilker Cortland Wheat

Spilker Cortland Wheat
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   ABV: -
Cortland Wheat is brewed using Wheat malt, coriander, and orange peel to produce a complex, yet refreshing beer with some spicy tones and a zingy citrus taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2004
On Draught at Buzzard Billyís in Lincoln. Poured muddy orange with no head left by the time it got from the bar to my table. Aroma smelled sour with no other real distinct aromas. Taste was tart, and that was about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
32oz bottle, with a label adorned with a portrait of a comely lass, one eye covered, a la Veronica Lake, by her golden, wheaten tresses. How does she comb that mane? Only her hairdresser knows. Iíve poured this into an Aventinus glass to acheive maximum head, but the effort didnít pan out. It works for a moment, but soon the foam dims down, and the color is the typical hazy gold of a hefe weizen, lighter at the foot of the glass. Aroma gets things off to a better standing, with a nice blast of citrus, like a lemon bonbon bouquet, with a extra touch of orange and spice. On the tongue, bold, spicy, fruity, but very mellow thereafter. Body is light and breezy as a summer day, texture is good and grainy. Citrus flavor keeps ringing through and through. Eschew the lemon, if you please. After some time, and this is a loooong drink!, the body feels a bit thin, but not moreso than other average American wheats Iíve tried. It drinks down nice and smooth, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 (Draught) Pours a lightly cloudy orangish-brown with a thin head. Aroam of malt, sugar, and banana. Flavors of wheat and banana, somewhat candyish. Drinkable, however, not one of my favorites for this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6177) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Candy-orange colored beer with a head that died quickly so that it looked like orange soda. Gives off a sweet malty aroma, and the flavor is similarly sweet, corny and sugary. Kind of like a Belgian ale without the alcoholy syrup character, very different than any other wheat beer Iíve ever had. For the sake of small brewers in places like Nebraska, hoped this would be better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2004
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. This was the pint nite beer tonight. A darker gold color that borders on amber. Very poor head retention. Aroma is subtle at best. Iím not sure that I get any spices out of this at all. Taste is light- very light. A small tart aftertaste, but not from hops, as this could benefit from some type of dominant flavor sensation. I must say that Iím mystified by the claim that this beer is a Belgian anything, much less a Wit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Crystal clear coppery color(hence the "2" in appearence...some haze isn't bad in this style), very fizzy head that fades quickly to nothing. Subdued spices, very subdued. Thin body, little/no aftertaste. This is a beer for macro-swillers looking to be adventerous. Just a bit of citrus in the finish, along with a bit of malt. Very light...I call it bland. Not a beer for me...got through about 14oz of the 32oz bottle!

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