dogbomb (753) - ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale gold, with a small white top. Nose is caramel, vanilla and confectionery bananas. In the mouth, there’s a spicy clove taste with grassy coriander and a lot of that banana is lost somewhat. Wheaty overtones, biscuity undertones. Finish is coriander bitterness. Not really my cup of tea, but I can appreciate it.
Firefly54 (212) - - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow colour. Far too clear to be a real wheat beer. Aroma is prodomintly banana, a little clove spice, touch of caramel and vanilla. Taste has some biscuity malt and the banana and clove notes. Pretty good.
worldbeertaste (1365) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange gold with a thin white fizzy head. Smells of malt, hop and corriander and light grass. Medium crispy thin body with some fizzy carbonatiin. Tastes of sweet malt with some vanilla, and a strong corriander hop bitter finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.
sulawang (498) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours almost clear brown orange, thin head, micro CO2. A very inviting bright nose of coriander, cloves, honey, and chamomile. Tastes of cloying malts up front orange, coriander, creamy vanilla (mild), clover honey, and chamomile. I don’t really like the watery-thin body up front but the flavour kicks in the mids and ends mildly dry bitter. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, okay carry, quite good drinkability.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with enthusiasm; well conditioned and highly effervescent. Hazy, dull, medium gold with a dense, towering white head that holds and leaves a messy lace. The label description lends itself to the aroma; soft coriander, vanilla bean, lemon peel, vine clippings, wheat malt and subtle yeasty phenols. Bigger than expected body; creamy but firm in mouthfeel initially. Quite tangy with a good base of palest wheat amongst some lemony citrus, coriander and ill-received vanilla. Falls a little flat as it warms up and the finish becomes frothy and wishy washy in feel yet there is a good linger of tart citrus and sour malt, light phenols and coriander. Light plastic note shows in the aftertaste too, but not too alarming. Drabby and dull as it warmed so one for the well chilled department. ’OK’ drinking but still a strange choice for a West country brewer. (50cL, BB 01/06/12, Margaret River Resort Bottleshop)
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Mostly clove aroma, some vanilla, touch of orange. Soft smooth palate, but pleasant carbonation stops it being sticky. Nice wheaty body, a little sweet, and again fairly obvious cloves, though they subside after you’ve had half a glass!. Finish is nicely tingly with hops, and probably clove. It’s quite nice - an experiment that was worth doing.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright golden colour and has an aroma of vanilla and clove and the taste has vanilla and clove with a hint of spice its nice but I cant drink more than 1 pint of it.
presario (4435) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy more than cloudy. Thin head and lacing. Strong chalky yeast and banana nose. Thin. Rough flavour. Jumps but cannot clear the bar. Watery lemon-banana.
reebtogi (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color with small white head and little lacing. Aroma is wheat and cereal. Taste is lightly sweet initially with some mild hops and spices in the finish. Medium body and light carbonation provide acceptable mouthfeel. An average wheat beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-golden. Vaguely wheaty, with hints of vanilla and light spiciness. Generally spicy character, but finishes with citrus and a light vanilla-accented sweetness. Not bad for an English wheat beer.