TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned.Gold pour with a medium, foamy white head. Aroma is soft all around but has corn, grains, sweet malt and yeast notes. Taste is slightly buttered corn, grains, toasted malt, oak notes (is this even barrel aged?), yeast, sweet malt, faint toasted coconut (am I really picking this up?) and candy corn. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finish is more sweet malt, buttery corn notes, candy corn, wheat, soft grains, bread dough, yeast and toasted malt notes.
bytemesis (3977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small creamy head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is very weak, with faint notes of wheat and lemon. Flavor is wheat, some lemon and a bit of grass. Bland and watery.
rondphoto (2549) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy old gold, thin head, no lace. Light malt taste, slightly sour, no change through a very mild finish. Disappointingly empty. Not a keeper.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Green Leafe Newtown. Poured flat hazy gold with minimal head. Nose was over-fermented fruit, bitter hops. I thought something may have been off with the tap here. The flavor was rather dull, mildly wheaty and hoppy, with some off flavors late.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 mL Bottle-- I really, really wanted to like this beer, but no, it didn’t happen. Poured with a nice head and hazy, golden hues. The first thing that hit me was the aroma, one of over ripe almost rotten fruit. Fruit taste cover what little wheat I noticed. The fruit was super sweet apple and an odd buttery taste, as noted by other reviewers. Buttery and disapointing finish.
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this wheat beer. Great mouth feel , a little sweet, and i would have sworn it was cask aged. definite whiskey notes and buttery pleasant taste. Had it in williamsburg garden restaurant so not sure if bottle or tap.
obguthr (4314) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey and cornbread, slightly buttery, with white sage accents. Cloudy amber, medium head. Buttered corn pone flavor. White sage is present but less prominent on the palate. Thin mouthfeel. The butteriness could be an infection, but it isn’t unpleasant. In fact, it works well with the other flavors and aromas.
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taphouse. Quite a light-colored beer for an antique recipe -- clear and golden with a thin white head. The aroma is malty, but the initial taste here has a unique different edge ... it initially comes off with almost an orange essence. This drinks with a clean, smooth, malty character, unoffending, and unique enough to make it fun. Interesting. (#4529, 3/21/2012)
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, split three ways. Poured a slightly hazy light golden yellow color with a small one finger white head. Aroma was sweet fruits, sugar, lemon, caramel. Flavor was sweet malts, sugar notes, fruits (apples in particular), touch of lemons. Not really worth the ~$11 I spent, but I did enjoy it more than the others who have rated it.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden body with a fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus and butter. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes the same. Medium body, watery texture and moderate carbonation. Strong buttery taste that overpowers the other flavors — caramel, lemon, earthiness, sugar. Combine that with the moderate carbonation and it not only tastes like butter, it approaches the mouthfeel of it. Interesting to try considering the history of the recipe. Thanks, Mike.