Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I haven’t had that much Steel Toe, but by the looks of their average ratings, I need to try more. This beer was an o.k. effort, though flawed. There’s a strong character to it, especially in the flavor. The initial flavor seemed big, though a hint artificial, such was the orange, bubblegum, and banana. Yeasty, yes. Yet, despite a fizziness, the experience seemed watery, too. It rang a bit hollow. O.k., but not great, esp. in the mid-palate to finish. Bottle.
bookman10 (703) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very cloudy, light, pale yellow, with nothing in the way of head. Aroma is dominated by a pronounced sour banana smell. Flavor is likewise mainly banana and fruit esters. Full, solid mouthfeel. This is a very good take on a Weiss beer, maybe not as complex as some, but one I’d definitely try again.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is slightly bananaey with a really strong malt smell as well. Pretty easy drinking, light, but wish it had a little more body to it. Solid, well priced, but nothing stellar.
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Very cloudy hefe which is good in my book. Refreshing take with yeast flavors and dough. Summer beer.
commonmac (510) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy visual reminiscent of other standard hefeweizens. Initial citrus followed up by light, limited mouthfeel. Disappointing end similar to old lemonade. Overall, more style than substance as it looks better than it tastes.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (old I think) shared by my brother. Pours a hazy light orange, decent head. I get a lot of bready malts on the nose, less on the tongue. Its not bad, but its definitely not good. One of Steel Toe’s weaker offerings. I will try again since I think this bottle was "aged"
jcnielsen (2398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 Bottle shared at Brad Fest 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a cloudy yellow color with white head. Lemon, wheat, yeasty, citrus aromas and flavors. Re-rated on tap at Steel Toe: 7/6/13 - spicy, citrus, coriander, wheat flavors. Refreshing wheat.
adnielsen (9661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks a bunch Brad! Pours a cloudy light yellow appearance with a white head. Rich clove, bready yeasty, spicy, light banana aroma. Somewhat light, quite estery, clove, light banana, lemon, somewhat chewy flavor. Ok.
theisti (3380) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a fully hazed light orange with a small 1/4 inch white head. The aroma is a somewhat sharp grain wheat, along with clove and some dry grass. The taste is the wheat grain, much softer than the nose, blended nicely with the clove and grass. The palate is light bodied, un-filtered mouth feel, soft carbonation, bit of mineral with a somewhat watery finish. Simple, straight forward beer, enjoyable. I like hefe’s that don’t throw off too much banana and bubblegum; this one fit that bill.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to mattyb83. Pours a dirty, darker orange, fuller haze. Weak white head. No retention. Spotty lace. Nose is tangerine, sharp pear, vanilla, baked cinnamon apples. Taste is very bland, cereal, watery. Palate is doughy, small soap, thinner palate.