charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Darkness Day. Poured clear gold in color. Slight funky farm banana aroma. Quite sour bitter taste. Not my style.
asedzie (565) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Kramarczuk’s. Pours golden with small pillowy white head. Spicy aroma of herbal hops jumps right out against a backgound of honey-ish malt notes. Flavor is impeccably balanced - soft and crackerish malt against assertive noble hops and just a touch of bready yeast, with the hops sustained throughout and holding out long into the finish. Lingering spicy and mildly floral hops last through the finish to the next sip. Sips like an outrageously good and lip-smacking central european lager, not at all like a west coast common ale - so glad I got to sample this.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful looking beer, flavor is ncie, I think the yeast isn’t too overbearing, it is very crisp and drinkable.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ABR 2013. Good to have this in the fall when German styles just all seem better and fitting.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Republic-uptown. Bright gold color with some haze. I expected more of a wheat character but that was not here. Flavor is crisp and bitter, with a light hop bite, and it all fades very quickly making this very light on the palate.
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Clear golden pour with some head. My Surly fan boy membership may be revoked, but this was not working for me. I will need to try it again in better drinking conditions and re-rate.
Bacterial (837) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome last week. Light golden in color with a soft white head. Hoppy nice malt and a subtle bitterness. Very drinkable. Would love seeing this in cans - it can seriously hang with Cynic and Hell.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fruity banana nose. More banana on palate, along with some spice. Good amount of sweetness to balance bitter hops. Tasty stuff
commonshawn (157) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Hazy orange. Sweet yeast aroma. Unusual initial malty taste with the undertones of citrus. Then has a surly hoppiness. Nice warm mouthfeel with slight bite at the end. A very unique twist on a hefeweisen.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Butcher & the Boar. Aroma is more Czechy than German weissy. Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Tons of rising bubbles. Czechy flavor. Smells like Pilsner Urquell but not as crisp and light. Not bad.