ChainGangGuy (4395) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a near clear, pale gold-hued body with a small-sized, white that soon peters out.
Smell: Largely smelling of tart lemon, though by no means is this a particularly pungent aroma. Also some wheat notes and a rather tenuous tone of spice.
Taste: Modest taste of malted wheat with some simple sugary flourishes. Full pinch of freshly-grated lemon zest yields some citrus character and a little bit of tartness. No more than a very, very subtle touch of hop bitterness. Equally subtle hint of spiciness. A crisp finish rife with lemon.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation along the lines of a soda.
Drinkability: Light, refreshing, drinkable -- very on-track for the humble wheat ale style. If those aren’t things you’re interested in in terms of a beer, then you’d best just steer well clear of this one. As for me, it’s a pleasant, summertime brew.
jrob21 (2629) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little on the lighter side of wheats here with a toned down grain profile. A touch of banana hiding in there with the requisite lemon citrus flavors. Pale yellow color with a big ol white head. Toasty grain aroma. Decent but nothing to send home mama.
Gachupines (930) - USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a light white head. Aroma is very minor, maybe a little wheat. Flavor is mild, some light citrus. Overall, not too much to it, but a pleasant summer beer.
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very light pale with minimal head. It has a nice malty attack which mellows to a wheat/meal finish.
aracauna (3137) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a really good thing that Sweetwater makes better beer than names. They name their beers like tipsy frat boys, but they make beer like true pros. This is an American wheat. There’s not a lot of hop character, nothing all that out of the ordinary, but there is a very forward wheat maltiness and a very slight tartness that makes this incredibly refreshing. Good beer, although I’d probably buy the Hummer instead.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle.Pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy white head that fades quick.Nose is lemony and yeasty.Taste is clean and light with lemon and banana flavors with ever so slight hops on the back end.This beer is no award winner....unless the category is Pool Beer.I for one will be purchasing many 6 packs this summer I can already tell.....
SSSteve (3805) - - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. hazy pale gold with a medium sized, foamy, white head. aroma is nice with lemony zest and notes of soft, sweet vanilla candy. a sweet graham cracker pie crust malt and some tangy, tart citrus notes. the palate is light and juicy with medium-high sharp carbonation. standard, but highly quaffable. i miss the spices of hummer though.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Mac’s on West Peachtree. Head was fluffy, but now it is not. Yellow haze body. Looks decent, but nothing spectacular here. Did they just slap a new name on an old beer i.e., Sch’Wheat = Hummer? If so, Sweetwater is lame. I can’t really remember Hummer after 3 years, but oh well. Light citrus aroma. Someone else noted cream; I couldn’t agree more with you on that note, excellent observation. Old orange juice aroma and cream. This is a fairly pungent brew. The flavor is decent, but nothing spectacular. That old orange juice and cream flavor are there again. Nothing popping here. This one doesn’t seem fresh, although it should be. Texture is almost, in my mind, watered down. For some reason I remember liking hummer better than this, but I am giving this a higher score.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #7 for this brew. Awesome. 2nd variety from my tackle box. [A] Smell seems kind of like the base for Blue. Just a pale, wheaty aroma. Touch of citrus zest. Some cereal sweetness. [A] Slightly hazed gold. [F] Wheat. More citrus here than the smell would indicate. More sweetness. [P] Nice mouth on this one. Probably the best aspect of the beer. Light. Well carbonated. Very drinkable. Would probably be enjoyed best, ice cold. [O] Surprisingly, I liked Blue more than this. Decent beer. Worth a try, but not a repeat.
drowland (6129) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy FSUScott. Pours a cloudy yellow... super yellow. The aroma is cream and soft wheat. The flavor is soft wheat, cream, paper, and citrus... with a touch of hop bitterness. A somewhat odd combination, honestly.