Thirsty Planet Yellow Armadillo Wheat
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Although few of us will ever achieve the official jersey, there is an athlete in all of us that thirsts to get out. Yellow Jersey Wheat is an American wheat style ale. We use 50% malted barley and 50% malted red hard winter wheat. It’s a light-bodied beer that is perfect for the hot Texas summers. It has a light hazy straw color with a light citrus character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap. Pours a clear yellow green color with a small soapy head. Not very complex at all. Grains, lemons, powdered sugar. A quaffer for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Tap at Dancing Bear. Pours a cloudy light yellow color with a fat white foamy head. Aroma is wheat grain, sweet lemon and fruit, light soil notes. Fairly creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is light wheat, grain, fruit citrus and some dry earthy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (10020) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small frothy off white head. The aroma is a faint wheat grass and banana. Thin mouthfeel and a bit watery. Flavor of wheat and light honey. A decent wheat from Thirsty Planet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, banana, and light florals. Flavor of citrus, nuts, wheat, earth, and florals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Hey we go, made for the texas heat .. . Poured out a hazy yellow, great head that died down quite a bit- some lacing left over .. . light banana skin, mushy wheat, and barley straight from the farm .. . it was to refreshing for me write anything else, its all gone .. . float like a butterfinger, stank like a bee. ..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours yellow into the glass with a small dissipating white head. Aroma is grainy. Flavor is wheaty and pretty one-dimensional. I would never describe this as a ’bad beer,’ but it is not necessarily something memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Floral aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a slightly creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On-tap at Opal Divine’s Marina during Texas Craft Beer Week. Yellow Armadillo pours as advertised, showing a bright, brassy color with a slight goldenrod haze. Good carbonation, but the eggshell white head doesn’t last too long or leave much in the way of lacing. Aroma is faint...minimal even. Touches of grassy hops, wheat, and a hint of tropical fruit sweetness. The taste borders on blandness, but packs just enough juice to keep the palate marginally entertained. Again, light wheat flavors are backed by some tropical fruitiness. Hops are an afterthought on the finish with some grain and mineral notes. Mouthfeel is appropriate, with a crisp carbonation level and smooth, medium-light body that goes down very easily. I could put away an entire pitcher of Yellow Armadillo Wheat by myself without batting an eye, but unfortunately I’d get bored after the first pint. Thirsty Planet’s other two offerings (Buckethead IPA and Thirsty Goat Amber) are far superior.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Enjoyed at GABF. Nice straw colored appearance with a delightful nose. Nice bold wheat flavor on the front end of this brew with a crisp smooth finish. Skip the lemons and oranges, this stands alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
achtungpv (255) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Typical wheat. Cloudy, rich golden color. Easy drinking with the added lemon. Not particularly memorable but it is very competent.

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