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RATINGS: 1563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An American Wheat Beer brewed with red wheat and boat loads of amarillo hops gives this summer brew a lemony finish. The slight haze in the bottle is from the bottle-conditioning, where yeast is added to the bottle for a secondary fermentation. Gumballhead is a Skingraft Comics hero. Check out Skingraft Comics and Records at www.skingraftrecords.com. Cheers!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2005
Pours a hazy light amber color. Aroma of citrusy and spicy hops. Flavor of citrusy and spicy hops with wheat. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Itís good but it feels a lot like a Weizen - IPA hybrid, if I feel like having a weizen Iíll prefer to have a true weizen and the same thing goes for IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Hazy golden body is topped by a light white head displaying slight lace. Strong Amarillo hops nose. A gentle biscuity feel coats the nostrils. The wheat is obvious and provides a refreshing character, but thereís not much else to me. Iím not sure how well the hops mix with the rest, it is very citrusy, mandarine/lemon profile and tart, definitely not my favourite balance, but thatís probably just my preference for less abrasive citrusy hops. It doesnít feel too fresh as it is. At the same time, the palate is globally thin, though it has a slight creamy tinge. Moderately high thin-bubbled carbonation cleans the tongue nicely though. Nevertheless, Iíd get bored of having this as my main summer quencher. Give me a burgerbrau helles anywhen over 3 of these.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Stilll and clear with a orange-yellow hue and a standing white pillowtop. Hoppiness in the aroma made me double-check the label that said "wheat beer", but alas there they are! What an interesting mix here ... fruity hopiness, yet with mellow underpinnings and no bitterness. This is superb.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csjones1 (7) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2005 does not count
I was floored this morning when I discovered this is a wheat beer. Incredible smack of hoppy, floral goodness hit me right right away and I thought for sure it was some version of an IPA. Lots of fruity goodness packed with a nice punch. I loved it. Still cannot believe itís a wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2005
22 oz bomber compliments of Hopscotch. Hazy yellow with a plesant lemony scent. Nice lacy white head. Very refreshing. The perfect beer for a nice hot summer day. Kind of resembles a tall glass of ice team with lemon. I was never a big fan of wheat beers but what the hell, this isnt your run of the mill wheat beer. This is one I will definately enjoy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Golden color with a tall off-white head. Big hoppy-pine and slightly fruity aroma. Initially the flavor is a lot like the aroma with hoppy pine and then I notice some lemon before the finish turns a little grassy. I like it. Watery palate with high carb. and a metallic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Nose is dank pot with lemony, orange, and tangerine notes. A bright light amber color with a frothy bright white head. Mouthfeel is lite bitterness with a grassy feel to it. Tastes of citrusy hops. Very full for a wheat beer. nice complexity with some astringency, bitterness, and fruity tastes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
on tap. knocked down a couple of pints over dinner. a delicious thirst quenching wheat beer! pour was a hazy golden yellow with a thin head that faded to lace around the edge of the glass. aroma was of floral & citrus hops. even though the aroma hit you in the chops, the malt flavor balanced out this beer to perfection. even my son, who likes wheat beer but not hops thought this was a great beer. unlike so many wheat beers that are thin and watery, this offered a medium to almost full palate. wonderful brew, I could drink this one all day!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 22oz - The aroma is sweet and floral hop I did not expect from a wheat. Transparent yellow color with not much head and lacing. A citrus hop bite that goes down smooth and has a good slick palate. I wish FFF didnít charge so much for it or it would be a good session brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Beautiful hazy orange in color with a minimal, bubbly white head. Aroma is very crisp; hoppy, pine, grass and honey. Taste is very good and refreshing, initially seeming like a Belgian Wit crossed with an American IPA. Pineapples and oranges really come out. Some hints at vanilla and amarillo, transitioning taste to resemble something similar to the sweetness of strawberry Pop Tart frosting. Body is a little thin, but perfect for a summer quaff. Highly hopped and carbonated, but the malts play a good supporting role. Finish is bitter sweet. Summer beer? - hell yes it is. Matches the season perfectly. Thanks for the extra bottle, MrFacto!


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