Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewtopia í04. Between this and Southern Tier Hops Sun, two of the best wheat beers Iíve had. Hops, hell yeah. Wheat, yeah some of that too. Balance? Oh yeah. Medium bodied, sweet, bitter, hoppy, delicious and did I mention hoppy? I love 3F.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewtopia. Clear golden in color. Crisp. Hoppy. Fresh hops. Light flavor. Very good.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Yum. This is officially my brew for the summer of 2004 and most likely many more to come! Definitly not as íwheat beeryí as i expected, like its been noted, more like a pale ale, but good none the less. Am heading back to my local to load up a case.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 draught at brewtopia - I detect no characteristics of a wheat beer in this - kind of tastes like a pale ale - in fact, this tastes suspiciously like Alpha King - Iím beginning to think that the common criticism that all FFF beers taste the same holds a little bit of truth - HAD AGAIN FROM A BOMBER AND WAS MUCH MORE IMPRESSED - DIDN"T TAKE ANY NOTES THIS TIME, BUT I REMEMBER IT BEING QUITE CRISP AND REFRESHING.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tall weizen-style Oberon glass, with great anticipation.
Colorís a hazy, ripe peach, head is thick, creamy cushion of meringue.
Aroma, plainly put, gorgeous! Sweet and lovely hoppiness, tingling and enticing the nose and welcoming the tongue to embrace...beautiful! I got my beak awfully wet drinking it in, and didnít want the sniffing to stop! Amarillos, they say, eh? Love my Amarillos!
Lush wheat texture greet the lips and washes over the palate, comforting and terrifically tasty. Hops continue to dance on the palate, and fruity flavors dominate. Taste gets a touch sticky and very palpable in the mouth, bringing an end to my questions about the curious appelation, sweet and gummy indeed!
(Still wonder about the crude cartoon of the smoking cat on the label, but itís never normal at the House of Floyds, is it?)
Medium bodied, persistent citric finish, inestimable drinkability...hook me up to a keg and letís see, eh?
Great beer here, but then, Iíve never been disappointed by the Floyds boys.
I do believe this would be my summer brew of choice, were that an option open to me...maybe it is? Who will send a case or six my way?
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewtopia. The litttle cousin of Alpha King and Dreadnaught. Clear golden White head. Awesome fresh hop aroma. Cean crisp and light flavor, with gentle bitterness and hop flavor. Very refreshing.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer relinquishes all ties with the 22 ounce brown bottle and takes up residence in my special wheat beer glass a limpid amber color, the head is modest in size, creamy in texture and a very light tan color, as it dematerializes the lace formed is a thin veil to hide the glass. Nose is spicy, citrus crisp with a nice underlying floral tone, very fresh and clean to the senses, the start is a light to the taste buds feel of the wheat and malted grain, spun sugar sweet, the top is fair to middling in its feel. Finish is ineffable in its acidity with the hops agreeable in their spicy presence, the aftertaste desert dry and long lasting, another fine beer from a fine brewery.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Why has no one thought of this before? An easy-drinking light beer totally over-loaded with hop flavor and aroma. I have a tough time thinking of what would make a better summer beer. I have always liked super-charged IPA and Pils in the heat, but the bitterness dries me out too much. This beer is just hop flavor aroma without that big drying quality (though there is plenty of bitterness). And the malt is light , which makes it even better in hot weather. Superb.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this on tap at the brewery. Itís hard to compare this to other wheatís as its really in a category all its own. The smell is dominated by grapefruit, the mouthfeel is light. The taste again is extremely smooth with a wonderful grapefruitaftertaste. Probably the best beer I have ever tasted.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber gold color with a nice creamy off-white head. Smells like a hefe plus an IPA. Citrusy, hoppy and cloves. Flavor is wheat, lemon, and some spice. Finish is fast and crisp. This is a strange beer but overall pretty good.