Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden color with a big white head. Grapefruit aroma. Flavor of wheat and citrus. Finish is slightly bitter.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body with drippy, soap-like lacing. Strong grapefruit aroma with green apple sweetness. The flavor starts with the same elements as the aroma except for a dry, graininess at the finish. I assume the husky finish is due to the wheat. To be honest, I didn’t get much out of this beer besides the hop goodness. I think it would be best enjoyed quaffed cold on a hot day instead of served at 60F and analyzed.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fizzy small white head, excellent amber/gold body. There is wheat and Three Floyds Hops™ in the aroma, as well as in the taste. Aroma overall is a bit light. Taste is the same but I like it. There is some lemon in the taste also. Pretty good... I like the hops, but I suppose it is too much for a wheat beer.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy light amber with a thick white head. Hops, citrus, and fruit on the nose. Nice full mouthfeel. Light fruits, lemon and orange, hops, and light spice on the tongue. Dry bitter finish. An American wheat? Tasted like a Pale Ale. A really GOOD pale ale. Hats off to Three Floyd’s!!!!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color, medium rocky head, pancake batter lacing, and with virtually zero carbonation. Aroma is quite hoppy, slightly lemony, with a hint of pine needles. WTF, This is an American Wheat?!?! Up front I get a slightly lemony tartness, along with hops. That is quickly followed by a slightly biscuity/malty flavor, finishing with a floral flair. This seems more of a quasi Pale Ale/American Wheat. Decent body and mouthfeel, just didnt know what to make of this strange concoction. Points off for not being really true to the style. This really needs to be classed differently. Other than that, its still quite enjoyable. Thanks goes out to CaptainCougar for the trade!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomberPoured a hazy straw color with a dense head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is an even blend of hops, malt and yeast with something that reminds me of crackers. Body is a bit weak and carbonation is a bit low. Flavor is of wheat malt and a slight bitterness. Yeast doesn’t show up in the flavor as I would have liked and promise of lemon is faint at best. Overall a fair wheat Beer. Thanks to npdempse for the sample.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - fairly standard wheat appearance. Nice golden with a white head. Very unique flavor. The predominant flavor was that of LIME! I’ve seen no other rating saying so, but that is what I got. Thirst quenching and very refreshing. I really enjoyed this one!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2004 AT THE BREWERY: had this from the bottle (good) and then on tap (better) and finally at the brewery (best). Hard to believe this is a wheat. This is awesome and is a refreshing and satisfying drink.
ON TAP: Bought half a case and thought it was just okay. Then I had it on tap at Crane Alley. Much, much better. Slightly cloudy amber with weak white head. Wonderful bouquet of citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor had a pleasant citrus tang to it. Certainly better on tap than from the bottle.
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is certainly one of the best of its style. Bright, fruity nose. Thirst quenching with great malt depth and a zesty citrus finish.
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden, slightly hazy with some little yeast floaties. Massive light brown head. Big hop aroma is slightly sweet with a candyish, toffee quality. The dry wheat flavor takes a back seat to the slightly agressive hop character, giving a nice balance to the citric stickiness. Tingly, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Wheat comes out in all its glory in the finish. A unique take on the style, and one that I really enjoyed. IWA (Imperial Wheat Ale) anyone?