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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Some breweries use honey in their wheat beer to allow them to use less malt and therefore create a much lighter beer. We think thatís a waste of good ingredients. We start with a standard American Style Wheat Beer (wheat malt flavor, low bitterness) and then add 1.2 gallons of honey per barrel to the kettle at the end of the boil. The result is a full malty flavor accompanied by cinnamon notes from the honey and the complex flavors that come from fermenting that much honey. This is far and away our best selling beer.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9057) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Can poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of honey, wheat and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, honey and a hint of citrus with a crisp finish.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ajnepple (1685) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pale, faint yellow appearance with a diminishing white head. Bland aroma of corn, light bready malts and a touch of bitter hops. Similar flavor with a light thin body and crisp carbonation. Tastes like domestic sludge.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
partywithanM (99) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Itís canned beer. Itís good but itís not great. I could see it being much better on a hot day of river adventures.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
This is a pretty mediocre wheat ale. Itís not as assertive in flavor as their dark wheat and its slightly sweeter. Tried at a Thunderhead tasting in Dec, 2013.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuskirk (304) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Kudos to Thunderhead for not sacrificing the alcohol content in this brew. On the other hand, if Iím drinking a wheat ale with a higher ABV, I want a lot more flavor. Sadly, this brew doesnít offer that. Neither the character of the wheat malt nor the honey tastes are very bold. Still an okay wheat beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can. A- Wheat, grains, honey. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Wheat, grains, subtle spices, subtle honey. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish,. O- A good wheat beer, but the honey tones could be more prevalent.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bytemesis (2600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow, small white head, dissipates quickly, good lacing. Aroma is wheat, urine. Flavor is wheat, lemon, a bit fruity. Light body. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours slightly turbid gold, with aroma of wheat, yeast, hops, and malt. Finishes with some citrus, wheat, and yeast. Somewhat watery and not real complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (752) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2013
From a can into a Chimay glass. Pours a light yellow with crisp bubbles on side and in the head. Aroma of citrus, straw hops, sweet tarts. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of wheat beer, honey, slight citrus, nutmeg, straw hops, honey. Overall light and refreshing with some nice honey flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2013
12oz can. Looks golden. Aroma of pale malts, light honey, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1436) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Too sweet without really tasting like honey. Nice wheatiness is buried in there somewhere along with a touch of lemon.


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