jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
I hate to rag on a brewery from my home state but I think Thunderhead missed the mark on this one. The body felt far too thin (even by wheat ale standards) and the head was basically nonexistent. I will say that the color was nice, though. Aroma wasn’t the worst but I think it reveals some of the issues I had with the taste. The notes of spice were heavy while the fruit notes were just strange. Call me a minimalist, but I just didn’t think this wheat ale needed so many competing flavors - especially when those flavors were somewhat unrefined.
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pale golden, light hazy appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of spices, herbs, hops, coriander and orange peel. Similar flavor, adding wheat malts, fruity zest and light bitterness. Average body. My favorite of the 10 I tried.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Herbs, spices, oranges, citrus.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, minimal head.
A- Herbs, coriander, oranges, slightly bitter, grassy.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish.
O- A good beer. Reminds me a lot of a witbier such as Hoegaarden. Lots of coriander and nice orange tones. Very refreshing.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a flight at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with a bit of a head that doesn’t stick around very long. Lots and lots of orange peel on the nose. Flavor is incredibly sweet, with no hint of the abv however. A little sticky, a little cloying. The 4 oz sample was enough for me.
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Thunderhead. Pours a slightly hazy orange appearance with a white head. Herbal, potpourri, spicy, floral orange aroma. Kind of a weird spicy, big floral, grassy, light cleanser, a little bitter flavor. Sort of weird beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the 2009 Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Pours a hazy dark gold with a white head. Has a bubblegum and juicy fruit aroma. This beer is sweet and fruity with notes of pears and apples. It has a mild tart finish.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Fruity aroma. White head. Golden coloured hazy in appearance and fruity with a little spiced orange flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.