TheAlum (6297) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Thanks as always, Clifford. Pours a much darker carmelized amber brownish hue, well hazed and a bit murky almosst. Frothy offwhite head atop supports a fuller filmy layer, nice stick around and solid lacing throughout. Aromas present a touch of lemon, sweeter bread dough and flaked wheat. Flashes of banana, fruit ester, carmelized malts and some sweetness. Earth, bready malts and a bit of earthy bitterness. Toast, biscuit, carmelized malts layer on top of this fruit, no real spice or clove with just a subtle yeasty life behind. Initial is lighter in body than anticipated, a firmer lemony rind and bitter bite creeps in initially, a touch soapy, earthy with a mellow toasty bready malt presence. Gentle sweetness, subtle fruit, a bit more of that biscuity malt toast and depth that puts a slightly darker spin on this Wheat. A bit toasty, gentle bready malts and a cleaner backend and finish give firmer toasty bread, flaked wheat and subtle doughy sweetness. Earthy hop bitterness, a touch green and lemony at times, that carmelized toasty feel keeps moving. Never gets estery, sweet or a bit rambunctious, this one certainly differs a bit from what I expected. A bit lemony, bitter and a decent hop trail out does work here, soap and florals, lemony jabs. Overall, this one is different. A bit murky and dark, the beer drinks welll enough, never gets sweet and offers a unique toasty/carmelized appeal with a hop element that comes on well enough into the backend and finish. Different but a solid drinker overall.
Homer321 (2768) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle via Johns Grocery. Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar glass. Nose is very grainy with a hint of sweetness and some light grassiness. LIght melon notes. Taste is initially citrus and then a faint banana. Quickly changes to mostly a clove and phenolic dominated mid palate, then dries out with a grassy astringency that wrinkles my cheeks. Some light ash and smokiness as it warms. What happened here?!?!
Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark orange body with a thin white collar. Wheat and citrus zest aroma. Ripe oranges. Fruity and light to medium bodied. Light bitterness. This was ok.
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Matt, thanks! Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus bubblegum. Taste is bitter straw and citrus. OK.
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, didnt see a date, but not sporting the new logo caps. Straight up American wheat ale. Touch of orange peel, but the wheat dominates. Low bitterness.
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours hazy orange tight off white film. Aroma malt light citrus bready notes. Taste is bitter wheat biscuit citrus notes. Palate medium fizzy carbonation.
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Semi-hazy orange pour with a smaller head. Mild banana and wheat. Some metallic character. Okay.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from John’s Grocery. Pours a super hazy dull orange-gold with a small off-white head. Really muddy, kind of like a lot of their beers. Certainly has a lot of wheat, including some toasted wheat, with wildflowers, clove, light citrus fruits, soap, and mild spice. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wheaty, muddled, lightly bitter mouthfeel. Tastes as muddled as it looks, but it’s not bad.
Christpuncher (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average wheat beer at best. Fruity and yeasty with a sweet finish. Smells like fruit and yeast. Pours cloudy copper in color. Slightly hoppy. Had out of a bomber
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maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of banana, bubblegum and wheat. Tastes of wheat, sweet tarts and banana. Sweet aftertaste.