robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale Apricot Color with White Head. Wheaty, Lightly Citrusy Aroma. Nice Light Hop Flavor...Saaz/English Hops? Odd Pils Taste with Musty Wheat Dry Aftertaste.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smeared orangey gold with green tints in certain light. This growler pour produced barely a skim of a head. Kind of a bubbly, miniscule collaring is all. Tiny spots of lacing make their mark here and there as it goes about its sinking. The strange green color appears in changing light as it takes on a chameleon effect with its surroundings.
Aroma is funky at best with strangely effective wheat grain, green grasses, fresh cut hay, and musty basement. Slender and over ripen grapefruit notes makes for some souring undertones of old citrus.
Taste is unique and weirdly bittered in flavor and bite. Strangely soured in grapefruit, wheaty tang, and cooked cabbage. This is a weird one. From the pints I had 2 different times at the pub, this did seem to quantify my unwillingness to really like it. Something about it seems off. Not sure if its a balance thing, a flavor thing, or what, but its weird. I want to like it, but each sip continues to baffle me as to what the hell is going on. The wheat is there, but in a very odd format of moldy cereal grain and bread. Tanged in a semi paled and cooked vegetable soup. Lengthy pithy-like bitterness and slightly chalky, high pine dryness ensues onward past the wheat base.
The feel seems decent enough. Bold, popping, and wheaty slick with a fairly interesting hoppy dryness and bittered tangyness all displayed within a medium body. The hops are surely mixing with the wheat malt in a strange fashion that just isn’t sitting well with me on this one. A twist on an IPA recipe, no doubt, it will either float your boat or sink it. Weirdly good, yet weirdly not so good.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Funky but fresh hops aroma with some barnyard in there. Light golden colour with a big rocky white head. I’m not really liking the taste of this one. It’s got that tart wheat taste as described, but the bitter hops just don’t mesh well in my mouth.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was quite a switch, going from Blueberry Hill to this one! (on double release night!)
Very hazed, golden amber hue, under a bone white head...looking lovely.
Aroma: spanking hops, citric, spicy, but not too loud, just enough. Lightly sour, and a little sweet, just a whisper bitter. Eggs on the tongue to taste...
And so...hops blast the palate, and taste is delicious. Drips delightfully onto the tongue, and more is desired...yum, yum...Medium bodied, with a great wheaten character, excellent drinkability, delectable texture...just tasty, and hoppy enough to keep this hophead satisfied...yum, yum, yum.
I noted with another ale aficianado at the bar that we both had never tasted a beer quite like this, that is so much a wheat beer, and yet so hoppy. Who else has done anything like this, before? I haven’t a clue, but who cares, I’ll just enjoy this one while it lasts...