detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light hazy straw-gold Fluffy white head with decent lacing. Mild ‘Belgian’ yeast and breadiness in the aroma.
The flavor is a mild wheat, lemony but not spicy. Not quite a wit. Not quite a hefe. Somewhere in between. I can’t pinpoint what I like about this beer, when I analyze it, nothing stands out. It is mild and unassuming, but tasty.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear, pale golden color, full, chalk-white head, frim and lasting.
Aroma: soft hops, drizzled with lemon and flowers, delicate fruit and spice.
Taste: very clean, bordering on dry, with an pleasant, subtle flavor. The aim with this one was a witbier without so much of the orange and coriander. I think that was well accomplished.
Light bodied, with a sly, citric finish that fades gently. Goes down sooo smoothly!
this will please those who want an easy drinker, with just enough taste but not too much,... fruity brew afficianados, and wheat beer fanatics can rejoice while this one is on tap. A session brew, and a thirst quencher, as well.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow color with a medium, fizzy head. Weak aroma of wheat and spice. This has a healthy dose of wheat flavor, but there is an odd mix of raw grains feed-mill-style that throws it off. Oddly a bit fruity too.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudly Gold Coloring with Off White Head. Malt and Wheat Aroma. Citrusy Fruit Notes With a Solid Wheat Presence. Light Spices. Sweet and Dry Ending. Bit More Wheat Then I Personally Care for, But Definitly a Nice Drinkable Brew.
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can’t figure out what they were going for here. Strangely sweet. There is grapefruit citrus in he aroma and flavor. It is lacking in wheat. I tasted very little wheat at all, and I expected more from a brewery that makes a world class hefeweizen and good wit. Comparable to Rogue Half e weizen, but not as powerful in the aroma or flavor.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the brewpub - Moderately shaded cloud of gold, big fluffy off-white cap with lots of lacing in webby globs.
Aroma of snappy fresh wheat. Nice and fruity with a slight bready tang; super fresh with touches of orange peel zest pokes in at the late end of some sniffs.
Super nice taster. Take a hefty hefe and toss out the overwhelming sharp yeast tones, spice of clove or corriander, throw in to replace it, more wheat malt...and whammo...you get this amazingly yummy brew. Wheat. Wheat. Wheat! Wheat all over the place. Super fresh and snappy wheat flavors at the forefront. Nice controlled tang of fresh bread and light fruity lemon-like aspects. Nicely coated and fairly full bodied with a finely placed creamyness and a substantially incredible hold of wheat flavor and snap. Finish mingles with fruity zests of orange peels and chucks of lemon candy. Again, take the spice and yeasty sharpness of a hefe out and add more wheat. Gumballhead may have a close cousin here in MN I think.
I really enjoyed this beer, I didn’t want it to stop, it was amazingly thick and clean with just the right amount of citrus zip and fruity tang. I slowed down and appreciated its magnificence more then usual for a such a clean taster so it may be more drinkable then what I’m hinting to. But either way, this stuff was nice and I’ll be getting some more very soon. Hope it sticks around long enough.