jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 pours a shimmering yellow with a completely opaque body. aroma is bread, cloves, with some pepper and a hint of banana. clove really stands out on this one on the pack of the tongue, along with some white pepper. really drinkable, somewhat medium bodied. one of my favority weisse beers.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
01.12.06 12oz bottle from sampler 12-pk. Pale yellow color, completely clouded with a creamy haze below a medium sized, fading, even head of tight white froth. Esthery aroma mixed with some rotting fruits and muted hay. Also something a bit unusual in the aroma - vegetal, earthy, mouldy forest floor - and I’m not really getting it. Add in some very yeasty bread dough, raw. The flavor brightens up with the addition of some nice citric acidity and the emergence of a mild spice (clove). But still there’s that nagging rot. The body is light to medium and slightly coating, not dry. Perhaps a more straightforward approach would have made for a more accessible brew.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The waiter at the Hershey Hotel called this brew from the tap "Troegs Winter Wheat", but I’m assuming it was dreamweaver, since Troegs don’t acknowledge making a different ’winter’ wheat. A typical wheat/hefe. Lemony, light bodied, tangy, smooth medium bodied with a cloudy yeast imparting a neutral taste. Very average, not bad, but nothing particularly wintry about it and nothing really distinctive.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Pours hazy golden yellow with rocky head. Up front yeasty wheat with some banana and pepper background. Flavor is all chewy wheat with banana and clove taking over throught the middle. Finishes very clean and smooth. Maybe a tad underated IMO.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I misse the entire point. Dish water I tell you. I don’t think a whole bussel of oranges could help. But by the ratings iI see here... the tap must have been filled with some crap so I... will try again. For now it is a square 50 BPS.
kramer (4568) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange under a creamy 1/2" white head. Spicy, yeasty, and hoppy nose with plenty of wheat. Lighter notes of banana. Classic Hefe taste, yeasty and fruity with lots of bananas on the finish. Lighter bodied, nice lively and refreshing mouthfeel. One of the better domestic Hefes I’ve had, very tasty and refreshing beer. Happy to see an unfiltered beer from these guys. Keep ’em coming, please!
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of wheat on the nose. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange/yellow with a light white head. Creamy and citric, but not enough banana and spice. Nonetheless, it was a nice wheat. Better on tap when I tasted it previously.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Ok beer. Ddin’t have enough clove for me. Tasted as it should be.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized white fluffy head of fine bubbles. Very good carbonation. Big rotting hay aroma with plenty of wheat, grass and a large helping of corn. Color is a medium gold. Lively in the mouth. Fizzy with loads of corn again, some cereal and a bunch of spices. Some pepper and clove. Finish is dry and a bit tart. Some hops presence at the finish. A decent wheat brew. Just not favorite style.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its not a bad hefe and I really dig Saaz hops with the added bready flavor. But I really have nothing more to add. I enjoy it for what it is but it lacks the amped-up spicy qualities that other wheat beers contain. I could drink lots of this though.