KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a medium DEEP yellow with a small white fizzy head that was fully diminishing and had fair lacing. the aroma was heavy of wheat and grain malts, leathery yeasty with a nice hint of citrus hops and notes of banana. It tasted quite yeasty and mildly bitter from beginning to end with the finish having a nice yeasty/citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a strong fizzy carbonation. Overall a nice refreshing brew that is very drinkable, but very light.
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a giant white head.
Lemon, wheat malt aroma.
Taste is a sharp, citrus, strong lemon, wheat...acidic.
Sharp, very crisp.
radio_nowhere (748) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wife ordered this daft at Victory brewpub, I snageed a few sips. Served in a Weisen glass, hazy light amber golden color with white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt, wheat, light banana/clove yeast note and some citrus. Taste adds some grass and a light earthiness to the aroma notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry, soft with slight bitter note on finish. Well done.
pilgrimoutlaw (761) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours pale gold with thin white head. Wheat, banana, cloves. Lightly bitter and sweet. Watery body with light carbonation.
Damico (2491) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear straw with an orange hue and big creamy white frothy head. Aroma brings some nice yeast gassy funk and sweet golden malts. Flavor brings refreshing clean crispy wheat like malts with a balanced crisp body. ABV is now 4.3 not as advertised on the site.
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent gold on tap with fluffy white head that doesn’t really stick on the way down. Aroma of german esters and wheat, slight citrus, taste follows minus the citrus. Bubbly and dry, easy to drink, but not a great example of the style.
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On rap at dalia’s. Mostly clear pour white head. Aroma of wheat dry earth and vanilla. Similar taste finishes dry.
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/11/12. Clear yellow color with a thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove and light berry. Banana and clove flavor with a sweet finish. Not really my thing.
SrSilligoose (3223) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. notes of softed toast, creamed wheat, touch of vanilla. soft herbs. touch of overripened pear. pretty good, but not as good as weihenstephenaoisf or ayigiger hefeweizen IMHO
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
least transparent, least effervescent of three, longest lasting spotty white head+ring. Nose more wheat than mad king, less banana and more bubblegum esters. Flavor highlights wheat more, more simple but less sugar, dryer across mid before light grain and fruit finish, even field-like, soft and creamy texture highlights malt better than mad king. And I don’t even like wheat beers.
Whirlwind v. Mad King v. Sunrise all on tap at brewery go:
2. Mad King
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprised I haven’t rated this as I’ve enjoyed it from the brewpub many times, still reviewing this from memory though. Pours a fairly hazy straw gold with a fluffy white head. Color is a touch darker and hazier than the Whirlwind. Nose is aromatic esters, dry earthy yeast, light citrus, fresh wheat grains. Mouth is wonderfully fluffy and soft, noticeably more so than Whirlwind or Mad King. Light esters, fresh cracked grains, a really good yeast strain on the finish where soil, grass, and other dry flavors shine. Unfiltered, more complex and interesting than Whirlwind. Softer and way less hop-forward than Mad King. Fresh on tap this is wonderful stuff.