Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, super yeasty-cloudy...end of keg? Clovey smell, slight bubblegum, pear notes. Nice wheat overwhelmed with chalky and sourish yeast notes. Not enough esters; apart from the sourness, it’s kinda bland.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque tan; slight clove notes. Fruity, with some barnyard in the aroma. Hint of acidity. Funky, unique, interesting. It is basically a German hefe, with low phenols, where there is some brettanomyces or related mutation in the US. It adds a fascinating dimension to a beer that would otherwise be an everyday beer. So while the infection/mutation is not entirely deliberate, the brewer had the good sense to keep the beer because the effect is very desirable.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Bottle: This one was a cloudy, somewhat orangish-golden color. There was very little head. Fairly strong yeast and wheat aroma. Maybe a hint of citrus (but not hoppy) in there also. Somewhat sweet taste, which actually turns slightly sour in the aftertaste. A bit bland, however.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour - a bit darker than a normal wheat, with a very thin white head. Slight yeast & wheat aroma with a hint of lemon. Light to Medium-bodied; Subtle yeast & wheat flavour with a bit of honey sweetness. Aftertaste subtle and sweet with a decent honey flavour. Overall, more of an American Wheat, but fairly nice for the style. I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.