cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a wheat? I didnít detect much wheat in this. Pours a light gold yellow with no head. Aroma is corn/grain and mild malt. Taste is thin, grapefruit and malt. So boring. Wellington is this for real?
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
473 ml can. In a pint glass. Pours... hummmm... Straw. Translucent. Forms quite a whitehead, which disappears as fast as it came. Very grainy aroma, somewhat metallic (not that much), no trace of hop or yeast whatsoever. Then... Euh... kŤssť? Strong corn notes, much less grainy at this point. Lacks carbonation. Oily. I donít exactly know what they were aiming at with this one. Basically, a wheat beer without wheat, hops or yeast. So itís basically a 471ml of Arkellís water. Disappointed, as the Iron Duke and the Russian Stout are terrific beers. That one is basically a poor manís version of the Waterloo Wheat. At least, they havenít tried to pass this one as a Kristall Weizen.
markas101 (1958) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl can, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Medium gold colour, more of a lager aroma than wheat, low carbonation and a mellow flavor, some pepper on the finish with a faint bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma grainy with honey , plain straight without much wheat character
Appearance deep golden appearance with fragmental top. Quiet clear for wheat ale.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , grainy, husky with slight softness of wheat . Plain with out depth and character. Flat finish. Wellington can do much better than this.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Volo 2010-06-25. This lame offering does not deserve much effort put into the rating - we made absolutely certain it was the right beer, and it was. Clear pale gold, kind of flat-looking, small unimpressive white head (3-) - looks NOTHING like a wheat/wit or hefe (repeat that for everything else about this beer). Aroma of - meh, nothing, generic "we donít want to scare johnny canuck six-pack" aroma of oily grain/corn and excessive sweetness. Tastes the same - not quite as corny, but it really has no character, canola and sugar maybe, but wheat? no way. Light, slightly oily mouthfeel, under -carbonated and attenuated, finishes quick, leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste ... why did you bother, Welly? You know better than this - right? Or have the past five years without a new beer offering rusted your skills in the "off" position?
TheJester (2038) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473 mL can. Golden orange with a white head which quickly fades to almost nothing. Itís an American style wheat, so itís crystal clear. You can smell some meaty wheat/barley malt in the aroma, but not much else. The flavour is light, but they seem to have hit on a nice proportion of wheat malt, and you can still taste a little yeast. (!Maybe itís supposed to be a Kristal?) Itís a little sweet, and the hops donít stick around after the initial taste. But if you take it for what it is, itís a nice, simple, inoffensive sittin-on-the-dock beer.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours clear golden in colour with small, bubbly head. Aroma is a little funky, could that be wheat? Seems like a basic golden ale. Not impressed. maybe trying to compete with Waterloo Wheat, which is horrible. Very disappointing for Wellington. Maybe theyíre trying to compete with Sleemans/Duff :). Iím sorry I bought two cans. Maybe I can trade the second one.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
WTF Wellington, seriously, living in Guelph Iíve come to love this brewery, so when I saw they released a wheat ale, I was pretty stoked. . . But this ...THIS!?!?! This isnít a wheat ale, itís not even cloudy, it looks like a pale lager, more or less smells and tastes like a pale lager...I mean.......is it horrible, no, itís not offensive in any way, other then that they are passing it off as a wheat ale. I would say the only time this thing even has any hint of being a wheat beer is in the finish, which is lightly dry, with a hint of bread. Thats about it, no fruit esters, no yeastiness, really just adjuncts. I guess if they set out to make a refreshing beer, with little flavor, that doesnít taste like total adjuncts crud when it warms up, they succeeded, but other then that, this beer is a fail as a wheat beer and barely a pass as a beer beer. Shame on you Wellington, you hurt my feelings with this, brew more Russian Imperial Stout and market the crap out of it.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 On tap at the Kick Off. Poured an almost toally clear straw yellow with a somewhat large white head. First pour from the fresh keg. The aroma let me know immediately that this was not going to be impressive, at all, in any way. Crappy pale grainy malts, maybe some wheat malt but who knows. No esters of any kind. Flavour was decently refreshing on a hot afternoon, but still void of much in the way of a decent wheat beer. Itís basically their Trailhead Lager done with an ale strain of yeast. Minor dryness in the finish which seemed like it could be from wheat malt. No hop presence at any point. Disappointing considering Wellington is completely capable of so much better (ie. their Imperial Stout, Arkellís Best Bitter, Iron Duke). I think theyíre aiming at competing with Big Rockís Grasshopper Wheat since this is almost a clone, and Big Rock has a strong presence in Ontario, but sheesh, could you choose a less interesting area to expand into? Holy crap, just when I thought Wellington was almost a craft brewery....
micker (38) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can purchased at brewery. It a Wellington Ale so you know itís good. Has a light somewhat earthy taste of hay, and nuts. Not the best wellington has to offer but very good for a light wheat beer