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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and muscat grape juice with lemongrass added.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Why the grape juice? Meh. Tasted like a few-days-old growler. Looked like it too. Not quite a wheat. Not quite a fruit beer. Not very refreshing like it might should be. Just a big ol’ clunker -- nothing offensive, but overall unsuccessful. It needs more carbonation. It needs to do without the grape juice. Focus on the wheat and spike it with lemongrass. Make it pop, Mr. Widmer and Mr. Widmer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, no head, and golden in color. The taste is wheat, lemons, and fruits. The taste is about the same with some tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4/13/2012. From a 22 oz. bomber. Golden color with a white head. Herbal, citrusy and grassy aromas. A little acidic and tart, but refreshing and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of lemongrass, straw and wheat. taste is of lemon and wheat.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Appearance: Near clear, deep golden body with a white head that deteriorates in a flash. Poof. Gone.

Smell: Decidedly sweet-scented, smelling of heady malted wheat, syrup, jellies, honeybear honey, and booze with little lemongrass showing.

Taste: Heavily sweet, quite sugary from the first sip on. Sugar, sticky honey, muscat jelly. No real hop character or bitterness to begin tempering this mess. Vein of acidity running through the middle. Again, not much lemongrass, mostly just raw sweetness. Faint, faint and a noticeable booziness on the thick, that-ain’t-exactly-luscious, toothsome finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I was geared up for a sweet, heavy beer, but, ugh, this was just clunky, clumsy, and cloying. A sack of sugar would’ve been cheaper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Yellow with a white head. Aroma is wheat with some lemongrass notes. Flavor is lemons, oranges, wheat and some light grape character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins and accidentally lost in the back of my fridge for a year. Pours a very hazy dark yellow orange appearance with an off white head that doesn’t have much retention. Slightly tart, herbal grape, somewhat spicy, a bit citrusy aroma. Flavor is fairly tangy/tart with a decent amount of tropical fruits, a ton of grape juice, and some spicy herbal elements. For the age, this still tastes pretty decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (3394) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
22oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours light amber with a small head. Aroma of grapes, light lemongrass, light wheat, and light hops and malts. Flavor the same, with the grapes dominating. Average texture. A weird beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
30th January 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Softish palate with a little fine carbonation. A little marmalade orange dominated by big fresh lemongrass. Slightly sweet. Semi dry finish. Refreshing and very moorish. Really well done.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small fizzy white head that quickly goes to a dusting.

The aroma is sweet citric wheaty malts, honey and grapes.

The flavor is bready malts, sweet grape juice and honey with some musty yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and a bit watery with some slight spritzy carbonation.

Overall, it’s OK - overly sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Aroma is a cross between floral and cough drop. The head disipates instantly leaving no trace at all. Amber orange color is hazy with minimal bubbling. Taste is slightly sweettart, with definate grape juice undertones. Slick texture, medium body and soft carbonation linger on the palate for some time. Overall it’s an interesting beer that I would have again. One of the better beers I’ve had from Widmer as they haven’t impressed me much to date.


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