JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 30, 2016 Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Riley’s World of Wines in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a cream top. Aroma of golden grain, a hint of grassy hops, some cream tartar, and a hint of bread crust. Taste is light bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of grassy hops, lager years, a touch of tart banana and a hint of Wether’s butterscotch. Finish is semi-dry, a touch watery, slightly tart with aftertaste of creme tartar, vanilla extract and butterscotch. Try again?
Dark golden to light amber in color with a modest, off-white, head. Grain, herbal hops, bready type scents. Light wheat sweet start, hints of caramel, some pumpernickel. Nothing much to brag about in this one. American wheat and amber, sorry, two of my least favorite styles. Combining them doesn’t make it better.
JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Poured a fizzy semi-opaque gold color. Aroma is very weak. Taste starts freshly, passes through clover-honey and finishes with the hops. The first few sips were great, but overall it seemed very thin, watery, and had a metallic mouthfeel after awhile. Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering off white hed. Aromas of wheat, fruitiness and light caramel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, bread and light fruitiness with a crisp finish. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Bootle. Semisweet raisined caramel. Touch of plummy prune fig fruit. Toasted dough.clean enough. Fine. bytemesis (8250) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is grassy, caramel, biscuit. Flavor is wheat, caramel, grass. Light set, light bitter. Light body. Meh
crossovert (12667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
355ml bottle. Foamy tight white head. SMell is pear and diacetyl. The flavor is repulsive, no different than old style if you ask me, huge and buttery. Judging by the other reviews these guys should do us a favor and quit. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottled. Poured clear light-medium golden with a very short-lived head. The aroma picked up sweet honey, bready notes, and a touch of vanilla with leafy hop and clove accents.. not exciting, but pleasant. The flavor found honey and bready notes at the core, with prickly, earthy hops, cloves, and carbonation around.. finished sweeter with amber malts and more honey. Light-bodied and sharper than I expected on the palate.. drinkable, but I don’t think I need another. drpimento (3576) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
This beer reinforces yet again how difficult it is for a beer of this type to rise up to be something special. It’s not bad, would be good to cook with, if you don’t want a bold beer or one that has any serious character, then maybe, it’s ok. But again what is there here to have it stand out - not much. Not quite a beer for the masses, but not a beer of distinction either. Bit on the sweet side is all. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small head. Musty cardboard aroma. Crisp palate but it doesn’t taste good. This is pretty bad. Drain pour.