Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler at Payton’s Roundhouse. Straw color, a bit hazy, with a thin, textured head. Light crisp spiciness of an solid American wheat ale. Honey s just on the edge and not overdone. Just a hint of the milder American hops.
12oz bottle 90’s Pours a medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweetness, malt, and honey. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is pretty well balanced. Not bad. tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2010
On tap at the brewpub bar after the conclusion of the 12th Annual Drunk Monk Competition. Pint served with a hazed, light golden hue, a modest, white foam to the head, and average streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was honey/candy sweetness, with light malt and fruit notes, maybe a hint of orange zest. The flavor was malt, light hop, and some mealy wheat or dank grain taste. Food complimentary, and sessionable. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden that darkens and gets deeper towards the center of the glass and is very slightly hazy. Aroma is very mild, a touch of lemon and honey. Flavor is light with a touch of honey and a light floral bitterness. Thin and light bodied.
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Tried this one out on tap while up judging the Drunk Monk Challenge but didn’t have time for good notes. General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2009
12 ounce bottle purchased by my parents for me from the brewpub in Aurora, IL. Poured a light golden color with a half finger width white bubbly head that disappeared quickly. It had a decent amount of carbonation also. The aroma was very bland for a wheat ale. It consisted of very light malt and some very subtle fruit hints (possibly cherry). The taste was a bit sour for my liking. It had a strange cherry tang to it with a bit very light taste of sour wheat. Overall, a very strange beer. I would not seek this out again...
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Light golden color with a small lid of white bubbles. LIght blueberry and hint of malt aromas. Seems too sweet for a honey brew. Some mild glue scents as well. Flavors of marzipan and stale almonds. Some old wheat and oat flavors as well. I’m going to finish this, but it is going to be a challenge. Some light acidity in the finish and linger. I continue to dislike this style even more after this one. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Golden with thin white head. Honey, citrus, and mild hop aroma. Wheat, citrus, and mild honey flavour notes. Very light. hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Straw colored body with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and a bit skunky. I can smell the honey, but there’s almost a spoiled scent to it. Medium, oily palate up front leads to to higher carbonation and bite towards the end. The flavor is pretty bland. Honey and malt with a touch of hoppy bitterness. Not impressed. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color wtih a small sized white head. Aromas of grains, some honey, wheat, and light citrus. Tastes of wheat, lighter honey, and citrus. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle, no freshness date, the brewery’s website currently lists the ABV as 5.4%, sampled in a pint glass.
L: Unfiltered hazy, orangey straw golden with a billowy white head that slowly settled into a sudsy skim. The head retention on this wheat ale is quite good. Minimal amount of splotchy lace at the top of the glass.
S: Raw barley grains and wheat malts, flowery, namely orange blossoms, touches of lemon and honey, notes of herbal hops as well. Mellow, but pleasantly flavorful smelling nose on this APWA, the aroma of a hot summer afternoon quaffer.
F&T: Soft carbonation gives the light body a mildly firm and slightly creamy feel in the mouth, America’s Honey Wheat Ale is a smooth and easy drinker. Mellifluously sweet tastes of orange, lemon and honey, backed by pale malts and a gentle wheat twang. A delicate hop spiciness comes out in the finish. Finishes softly clean with just a briefly lingering lemon honey aftertaste.
Honey Wheat Ale is a pretty decent American Pale Wheat Ale, fills the bill while watching baseball on this sunny and humid summer day.