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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Farmhouse Wheat Ale. Easy to drink, but hard to pin down, Balloon Boy is a refreshing Belgian-style wheat that is fun for the whole family.* Subtle tart citrus up front gives way to a beautifully complex fruitiness. A wheat ale that sits well with every kind of beer drinker.
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
At the Daily. Not quite a wheat ale, not quite a traditional farm house and hoppy that either. Ends up working out. Serving: Tap

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (971) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 17, 2017
12 ounce can no dating. A: Hazy yellow gold, big head of foam, lots of sticky lacing. S: Yeasty, fruity, cloves and coriander. A hint of funk. T: Cloves, white pepper, light bubblegum, yeast, lemon. Enjoyable. M: Body is hampered by, what I reckon is too much carbonation. O: Tasty and satisfying Farmhouse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1730) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Slightly hazy, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has wheat with a hint of earthiness. It has a light body with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bittersweet with a quick, clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (4227) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Shared 12 oz. can poured to a snifter showing a clear, golden hue, with a bubbly layer of soft white foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was soft grain/wheat, light spice/phenols, a hint of banana, with a touch of ripe & earthy scent. Light to medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was somewhat similar, with less expression, and a thinning texture. Lightly treads between Wheat Ale and Saison with fair refreshment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Can. Hazy pale golden. Light body. Wheat, light spice, and mild citrus. Not much farmhouse funk. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Pour is a hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma is yeast esters with some bubblegum sweetness. Flavor is more of a grainy wheat malt with some citrus tartness. Smelled like a saison, drank more like a wit. Pretty good take on doing something different with your average wheat ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1648) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Can. See-through pee yellow, a ton of white head. Lace is prevalent but meek. Coriander, citrus, wheat, bubblegum and cloves in the smell. Tastes a little funky. More wheat/grass here. Still some spice and lemon zest but the earth takes over.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6660) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Aroma is coriander/spices, wheat and a small hint of heat. The flavor is wheat, bananas, citrus and a tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Nice straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, hay, floral hops, & citrus; Flavor of wheat, hops, some grain, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent wheat ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (822) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2016
From a 12oz can poured into a shaker. Effervescent pale appearance with quick moderately large head. Aroma is light malt and a little booze. Flavor is light, peppery, and dry. Pleasant but lacking depth. One note.


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