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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5267) - 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 (4146) - 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 (1429) - 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 (6056) - 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 (2769) - 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 (788) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bright orange pour from draft at farm bar. Tons of lemon wheat and even a ginger kick. Pepper. Good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2016
This seems lighter and less witbier-ish than Atlas Farmhouse. Maybe I am nuts though. It is blond and cloudy w/ a huge foamy head. Its nose is kind of floral and spicy--very saison-ish. Its a bit creamy but fairly light due to crisp carbonation and quite drinkable. It finishes dry w/ just a touch of bitterness to keep you honest. Definitely a good one for a summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11794) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft. Golden pour, an easily crushable wheat ale, golden pour on tap at Seven ten lanes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
[Tap] Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large amount of white head. Wheat malts and floral hops in the nose. Wheat, light lemongrass and mild yeasty notes in the taste. Some straw and light grassy hops in the finish. Thin to medium bodied. Nice lacing. Not bad.


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