Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Pale golden yellow, light white head, very cloudy. Wheaty banana nose, slightly phenolic. Sweet crackers and grassy/floral hops taking more room than Iíd expect. Mellow bitterness, but bright floral character. Lemony bananas feel good, but the milky edges I donít like. Creamy light body. Disappointing.. Soapy and incoherent fruitiness.
This old last rating gave Oberon a 2.6. I was overdue for a revision on this one. Itís a floral, refreshing, well-extradted wheat ale with delicate hoppiness and huge drinkability. Spot on what it tries to be and when fresh, can reach excellence.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Extremely cloudy tangerine colored juice in color with a thin, creamy head. Doughy, lemony, citrusy nose with a light hint of orange, which may smell more like cheap tang. Raw, hearty wheat with a bit of skunk and spoiled fruits. Hoppy for an American wheat, with spicy, floral notes. Pretty full-bodied and creamy for a wheat beer. Not good, at all.
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal. Pours a thin, clouded, golden body with a thin, white, lightly-carbonation fed head. Nose of orange juice, milk and morning after campfire wood on a rainy night. Mardly halty, harely boppy. What is this boring lactic grain beer? Its like cream of wheat with less flavour.
jcr (2625) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 "Smooth and sweet," is the first thought I had after tasting this. It poured amber and cloudy and yielded a citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Not notable for complexity, but flavorful enough for a summer beer ó wheat and yeast and a light sweetness. I could definitely drink more than one of these on a hot summer day.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I always thought of this as more of a Belgian whit, oh well. Hazy pale orange color. Decent head w/ lacing. Orangy aroma. Bready flavor, with citrus backbone. Tart, sweet, great for hot days.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was really impressed with this beer. Really smooth. Aroma was of sweet oranges and warm bread. Appearance was a cloudy off-amber. Standard head with some nice lacing. Tasted a bit too sweet for my liking but i can see how people really like this. I usually enjoy sweet wheats but I think i was eating spicy food with this beer and it enhanced the sweetness. I will definitly reach for another.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 A very high quality, rich, slightly sweet, cloudy, wheat beer. It reminds me of Blue Moon, only much richer, and with much more character.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastically smooth american wheat beer, I thouroughly enjoyed this one. Color is spot on, a nice hazy body topped by a thin white fronth, hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, very good.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well Iíve probably had this beer over 100 times and Iíve never rated it, so last night when I had one I figured its about time. Yellowish opaque white in color (served with an orange which I removed) with a white head. The beer is loaded with malt, bread and sweet wheat, and citrus. The flavor is sweet with moderate bitterness, wheat malt blended fresh bread, and a slightly fruity and even more slightly spice. As a wheat beer it has plenty of body and a nice lingering sweetness. This is one of the best summer beers out there, refreshing, not overly hopped or spiced, and well balanced.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy orange gold with a slight amount of white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, but nothing particularly special. Flavor is sweet and light, with bits of sugared fruit and a slight spiciness. Overall, I didnít find this particularly likeable, but it could be me and the style.