5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle 53 of 203 of batch K10284: Fireweed honey in color, a bit dirty, sediment floating about, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing. Musty aroma, somewhat honey like but thick, pale breadiness takes the day. Wheat wine like start, bready, a bit of honey, with some wheat like body. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Very much a bready example, on the pale side. Bigger than your average wheat, and also none of the characteristics of its German cousin, this seems like a hybrid beer. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Very sweet on the finish, bready, wheaty, with a honey aspect that seems fairly strong. Almost as strong as a wheat wine, but I will stop there. Very much much an American wheat that is huge, with bits of honey in there. At times its overly sweet, and overly bready. How else would you get it to 7%? Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
750mL bottle courtesy of GT2. Thanks! Split 2 ways, bottle 598 of 1340
A: Pilsner gold with a non-existent head. The bubbles seem suspended in the liquid.
N: Very strong orange notes and the coriander does not go amiss. Green peppercorn and peasant bread. Lots of wheat. This is a very appreciable nose for a wheat ale.
T: Very wheaty. Some rye spiciness. Orange and coriander act as accomplices. Honey adds some wild sweetness. More of the floral elements. Has a mildly tart citrus. Hops must be the earthiness I’m sensing.
M: Well carbonated and prickly. Honey lends a pleasant stickiness to the mouthfeel, but the alcohol is far too prominent for a 7% beer.
O: A really solid beer and one worth enjoying. Bell’s has done a pretty decent job with this one, but it’s not ground breaking, either. thedm (6222) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #46 poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent yellow brown colored body. The aroma was orange peel and mild hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild dough mild hops and floral. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle #947 of 1340, batch #11277. Pours a clear light golden. Small white head. Mild honey aroma. Mild favor of citrus and wheat. Medium palate. Not a bad beer, but was expecting a lot more based on the description and the price point. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Steve! Clear yellow pour, very small ring of carbonation and and aroma of light lemon and spice. Flavor is light a sweet lager, spice and lemon rind. Not bad, but not great.
portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle pour shared by DalzAle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a tight white soapy head that fades. Aroma has sweet grass and grain with a noticeable yeast presence too. Taste is sweet and bitter with lemongrass and grain/yeast. Palate is medium and chalky. GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy honey orange with a bit of white head that dissipates quickly, and some visible carbonation. Smell is mostly honey but quite weak. Palate is light bodied with good carbonation. Taste is initially sweet like honey, but gives way to a slightly spicy bitterness but the aftertaste is quite sweet. Very nice overall. JK (6200) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Autumn Brew Review, 2012. Lightly sweet. I don’t taste the honey. Some palate to this beer, I can taste the wheat sweetness. ryanfolty (2579) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Cloudy yellow pour with some head. Malty, citrus, wheat and slight hops in aroma and taste. Slight carbonation. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Like a glorified blue moon. Super sweet in the nose and flavor. Nose of pasteurized orange juice and sugar. The tartness of it saves it as it is kind of dry in the finish.