Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, and Dave, courtesy of blankboy. Dark oddly hazy / murky yellow, huge foamy bubbly head - yellow head at that. Odd yeasty aroma - huge yeast - musty. Odd taste - light malt, sharp hops, all sorts of dry dusty mustiness (is that a word - it is now!). Watery. I didn’t care for it. blankboy (7928) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & Dave B. -- my bottle courtesy of hopdog. Pours a very murky dark orange with a massive foamy off-white head and a few floaties. Slightly sour aroma of yeast, some fruit and spices. Very dry yeasty flavour with a weird aftertaste of sharp hops and alcohol (or something) -- either way it was harsh and I did not care for it. After a few sips I had to dump the rest of my glass. HogTownHarry (7309) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, tupalev and Dave B - blankboy’s bottle. Murky deep orange with a massive foamy off-white head, plenty of floaties. Incredibly yeasty aroma, sharply peppery, some sour malt, incredibly dry. Taste is sour, dry, sharply spicy an yeasty, it tries to be caramel malty but fails - dead floral hops ... doesn’t meld together at all. Mouthfeel is harsh, sharp, sticky - don’t like it at all. wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 pours hazy amber with a huge frothy tan head. the head is huge. you have to let it settle for a few minutes before you can even think about drinking it. aroma is heavy on the wheat with some light yeast toast and fruit. flavor is sweet banana and with some spice. i cant really tell much about the body because the carbonation is out of control. as soon as the beer hits your tongue it explodes in a fizzy cloud of wheaty beer. finish is again fizzy but as far as flavor goes it isnt bad. about the same as the rest of the beer. this beer would have been much more enjoyable if the carbonation would have been under control.
Re-Rate....tasted uhh lets say july 15th...err sumthin like that...it was a while ago. anyway...clear amber nice lasting fluffy white head. aroma banana caramel...aroma abit bigger than the 2. sweet caramel light bubble gum flavor with a spicy clove bubble gum finish. medium body. lively almost foamy carbonation. good. this one held up much better than the 2. hmm my score was a bit higher this time around...
6-4-6-4-13=3.3 Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Pour is deep ruddy amber with a huge head that took almost 10 minutes to subside enough to pour the other half of the bottle into my glass...smell is dry and has some gross banana quality to it...some cloves too...thin and watery...very fizzy...some slightly sweet flavors of wheat and banana...blech.
muzzlehatch (4977) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2006
12 oz bottle (batch 7104), 2005, from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (Dec 2005), served at cellar temperature in an La Chouffe glass. Big fizzy pop when the cap is removed, and a huge billowy slow-to-decay off-white head results, filling the flass atop the medium to dark amber, clear body....wheat sourness is light in this aroma, and fruity banana esters are hard to pin down as well; what you do get is some pungent barnyard notes, vanilla, maple, and perhaps a touch of dry oak....as it warms the banana does come out a bit more, the nose remains sweet and soft throughout.....body is somewhat woody-bitter, herbal and spicy, with a juicy yet fairly hard, mineralic mouthfeel particularly toward the quite sour, lactic finish....rusty iron sort of bitterness towards the end as well, which lasts significantly after swallowing....little sweetness or fruitiness, quite yeasty and thick. Hmmm. Another interesting experiment but not as drinkable or enjoyable as Wheat Two. Still can’t wait for the rest.... Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, yellow gold with an exploding, billowing head that just didn’t quit. As a matter of fact, it never quit throughout the entire experience. Honestly, I could not tell much difference between this one and Wheat Ale 2 except of course for the greatly increased level of carbonation. Spice and bread with a dash of citrus/lemon/sourness. Thanks to Styles for the bottle. Ungstrup (39109) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
A muddy orange-brown beer with a huge orange head. The aroma has strong wheat notes, but also come cardboard notes. The flavor is sweet wheaty combined with notes of caramel and straw. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
(12 oz bottles: Obtained 11-Nov-05 in trade with Sully and 21-Feb-06 in trade with Pailhead, thanks Mike and Kevin!) Huge carbonation release when opening the bottle, and that made the beer impossible to pour without getting a few inches of persistent, off-white head on top of the orange-amber body. It’s fully cloudy, and yet there’s still a thick layer of muddy sediment plastered to the bottom of the bottle. After sucking down much of the head, I find this has quite a bit more flavor than Wheat Two. Wheat-dominated, fairly spicy, some dry, light roastiness, and a bit of sesame oil. A hint of apple skin in the finish. Less aromatic than I hoped, and there’s a hint of phenols, but the wheat and sesame aroma is still pleasant. Medium-full in body, but overly carbonated to the point of having an expansive mouthfeel. I’m appreciating this less because I like the flavor, but more because it’s different and because the concept is totally cool. jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
It was light amber in color with an extremely large poured head. It was very cloudy with a lot of particles. I did not care much for the taste of this beer.