Zymurgeist2 (2364) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 18, 2017 krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a modest wheat, it pours almost clear, with a tawny boxer-dog colored hue. a dismal head-- if i’d have gone bald this quickly, i’d have cut my throat. not enough foam left after a minute to impress a spittle bug. for the aroma, carmel features a likeness of grape and orange drizzled grass, white beans, and a bit of well-worn tuperwear. i tried to pry out of it some classic banana, gum or clovey notes, but without a 36" crow bar, i guess it can’t be done. nice carbonation for a quencher, but with a bittersweet taste that caused my brow to knit and lip to curl. some dank grains, with more of the grape and citrus. lightly acidic-- and while not enough to corrode a battery terminal-- it seems strange for a hefe unless they supplied a lemon wedge right in the bottle. the last pour did produce some yeast and residue, adding perhaps a saving measure of depth. it’s a strange wheat/pale ale cross over, with not quite enough qualities of either to engender much enthusiasm, an endorphin, or even an appreciative sigh.
Bottle at Pebble Beach. A little too grainy and cereal. Taste a little oxidized. Faint carbonic bite in the back. Slightly hazed old Gold. Not terrible, but not very interesting. sdhunter (10) - - JUL 12, 2017
Not my favorite. Taste like a Budweiser but more expensive! Probably won't buy again. Mainly tried it due to the name.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tightslice (1436) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle from Monterey Tides in Seaside, CA. Aroma is light banana, mild caramel. Taste is mild and creamy banana. Soft carbonation. Not especially great but very drinkable. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at Asilomar.
BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - MAY 4, 2015
It’s very hard to complain about free beer when you are chilling on the beach at Asilomar. So I won’t complain. This was perfectly drinkable, not too much banana or anything, and I’m pretty sure it had beer in it.
light citrus aroma; soft, light wheat base with mild citrus hop notes; much more of an American style wheat - no banana or clove notes typical of a hefeweizen
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Keg at A.W.Shucks, Carmel, 30/04/14.
Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate white swirl and edgework.
Nose is citric rinds, lemon, ornage peel, straw.
Taste is pretty bland, citric forward, grass, light spice, metallic rinse.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, crisp close.
Pretty blah, rates a rate !
More mediocrity from Menodcino! baraciisch (3376) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Was going to buy a sam adams but I figured I'd try something new, at Flaherty's in Carmel... Wish I hadn't... Golden yellow, watery flavor with a hint of sweetness, minimal to no wheat richness, very disappointing... Don't waste your time.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Wim (4160) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
gold blond coloured body with a little white head a yeasty sweet fruity aroma a spicy yeasty sweet fruity little bitter taste with a sweet bitter finish RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Might be old? Picked up at liquor store in Tulsa last month. Pours a clear dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus, and yeast. A bit of hops at the finish. Average. KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cloudy amber with a large off white head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with wheat, abricot and yeasty notes. Yeasty flavour with wheat, lemons and lime. Finished sweet.