BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
nice brew light golden and full of wheat flavor. easy on the banana and clove flavor which i appreciate. nice moderate enough body and sparkle in the carbonation while still frothy and smooth. a little noticeable hop. Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap)
Light coppery color, and poured (poorly by the bartender) with barely any of the seemingly white head. Light yeasty and wheat aromas. Faint banana and clove as well. Wheatiness is definitely there followed up by a raw grain (in a good way) and not nearly as fruity as suggested by the aroma. Thinnish MF, and I would have expected a bit more of a bubbly factor, but this didn’t kill the MF for me. Light and refreshing even though it’s a darker wheat style. Very quaffable, and I really went through this sample quickly.
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
Draught at Barcade, New YorkPilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Muddy amber color. Poor aroma and flavor. Sorry, there is not much to say about this besides that it has a good body structure.
Tap at Barcade: Cloudy deep orange with ample creamy head. The aroma has a musty yeast character, along with more crisp citrus notes as well. Has an easy going flavor. The wheat malt is evident giving it a lightly tart smooth body and a very subtle grassy citrus finish. Simple, but smooth and sessionable. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Draught at Brazen Head. Listed simply as "Autumn Amber." Poured an amber color with a thin off-white head. Malty and somewhat fruity and floral aroma. Moderate caramel/cereal malts in the initial flavor cut abruptly by a dry and carbonic finish. Seems overly fizzed. Settles a bit to reveal an earthy and spicy character, with a body of toasty and slightly sweet cereal malts. Not bad, but nothing striking overall.
JoeMcPhee (9554) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Hazy amber with a thick massive off-white head. The aroma is very wheaty with bright wheaty spiciness over a softly bready malt base. A touch of munich malt adds some nice complexity to something that might have been uninteresting. Very clean yeast unfortunately, with only a touch of bubble gum character coming through. Flavour has soft wheaty spice, a touch of black pepper (not ethanol) and a crisp noble hop flavour on the finish. Quite minerally as well which helps crispen the finish. Very refreshing pint… get a Belgian yeast of some sort in here and this could be something special. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 (tap at Gingerman) Slighly cloudy copper with a big off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt with herbs and soft spices. Taste has toasted wheat bread, light caramel, more hay/straw, some herbs. Finish is short with almost no bitterness. This is an excellent light session beer with the wheat/caramel duo as the main attraction. Caramelised but without loosing its crisp wheaty body. Something I wish I could drink on a regular basis. Having walked downtown New York on a number of occasions I thought that the Chelsea Autumn Harvest consisted of gathering used condoms and needles from the West Side Manhattan sidewalks before winter. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
Any first impressions?austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
-A gorgeous head resides atop the hazy pale auburn.
-Dry bread crumbs and toasted cereals increase my nostrils’ level of curiosity.
-Flavors are mostly about the malts, as an important loaf of bread brings sustenance and subtle dryness.
-The smooth carbonation and well-nourished maltiness produce a very quenching beer.
What if you dig deeper?
-The finish is dry and shy, somewhat of a disappointment.
-There is some minute fruitiness to be found around the bread.
-This is a one-trick pony, but it serves its purpose very well as a malty session beer.
On tap at Gingerman, Manhattan.
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 You wouldn't know it's a wheat. Disappointing. Mild hint of bitterness, but otherwise it tastes like a non-wheaty ale. How underwhelmed I am.