Dark Horse Sapient Summer Wheat

 
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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2002
Very Flavorful and spicy. Nice citrus flavor along with a peppery edge.

4.1
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Tap: Golden thick haze with awesome lacing and aroma. Had at the brewery, very fresh, and very refresing. Starts with banana and clove, hints of lavender and spice, some bitter hits you on the way down. One of the most refreshing whit’s i think i’ve had, an excellent brew anytime of the year.!!

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Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2002
I have loved every minute of finding new beers by these guys, just 15 miles away from me. They have some *very* solid offerings (Black Bier, Boffo Brown, Tres Blueberry), and a flop or two. Along comes this Belgian Wit, more in the big bold style of the Stone Vertical Epic and the Hitachino Nest than the classy, slightly understated Vuuve and John’s generations. This one is really orangey, with slight coriander and pepper, and a whole truckload of that bandagey smell that I have come to love. Flavorful, fair body, good appearance.

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proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Pours out with a large, exploding head to a cloudy, dark, golden color in the glass. Aroma is that of clove. Taste is a typical, but tasty wheat with clove, light citrus and a slight, spicy twang present. Nicely done. A good summer beer from a very good (and not appreciated enough) Michigan brewery.

3.8
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
’Flavorful’ is dead on, Michael - this is a summer beer of a different order than their fluffier Belgian Amber. This one has some outrageous bitter and peppery edges, a strong citusy character, and almost enough body and malt backbone to stand up to all of this flavour. Some salt and sweet, too - it’s complex as all get out, as busy as the bees in the orchards this time of year. Can’t say I’m a huge fan yet, but I’ll be having more, to be sure. One thing that must be an inside joke is the label - two mailboxes in the morning sun?

3.8
joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2002
A complex of perfumey, nectarines and some spice component before it’s down the hatch. Surprisingly light bodied but with coriander/cumin. More citrus as it warms. Now it’s turned into a tripel -- the spice and citric element combined with the color. It’s undeniable. Still a bit light bodied to get seriously into. If you’re having fun in the sun and don’t mind a thrist quencher that provides a bender -- this ones for you. Truly delicious.

3.8
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Very enjoyable. The bottle I drank yesterday had a nice crisp spiciness and subtle fruit notes that I really liked. Well worth drinking, especially in the summer heat.

3.7
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
A cloudy honey color with a medium creamy, non-lasting beige head. Spicey aroma, unusual in a wheat since it is not cloves, more like Allspice and pepper. A peppery taste that finishes dry. A tasty wheat that I think you hav to be in the mood for.

3.7
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Deep amber hue with large frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of wheat, lemongrass, orange zest, coriander, star anise, and floral hops. The taste is citric and lemony at the start with a yeasty background. Picked up some bitterness and spice tones towards the finish. The monuthfeel is lively and refreshing but does have a dryness about it when done. Overall, a good summer wheat, different than some within it’s genre, refreshing.

3.6
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Shakira. Definitely the best wheat beer that I’ve tasted - and I don’t prefer wheat beers. But this wheat has more to chew on that most. Strong flavors and spicy undercurrent.


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