RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer

Never under estimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made (fish) taco and a cold bottle of (wheat) beer. Tom Robbins

Product Specs:
OG = 14P / 1.057SG
FG = 2.5P / 1.010SG
Color = 6 SRM
IBUs = 15
ABV = 6.0%
Appearance = Hazy / Opalescent

Brewing Program:
Multi-step infusion mashing program using wheat to insure a creamy mouth feel
Traditional biological acidification program to insure bright zesty acidity
Warm (free range) farm-house style fermentation to add tropical flavors and spicy aroma
Cold conditioned and blended to soften, mellow and round
Presented unfiltered to retain all flavor, aroma, texture and visual opalescence
Lightly hopped with a unique blend to add spicy balanced drinkability

Recipe Components:
Hops: Yakima Valley Willamette, French Strissel Spalt
Malts: North American 2-Row Malted Barley, North American White Wheat Malt, Toasted Wheat, Munich Malt, Acidulated Malt, German (Weyermann) Cara-Wheat, German (Weyermann) Cara-Foam.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Sampled on 5/4/2009. This wheat ale pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is slightly fruity, a little spicy and citrusy. A medium bodied wheat beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, a touch of citrus and some cereal. Not picking up any banana and clove. The hops are floral. Mild carbonation. Not a bad wheat beer, but there is not much here. Or to be fair, there is not much here for me. I mean its a well made beer, I cant taste any real bad defects, but I am fairly neutral on the beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Draught sample at the brewery. Very cloudy pour and a nice white head. Suprisingly citrus aroma and some light hops with the wheat. Very full mouthfeel. Very light, crisp and refreshing, especially on a summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (6013) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2010
This beer is quite good for a wheat. Actually contains some characteristics of a pale ale. This is very fruity, citrusy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is lightly spicy and somewhat citric. Medium body with fizzy/foamy carbonation. This is a Belgian ale. No doubt. Its a light version, but it is so Belgian. Fruit; spice; hop. Yummy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle from KnB. Pours dark straw colored, opaque. VERY estery profile dominated by banana and a hint of pineapple. Flavor is again dominated by yeast products, with a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
Even though I had a lemon wedge in mine, this was a light and quenching hazy wheat beer. Quite a few muted flavors packed in. some spice, definite wheat taste. Overall a great summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a white head. Aroma is wheat, pepper, coriander, yeast, bananas, malt. Flavor is wheat, spices, banana, cloves, pepper, coriander. Nice fruity banana clovey wheat beer, tons of flavor and easy to drink. Great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Poured hazy golden yellow, citrus peel, spice, tangerine, wheat, yeasty, little bannana, little hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured as a hazy liquid that was glowing a golden yellow hue and oddly enough didnt create much foam at all. As for the aroma, there was a decent touch of honey and hops with a strong soapy scent in the background. The flavor is light and has a minimum of coriander and traces of zesty yeast that sort of taste like lemon and grass. This was an alright summer brew, but I would only plan on buying this maybe once every summer just to remember how it tasted because it doesnt leave a big impression. I prefer a Kolsch style of beer on a hot summer day more than anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (4019) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
Pours a thicky yellow smoke body with a lathery white wheat head. Nose of endless acres of smooth, crackling wheatfields. Malty and wheaty body with the presence of stale crackers. Refreshing, medium-bodied and with the barest perception of banana phenols and cereal grain. A complex and satisfying American-influenced wheat ale.

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