Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12oz bottle-A slightly hazy yellow body with a nice white head and an aroma of belgian yeast, fruit, spice, and a little hops. Taste of the same with a little alcohol on the back end. Good tasting brew. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Poured hazy yellow with bubbly white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Flavor was very similar. Nice spicy finish. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
poured into tulip. pours a cloudy semi golden with relative low white head. wild yeastie bread aroma. a spritzy carbonated mouthfeel leading to a yeastie complexity and a mild finish. good, not too complex... drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
12oz bottle. pours semi hazy golden with thin white head. nose is wheaty, lots of candy sugar, coriander, lime leaves, and banana. flavor is wheaty, coriander, lots of bananas, candy sugar too much banana and wheat makes this an unappealing flavor profile. body is thin-med. alc well hidden. not too good. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Tasted 7/18/2007. 12oz bottle. Hazy golden hue. Ring of white head. Citrusy floral nose. Nice pleasant nose. Light to medium bodied. Good wheat. Peppery hop finish. Grainy wheat. Good interpretation. Sticky with a touch of tart acidity. Easy session drinking.
Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Pour is golden orange and mildly hazy. Aroma of fruit syrup used for soaking pineapple in particular. Tangy and sugary. A spicy bit of mint, and cloves. The wheat taste is crisp and refreshing, though mired a bit by suggestions of rotten, fermenting pears and oranges. More cloves. Yeast presence gets a little pushy with warmth. Too sweet. Palate highlights the unfortunate foul bits, which cling for a while after swallowing. An obviously poor foundation. Promising but very weak. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices (pepper and corriander), bananas, yeast, and fruity. Tastes of spices, fruitiness, citrus, and very light yeast. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Caramel color. Smell of yeast, caramel, bread, bannanas, spice and citrus peal/zezt. Taste of malt, caramel, yeast, orange zest, yeast, minor wheat and a touch of brown sugar. Refeshing ale. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours a hazy orange bronze with a thin, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma has a nice sweet light caramel and honey orange coriander character. Body starts fairly full and wheaty sweet with good honey and coriander flavor toward a crisp, bittersweet finish with a good dose of bready yeast. A nice witbier. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
I do like the name, gotta give them that, even before the crown is cracked.
Lightly hazed, golden hued appearce, slim, soon-gone head, highly carbonated ...nice, though...
Sweetness in the aroma, plenty of citrus and spice, an orangey/lemon kick, and some coriander and pepper in there, too...delectable, enticing, likable, yes...
Taste: deliciousness is here, there’s some tart, and some bitter, some grit, and a slice of sweet...good texture, lots of give and play...nothing too slick or smooth in this, plenty of flavor, loads of fruit...has all the earmarks of a good, Belgian-style pale ale. In fact, if you blindfolded me, and served it to me, it peg it as a Belgian, and wouldn’t dream it was from an upstart Wisconsin micro.
"Dangerously drinkable" says the label, sort of what you’d say about something like Duvel, but there’s no abv listed....would be nice to know how much alcohol I’m ingesting....it feels on the upper edge.
More from the label: "unrepentant, unpretentious, and unfiltered, our Belgian style pale ale features a touch of wheat and plenty of hops."
Yep, they’re telling the truth there...and the goofy name charms me more than something that arches toward the ages.
More lemon, more wheat, more straw, more hops....damn tnagy, and really good!
I’d love to find out more about the ingredients, and the abv, and maybe more...this is perhaps the most impressive and enjoyable brew I’ve tasted from these guys yet! Good job!