lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Aroma: slight tropical fruit and grainy aromas
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
Appearance: light yellow, small head
Flavor: tropical fruit flavors, slight hoppy with strong grainy aftertaste followed by mild fruitness like an apple cider
Palate: very smooth and carbonated--like Sprite or Ginger Ale sodas
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 Sampled again in the bottle. Poured a light and cloudy yellow. Aroma is sharp with lemons and some floral hops citrus. The taste has light lemons and flowers. Surprisingly hoppy for an American Wheat. Nice grassy taste with a refreshing lemon note in the background. Not nearly as openly sour as some in the style. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Straw yellow soft gentle pour leads to light carbonation through clear direction. Some citrus flavor. Not bad for an American wheat. Entertaining but not much benefit. Brad (363) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Pours a cloudy light yellow, white a white reasonably sustaining head. Aromas are of lemon and other citrus with a mellowness from the wheat. Flavor is slightly watered down, with the wheat and lemons up front. No lasting finish, mouthfeel is light and watery. A nice session beer during the summer. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light orange color with very thin fizzy head. Nose is lemons and wheat. Taste is watery with some light orange flavors to it, a small amount of acidic citrus. Good on a hot day
patrick767 (4135) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2006
bottle - This is an okay wheat beer. Like most American wheats, it’s a bit sweet and easy to drink. There’s a hint of citrus in the flavor and very little noticeable hops. It’s just rather unremarkable and thin. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2006
When poured the beer looks to be unfiltered. Hazy straw like color with lots of floating sediment. Citrusy lemon nose. Mildly carbonated and dry, with notes of lemon and grass flavors, and a touch of hops in the finish. An okay beer/wheat. konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Bought this as a goose island sampler. bottle. pours a hazy, cloudy yellowish color with a thin short lived head. Aroma is of hops. This beer is different, tastes of spices, hops, and fruity flavor. Overall a descent beer. beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Just had to weigh in on this one....
It’s not a bad beer, it has a muted banana/citrus/baking spice thing going on that, coupled with a very light body and low alcohol, really does make for a very refreshing hot-weather beer. The hops come through well as it gets just a little warmer than fridge-cold. It should cut the humidity here in Chicago nicely this summer -- that is, when I’m not drinking Bells Oberon, which is a much better example of the same style.
I am disappointed with the description; what will people think Chicago is like if the brewer calls this beer "densely populated" with flavor, etc., and references the city’s downtown area code? This beer really should be called 847 (the north suburb area code, more exciting than the south or west burbs but it sure isn’t the city).
Got this as part of a Goose Island sampler 12-pack, it’s not a beer I was looking for. bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
On tap at the Riverside Tavern in Chicago. Pours nice and hazy with a hugely retentive head. The aroma is primarily of wheat and lemongrass. Flavor and mouthfeel are both soft, with the carryover from the nose of lemongrass and wheat notes. The finish is somewhat bitter and crisp at the end. A good summer brew, and definitely a quencher, but what it lacks in complexity makes it "middle of the road" in comparison to others of the style.