SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Transparent straw yellow body with thick, fluffy, white head. Head has good retention and some lacing is left behind in the glass. Surprised at transparency of this unfiltered wheat beer.
S- Light grain and yeast smell with some herbal hop aromas. Light and somewhat bland.
T- A grainy taste with hints of peppery spice is upfront with a smooth yeast background. Hops kick in for the finish which is all grain and bitterness. Sweet bready yeast lingers. Not bad but somewhat bland-the citrus zest is definitely missing.
P- Medium carbonation and somewhat thin body.
O- This one wasn’t bad but not as good as I expected. I had this one with and without an orange. I know some people look down on adding fruit to beer but the orange solved all my problems with this one. It was missing a citrus character and the orange added that and made this beer go from mediocre to darn good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-06-2007 15:33:46 Strykzone (7490) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. This is quite cloudy and has a white head that lasts nicely. I taste orange and zest first here. Hops are also tasted and are more prominent than in othet hefes. They add dryness and mild bitterness. LinusStick (3484) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
I’m a sucker for a good wheat beer when it’s warm out and this was a nice one. Aroma was a little weak but could pick up some citrus. Pour was a nice light gold with a 2 finger white head. Nice and cloudy. Taste was very crisp and refreshing. Citrus with a bready/yeasty backbone and a nice dry aftertaste. Good carbonation carries the flavor throug. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On tap. Mild fruity aroma, light orange oil and sulfury acidic tang. Cloudy golden dull amber with thin foamy lacing head. Light body with light-medium carbonation. Starts with watery wheat taste, light grainy undertones and mild orange-sulfur notes. Mild bittering in the finish with dusty grainy after, chalky bubblegum hints, and a light acidity. Not a bad American wheat, definitely more flavorful than others I’ve had. FROTHINGSLOSH (7942) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Cranberry PA location this beer poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was light sweetish and grainy. The flavor was dryish, grainy and a bit wheaty with a moderate body. There was a tangy, lightly fruity finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the Wausau brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a transparent golden with a thin, frothy white head. Aroma of lightly pale malt and a hint of wheat along with mildly earthy hops. Body starts with decent mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness and grainy malt with some earthy bittering hops toward a drier finish. Overly bitter, needs more sweet balance. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at the Escanaba brewpub. Hazy, cloudy opalescent orange-tinted straw pour, with a rim of white. Noses in distant
lemon (thanks slice). Flavor is a rather flaccid wet wheat sugar and bland white sugar
flavor. Not much there. Light alcohol, light sweetness, light lemon fruitiness. This is
nothing to get whipped up about. There’s a curt little bit of sourness, but really, really
faint. This is more of a beginner beer than the blond. Faint gummy hop glow finishes this
example. Somewhat thin bodied. Boring. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Murky yellow w/ orange hues. Big white head, frothy w/ good lacing. Skunky nose w/ banana and citrus, hint of spice and sewer. Thin, fruity taste w/ mild, crisp hop finish. Banana and citrus, spiciness is limited. Ending is a bit muddled w/ skunk/sewer flavor. Eh. Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Hazy golden pour with a light frothy head. Has the aroma of citrus and coriander... and something else I wasn’t really able to identify, but not good. It was sweet with some spice and just a hit of bitterness, maybe pine? Not a whole lot of carbonation and it was pretty light. Great for people who like Blue Moon and Leinie’s but not my style. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy straw brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of white bread dough, some flowery hops, and a touch of pear fruit. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with a distinct bread dough and yeast flavor. Finish is slightly sweet, a little watery and then a clean cut finish with no aftertaste.