Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Cloudy, golden yellow color...Small, white head lasts only seconds...Wheaty, hoppy aroma slightly sweet smell...Carbonation with a light body...Tangy, mildly hoppy, good summer brew...Could probably down 12 of these without thinking... zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Taste 7/8 Bottle (date?) Looks: Cloudy yellow orange. No head. Aroma: Mild, yeast sour and a little sweet malt. Orange zest. Taste: Nice sour sweet mix. Decent body. A very light stickyness.Refreshes. Nice floral/citrus/spice hop balance in the finish. quite good. Will buy again. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Wow...could I really be the first to rate the new seasonal from Highland?
It’s pretty nice and definitely a propot for a hot NC summer.
Appearance: Very pale yellow, quite cloudy/opaque and yeasty. Fun to look at in the glass.
Aroma: Rye, wheat, a bit of papaya, brown sugar, and as the label suggests, hibiscus.
Taste: Clove, allspice, banana, and some choice hops. Nice!
Palate: Very refreshing and tangy, with a slightly disappointing "young homebrew" finish to it. I’m tempted to cellar it for a couple of months.
Overall: Not my favorite Highland, but still QUITE solid. I’d have it again. Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2008
On tap at Barley’s, Asheville. Very cloudy dark gold, kinda like New Orleans Saints Gold. Nice ’wheaty" aroma, with some floral notes. Flavor is similiarly wheaty, with hints of pepper and smone floral notes here, as well. Crisp finish. Surprisingly full bodied, too. sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2009
bottle. pours hazy golden, with thin white head.
Aroma has a good nose of wheat with light yeast as well as some hops and citrus aroma.
Taste, I enjoyed this one a lot with a good mix of the wheat and light mouthfeel of caramel malts in the finish. Light yeasty palate with some citrus hops.
Light, very enjoyable.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/24/09. Decided to have a bottle of this with lunch today. Poured into my weizen glass a very pale straw yellow. Slightly hazy texture. Decent head right off, but this dwindles to nothing. Some spotty lacing. Smells of grass, lemon, and bananas.
The mouth on this is crisp and wonderful. Moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor profile is of tame breads, citrus zest, and a slight hop bite at the end. This reminds me of a pilsner, rather than a wheat ale. Drinkable? At this low ABV, with a nice crisp mouth and mellow flavor, heck yeah, it’s drinkable. Not bad. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle. Bright deep hazy gold with thin head. Looks quite appealing. Lemony wheat and mild yeast on the nose, more on the palate. Nice sour promise on the nose, but ultimately more wheaty. The hibiscus notes turn me off a bit. If this were a bit more sour and had a slightly more full palate, I could really love this beer. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours opaquely cloudy golden yellow with white head. Aroma of sweet banana, bread, honey, and citrus. The flavor is zesty at first, then some coarse, grainy notes follow. It has a pretty refreshing citrus quality throughout, and various fruity notes jump out once in a while. It finishes with assertive yeast and rye spiciness. Pretty good beer for what it is. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Big thanks to ROBORB for the bonused bottle!
Pours a rich cloudy, thick yellowish color with a short lived white head. Smell is wheaty with some lemony citrus notes and a touch of yeastiness. Taste is quite wheaty, slightly creamy with a lemony brightness and some light spicing from the yeast. Some light bitterness and metallic notes. Medium to slightly rich bodied and soft to medium carbonation. Solid wheat beer and refreshing. Thanks again Rob!