JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Friend of mine had this one in his fridge. Pours amber with thick white head. Aroma of wheat, light hops and malt with some kind of additional spice. Flavor is quite mild with no one ingredient stealing the show. Interesting, but not bad... even in winter. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2004 Autumn Brew Review: Coudy. I’ll Go with Straw Coloring. Big Head. Thar Be a Different Sort of Summer Ale...Wheat, Hops and Some Spice to it. Fruit. Would Like to Try Again. badgerben (5325) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Autumn Brew Review 2004. Strange brew... Dark straw color with a good sized head. Weak aroma of wheat. Kind of a wheat and malt taste, but some spice and hops that aren’t in a typical wheat. I stick by my original comment: strange... DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 19, 2004
(12 oz bottle) Very mild wheat flavor, somewhat sweet and spicy like a Belgian with a subtle pale maltiness lurking in the background; Bubblegum finish; The spicy, light bubblegum nose has a Belgian character to it, but the nose is also a bit on the sweet side; Light bodied with a modest zip on the palate, but generally not all that exciting; Hazy pale yellow with a very small head on the pour, and absolutely no head within maybe 15 seconds; Only a handful of carbonation bubbles slowly rise toward the surface; No lacing; Different type of American summer brew, almost a Belgian Light beer, and while not great, it's decent enough and I appreciate that it's not just a boring light wheat beer like most American summer beers Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
Thirsty, I reached blindly into the fridge, grabbed a bottle, popped the top, and poured it into a pint glass, giving little thought to what it was, but thinking it was a hefe weizen. As I finished it, I mused that it must've been a mighty weak weizen, with little hefe and scant wheat texture...then I noticed the bottle, and read the label...partial wheat malts...not far off the mark...interesting...
So, the beer...appearance:slightly hazy, orange/amber color, short, disappearing head.
Aroma:very sweet and fruity, sugary, a distinctive character, with orange chief at first, and banana gaining prominence later on. I kept my nose in this one for a while, very nice.
On the palate, though, the sugary sweetness goes a bit too far, and comes close to cloying. Extraordinarily light in every respect, and an ideal summer slammer. Banana/clove aspects peep up, but never fully form...it's like a half-born hefe weizen. Lacking quite a bit, but neither does it pretend to much, either. A nice little summer ale.
JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Slightly cloudy. Aroma of a hefe weizen, and one of the few beers where I can actually find banana in the aroma. Flavor of a mild hefeweizen. Thin. ok. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Cloudy straw color,nice aroma of wheat,spice and yeast with a slight citrus side to it.The taste was very nice,wheaty with a good spice content along with a nice mellow citrus that didn't get to out of hand like on some others i've had.The after taste was much the same as the taste with a little more note on the hops and spice coming through.I have to agree with Nuffield that as it warmed it got a little rough to drink.This might be a set back but as far as i'm concerned i prefer this one ice cold for a good experience.The brew is all in all good and worth trying. celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Not the best summer ale IMO. More like a Heffe but not too heavy on cloves as are some.
Poured light yellow with small head which barely hung around. Did leave some lacing and had OK carbonation. Spicy overtones with definite but not overpowering cloves. Not my favorite but not the worse either. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2003
A hefe profile came through for me, with the clove aroma having something like artificial watermelon candy as well. Mostly clear, just a bit of haze in the dirty yellow color. This was disappointing flat in appearance and palate, with only the fact that I was eating some rather salty rice pilaf able to compensate by stimulating a nice secondary fizz in my mouth. As it warms it ends somewhat limp in the mouth. Acceptable, but with much disappointment. heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Crisp yeastiness and noble hops. Tasted rather kolsch-like to me, with a clean maltiness.