GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a bright hazy straw with an enormous fluffy white head that fizzes a bit on its way down to a hefty cap.
Aroma has citrus elements, especially lemon zest, with a lot of grainy notes. There is light sweet pale wheat, grass and a Sprite-like lemon-lime thing going on.
The taste has more of a sour wheat flavor than the aroma and definitely has more pale malts and grains. The citrus seems to be dialed down a bit up front, but comes back in the finish, which leaves a lemony tartness on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is light bodied and very spritzy.
This is a solid summer beer and very drinkable though it doesn’t measure up to the best pale wheats out there, largely because of the substantially different ABV. As a low alcohol beer, it’s actually quite good.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, purchased at Whole Foods - Coddingtown. Pours a bright, hazy golden color; huge, foamy white head with great retention and lacing; looks fantastic and refreshing. Dry-hop aroma just spilling out of the glass: grassy, citrusy, herbal; some notes of hay and just a touch of honey; dry and crisp. Medium-light to light body; high carbonation (good choice); a very dry core of basic honeyed and toasty sweetness, with a sharp, zesty citrus and grassy hoppiness (floral and herbal notes in there as well: a vibrant, fresh-tasting hop character); just noticed the hop additions are Amarillo (comes across more grapefruit and lemony than orange) and Tettnanger (that spicy and herbal quality especially comes through beautifully on the nose); hugely drinkable, satisfying beer for 2.4%; very impressed by this. If only it wouldn’t cost me a couple hundred dollars to session this... Delicious. Medium-length finish: lingering citrus and herbal bitterness, just a touch of honey, nicely bone dry.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with mattyb83. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a slightly frothy, effervescent head. Looks exactly what an American wheat should look like. Aroma of some lemon zest, slight hay, tad of correander, and yeast. Smells quite nice actually. The body and palate definitely leave more to be desired. Slightly thin and watery, a lot of the flavors in the aroma are muted. Grassy, hair of spice, and some lemon citrus are all there, but just don’t stand out very much. Still quite a nice beer for something with such a low ABV.
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Straw beer with a white head. Perfume and floral aroma. Citrus and floral flavor. Medium-light bodied. Citrus and floral notes linger.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Sampled on tap at Mikkeller Bar
Hazy, almost muddy pale yellow with a small white head. Light and fresh hop scents of grass and citrus. Flavours of hops in the taste. Finishes with a good bitterness. Amazing for being a low alcohol.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured into a Brew Dog tulip. This has a hazy yellow color that is reminiscent of what my pee looks like after a heavy night of drinking. Pretty dark. When the glass tapers down towards the bottom it has the look of a nice lemonade. A nice and small, frothy white head sits atop. Aroma is sweet wheat like that of breakfast cereal, which is pretty much what I’d expect of a wheat beer. There is a hint of lemon in the aroma as well, though, which is quite pleasant. Taste is also somewhat sweet wheat, but there is a nice grassy component towards the finish as well. Maybe some more lemon mid palate. Very crisp finish. Light body, and extremely refreshing to drink. If only this was cheaper, because this would be one hell of a session beer.
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours highly carbonated lite orange with a huge foamy white head that lasts forever! at least an inch thick. nose is bready, yeasty, light grains, lemons, lite floral hops. flavors of metallic hops, lemons, spicy yeast and some lite tartness. most definately one of the best low abv beers out there. lots of flavor and little body make this an easy drink. wish it came in a 6 pk or something. very lite but with lots of flavor is the name of the game here. wish it was a bit more fresh but regardless, if this were to be sold while i was on deployment, i would have had it all the time!
Ratman197 (13898) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious refreshing beer but is a bit thin. taken the low alcohol considered a very well done summer beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind lots of lace.
S - The aroma is a mix of lemon and other citrus elements, some grainy malt, and a bit of herbal hops as well.
T - Starts off with a kick of slightly tart lemon flavor balanced by some grainy malts. Through the middle, a bit of yeast and some herbal hop flavors mix in. The finish is a mix of grainy malt and yeast that linger.
M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and crisp without feeling watery or empty at all.
D - Super drinkable. It is a bit remarkable how light and low abv (2.4%) this beer is, and the fact that it still tastes like beer and has substance to it.