DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
Cask conditioned and on hand pump at The Exeter on 19/02/05. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Pale straw yellow colour.
Great light ale, very drinkable, quite fruity
Cask conditioned @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge. Herbal mango hoppy aromas. Very intense bitterness. Excellent. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - NBC Club Northampton. A straw coloured beer with a lemony aroma and a harsh bitterness. A tasty beer with little wheat.Score 3.4 chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Subsequent ratings scored 3.0, 3.6 and 3.4. Score unaltered
This isn’t really a German style wheat beer - more like a golden ale or an American Wheat (not hat I’ve actually tried too many of those). The wheat is not very noticeable, but it is a pleasantly crisp and fresh, quite hoppy beer with a significant amount of sharp bitterness on the finish. As Gazza says, very refreshing, if a little one dimensioanl. Cask (gravity dispense) at Bedford Beer Festival 2004. Gazza (727) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2004
Very pale, very dry. The nose gives little away, but the flavour is bitter and astringent to the point of tongue-cleansing. Lemony hops come forwards to mellow the rasping bitterness and a little sweet graininess. A little too dry for me, and you’d probably not guess it’s a wheat beer, but just the job on a hot day! (cask in the Bell, Worcester)
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask at Bon Accord Glasgow. Surprised to find this described as a ’German Hefeweizen’ Only slightly cloudy, easy drinking, fruity aroma but main characteristic is long dry refreshing hoppy finish. Tastes like a good dry light bitter. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Cask: Whitish clouded appearance, good head formation. Apple fruity aroma. Mildly fruity flavor, soft and mellow with a fairly bitter citric finish for the style. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 Re-rate, cask at Smithfield, Derby. Far fruitier than before, still fairly tart but a refreshing, balanced brew this time. Original rating, 2.2 Cask at Wheel Inn, Holbrook. Goldie looking, massivley hopped, pulls your lips back over your head, a bit too frantic for me. tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 28, 2004
cask, old moot hall inn, nottingham. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
a light wheat beer which has excessive bitterness and can be very tangy and acidy. seems to improve with age as it becomes slightly more mellowed and rounded.
Draught at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Very light colored and a thin white head. Floral aroma of fresh hops. Dry malty flavour with bitter hops. Long hoppy aftertaste. Enjoyed it.