DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
Cask conditioned and on hand pump at The Exeter on 19/02/05.
Pale straw yellow colour.
Great light ale, very drinkable, quite fruity Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
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 3.4chriso (7533) - 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 (726) - 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 (2154) - 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.
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. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
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.