Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On tap at the Minneapolis airport. Pours a milky golden with a slight haze. Clove, coriander, and some other spices that I can’t really distinguish. A very spicy flavor of clove and bananas. A subtle hint of bitterness. Light and refreshing body. Not great, but not bad either. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
On tap in Minneapolis. Hazy yellow, very fizzy, small hints of corriander and thats about it, very average brew. Not impressed. JK (6393) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Wit? No, this is a crappy American wheat. Yellow and it looks filtered. Aroma of very light wheat without spices associated with a wit, and the same is true of the flavor where there is only a light wheat sweetness and no other qualities of a wit. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
No clear agreement on this one among the first 10 raters. It was my least favorite of the beers in the sampler today. Cloudy gray to yellow ... like lemonade made with bottled lemon juice. No real head, adequate lacing. Nose of wheat and lemon. Taste strong lemon citrus, some clove, maybe some petter, but it can’t really make up its mind to show anything but the citrus. auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Orangish colored pour with little head. Sweet yeasty, spicy aroma. This had a citrusy, sweet finish. Not bad.
nearbeer (5717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Draft at MSP airport brewpub. Pear-orange color with a small, disappearing head. Aroma of bubblegum, and spicy yeast barely overshadows citrus notes. The reverse is true for the flavor: coriander, citrus and drier wheat flavors win out over bubblegum and sweet bready flavors. Light, watery, with a refreshing tingle on the palate. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Hazed Illuminate Yellow Color with White Head. Banana, Citrus, Cloves and Spice Aroma. Medium Mouthfeel. Thin Body. Clean and Refreshing. Citrus Notes, Coriander, Light Dry Wheat Aftertaste. Enjoyable Summer Session Ale. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Very cloudy in the glass, this one, much hazed, a pale yellow, with spotted white foam above.
Fresh and lively aroma, smelling all the world like a witbier, a style I am much susceptible to...pretty, with light floral touches, spice and citric zest.
Taste: lean and serene, mild and imbibable, light and still somewhat delicious. Considerable spiciness balance with orange/lemon flavor. Epitome of a wit. Great summer drinker.
Lacks something to set it apart, but stands serviceable as a summertime quaffer from the ol’ Rock Bottom. I can drink this for a time without getting restless.
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Banana clove comes through, but finishes a bit dryer than I’d like. Could boost up the sweetness a bit and/or change the hop profile to add more character. On tap in Minneapolis Airport, Lindbergh Terminal. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
The bar staff tells me it is an American wheat. It definately is not a hefe - and it leans somewhat towards a wit. Pours a delghtfully hazed straw amber, topped by about an inch of white foam. It looks like a hefe. But the aroma offers no yeast, no clove, no banana. No problem! Instead there is a lightly spicy aroma. Could it be coriander?
Sure it could. I taste coriander and a fruity ginger flavor. This is on top of a dry tangy wheat, that is fuller than the body suggests it should be. Nice almost medium bodied, dry wheat flavor that blends into coriander and ginger. The first couple of sips were good. The last few sips were very good. The second pint was delightful. The finish was what really did it for me - dry and effervescent, and somewhat like it was blended with Vernor’s ginger ale (a favorite of mine).