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). beastiefan2k (4246) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Sampler at MSP airport, labeled just "Wheat" but definitely a Belgian Wit, so I will rate it here. This was of course the first in the sampler and it was the first I rated. It looks very nice, a very hay, almost dirty, straw-golden color with radiant edges. Araom is spot on for Wit with lots of lemon and coriander and a touch of Belgian yeast dough. Taste is thicker with more coriander coming through. It has a cool and original, almost fuzzy mouthfeel to it, I enjoyed it tremendously. 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.
nearbeer (5715) - 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. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Minneapolis. Mostly murky and pale straw yellow in color with a thin creamy white film on top and seeping, weeping white lace. Aroma has a souring lemon lime persona with a touch of pale honey and sweetened corn chex. Cloves give an herbaceous underbelly white simultaneously jettisoning and turning with lemon rind hugging the corners. Cool, bready ambiance for flavor. Doughy, lightly peppered vanilla sweet rolls. Gentle carbonation calls out the smooth going, pre-sucked on lemonheads while a Belgian-esque honey graham gives grain its grounding. Sweet wheat and lemon baguettes wrap around for a moderately titillating finish.
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. 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. 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. BeerandBlues2 (14422) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Draught at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Pours hazy and cloudy pale yellow with spare fizzy white head and fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, hay, meal), average hops (flowers, celery), heavy yeast (dough) with notes of lemon, corriander and banana. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; wheat and grass. Light bodied, fizzy and spicy texture, average carbonation and metallic finish. Tmoney99 (15228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Draft sample at MSP.
Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium spicy citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Interesting refreshing brew.