Filed under: Mikkeller, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit
Pale yellow body under a bright white, sticky head with strong lacing.
Aroma is faint, but enticing, banana, cloves, wheat, pepper.
Flavor is cinnamon, banana, arugula, and peppercorns.
Texture is dry, crisp, active, and lightly biting.
Overall, a great hoppy take on the style, and a delicious example of a witbier.
Filed under: wheat ale (shaker, weizen)
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: flat footed 8 oz shaker
Purchased at: West Trenton Fine Wines and Liquors, Explorer
Price per fl oz: $13 / 144 fl oz = $0.09 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Lime aroma fills the area. A sweet and heady scent. Thick visuals and a nice body. Pears, apricots, and apples. Candy flavors. A tasty and very pretty beer.
Aroma/Olfactory: 7 out of 10
Malt flavor is: sweet, fruit basket, mellow
Hop flavor is: floral, citrus, lime specifically, and lemon.
Yeast flavor is: grit, sand, salt, dirt, flint
Other flavors include: bubblegum, root beer, artificial cherry flavor, vanilla, fleshy fruits, watermelon
Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: pale, golden, amber, thick
Liquid is: hazy, cloudy
Head and lace are: minimal with some white lace
Taste/Flavor: 7 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: light
Palate/Tactile: 3 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: washy, tidal, wet
Carbonation is: soft, flat
Finish is: middling and sweet
Overall experience: 12 out of 20. I liked the aroma, flavor and visuals in the body. I did not like the slightly watery feel, the soda like tendency of Linenkugels in general, and the softness of it.
Filed under: Sam Adams, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: average, fruit juice, iced tea, lemonade, lemons, overly sweet, sugary
Very much like iced tea or lemonade from a sugar mix. That’s not a compliment. Hard to drink.
Aroma is lemons. Visuals are average American pils. Taste is like fruit juice. Palate is overly sweet without any longevity. Overall, Leinenkugel does this better, and I really don’t enjoy Leinenkugel either.
Filed under: Bells, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: amber, apple, aromatic, caramel, cloudy, coriander, creamy, demure, dirt, dust, easy, enjoyable, grass, lawnmower, lemon, light, nice, Nut, orange, peanut, quiet, rind, rye, sugar, sweet, tasty, wheat
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 160 C
RateBeer Rating: 82
Aural: quiet opening, little carbonation, easy pour
Aroma 7 out of 10
Malt Aroma: whole wheat flour, nut, light caramel
Hops Aroma: dust, dirt, grass, coriander, lemon
Other Aroma: apple
Notes: A very nice aroma – not overpowering, but enjoyable, sweet, demure.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Head Retention: thin but persistent
Notes: A very nice example of an American wit. Good color, nice yeasty cloudiness, like a sunset. Head is present but thin.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Malt Flavor: wheat, sugar, rye, peanut
Hops Flavor: dust, rind, coriander, lemon, orange
Notes: A very tasty, if light, flavor. What many might call a good lawnmower beer, but by no means a killer beer.
Palate 3 out of 5
Notes: A crisp, quick finish is my least favorite part of this beer – it’s refreshing, but with a short lived refreshment.
General Impression: 16 out of 20
Craftmanship: very nice.
Personal Taste: liked.
Notes: It was enjoyable, delicious and simple, but many other wits and belgian styles would be my choice when spending $5 on a 12 oz bottle.
Filed under: Sam Adams, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: average, deep, delicious, good price, highly available, muted, ordinary, quiet, refreshing, sour
On tap at Winberie’s in Princeton. A bit of a sour note, but a delicious, highly available, well priced beer. A quiet aroma, mostly due to chilled glasses. The appearance was average. The flavor had a nice depth, and was refreshing, but was nothing out of the ordinary. The palate was nice, but again muted. Not a bad beer, but nothing near great. Much better than the average macro.
Filed under: Harpoon, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: bad, drainpour, light, not good, poor, watery, weak
Purchased at: Gift from Sean P.
Price: Thanks, Sean!
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 150 C
RateBeer Rating: 25
Aroma 2 out of 10
Intensity: very Faint
Malt Flavor: Grain wheat
Hops Flavor: Citrus
Notes: Really nothing coming out in terms of aroma. Very still.
Appearance 1 out of 5
Head Retention: Good
Notes: head persistence and lacing seem chemically induced.
Flavor 3 out of 10
Balance: neutral to sweet
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread
Hops Flavor: Herbal Spice Citrus
Other: Corn Chemical
Notes: Really very light, weak, and a bit watery.
Palate 2 out of 5
Body: very Light
Balance: just a tiny bit of sweetness
Notes: It might as well be flat seltzer.
General Impression: 3 out of 20
Freshness: seems a bit Stale
Personal Taste: Disliked very much.
Notes: There’s no ‘there’ there. It’s the first unfiltered beer that had no haze. It’s the first wheat beer that had no wheaty body. Poorly crafted, badly balanced, and just downright watery. Very much like a light beer, but I’m still consuming the extra 50 calories.