I picked this beer up because "my guy" at the liquor store said if I liked Oberon from Bells (my favorite), that this was a wheat beer, and there is a good chance I would like this one. So I eagerly bought a sixer (no bombers) and made mental plans to have one over the weekend (I assumed more since I was prepared to session).
The beer poured a one finger thick white head, medium retention, but with some but little lacing. The beer looked like it would be light.
The aroma was wheat, sweat malt, and I believe some citrus/fruit. Neither the wheat or malt is overwhelming but the wheat is the stronger of the two.
The flavor starts off with some malt and bread, followed by strong hits of wheat which carries to the finish. The finish also has what I am calling a rye flavor. Don't know if it was brewed with rye but it that flavor sure finds it way onto my palate. I remember my introduction to rye bread by my parents as a youngster: never been a fan. As the beer warms a little it seems to grow in intensity. For me, not the finishing flavor I want left in my mouth.
The carbonation is on the edge of medium while the mouthfeel is light. The beer goes down easy since it is so light. I couldn't session this beer because of the rye flavor.
The worst thing about having having high expectations for a beer (since I liked Uber Sun) is not even getting reasonably close to fulfilling them. I would have to put this beer right in that team photo. Not a horrible beer, but one that has a wrinkle in the wrong place for me. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers