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Wacko

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Herb and Spice Beer

5.0 by scot have another Wacko by Magic Hat Brewing Company

Wow. Surprised by the color as the pink in the beer comes out very quickly. Held it up to the sunlight to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me. Had a finger-and-a-half, pink hued head, with good retention, and slight lacing. Average amount of carbonation. Malty aroma, possibly a little beet scent gives the idea of some fruit. Very tough to pick up much on this one. Medium mouth feel. That finishes sweet but possibly a little dry. The taste doesn't seem to carry the beets (maybe that's...read more

Overall Rating: 5.0 by 1 dude have another Wacko by Magic Hat Brewing Company 100%

Dancing Man Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

7.0 by rich have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Aroma: Spicy, anise/clove. First taste: The bottle label only said "wheat beer", but upon first taste....surprise, Hefe Weizen. Very rich, thick, and sweet with traditional "clovey" spice taste. Overall: My full disclosure is that I am not the biggest fan of the hefe weizen style.It's my prejudice against overally flavored brews, esp in a style that's typically intended for the summer months. But, this brew won me over with another surprise. After drinking a bottle, I logged into New Glarus's we...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 2 dudes have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Circus Boy

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

8.0 by rich have another Circus Boy by Magic Hat Brewing Company

Aroma: Citrusy. Initial taste: Very clean and refreshing. The lemon, citrus taste is very subtle, unlike some brewers tendency to go over the top on "extra" flavors. Overall: Here it is, the beginning of summer, and in the upper midwest we've got to savor our short time in the sun. So I find myself deep into the enjoyment of summer brews. Wich by the way, seem to be one of the largest categories, in terms of offerings from brewers. I loved this beer. It's crisp, dry, and the lemon-grass adds j...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 2 dudes have another Circus Boy by Magic Hat Brewing Company 100%

#9

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Fruit Beer

8.0 by rich have another #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Company

Aroma: Mysterious sweet, maybe floral. Totally unique. Initial taste impression: The unique aroma dominates first taste. Smooth, rich, and deep taste. Overall: One of a kind drinking experience, and a very respectable beer. Like MH says in their description, "Not so Pale Ale", it's not a cliche, it's accurate for this crisp and refreshing brew. Hops are there in the background, but like all great beers, the ultimate goal is to balance the ingredents into a mix that\'s a greater sum than individu...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 2 dudes have another #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Company 100%

Sunset Wheat

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Witbeir

6.0 by scot have another Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Two finger fluffy white head with little retention and some lacing - seems like my favorite mason jar has this effect on a lot of beers. Strong citrus (orange) aroma with slight wheat scents. The taste is definite citrus while the wheat flavor is stronger than in the scent. Dry endings. Sweet. Crisp, clean, and dry. After jogging this beer is refreshing and goes down easy. I could see where two, three or more could go down before you know it. Not my favorite wheat beer (Oberon) but I wou...read more

Overall Rating: 5.0 by 2 dudes have another Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company 50%

White Lady Double Wit

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Hefeweizen

5.0 by scot have another White Lady Double Wit by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

This is a seasonal beer in which the brewery always seems to have four or five on tap. Once the small batch is gone, so is the beer for that season. So a bi-monthly visit to the brewery should yield several different beers to try. This is a definite Hefeweizen beer. All the usual suspects are there: cloudy, unfiltered appearance due to the yeast, a flavor that is full of clove w/ a hint of spiciness and a slight hop finish. I would say the clove is a little over powering. The aroma has t...read more

Overall Rating: 5.0 by 1 dude have another White Lady Double Wit by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 0%

Gandy Dancer Honey Ale

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

American India Pale Ale

5.0 by scot have another Gandy Dancer Honey Ale by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

This is what happens when you are in a hurry and send the wife in to purchase a growler of beer! You end up with a beer that you yourself wouldn't pick and, then, because you don't like it, the wife decides the taste test in the bar was misleading. There are three extra types of hops that are added to this beer to give it a slight hoppy finish. The aromatic rye and orange blossom honey give a definite fruity scent; seems like peaches(?). The beginning of the after taste has a similar flavo...read more

Overall Rating: 5.0 by 1 dude have another Gandy Dancer Honey Ale by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 0%

Conway's Irish Ale

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Irish Red Ale

8.0 by scot have another Conway's Irish Ale by Great Lakes Brewing Company

My first Irish Ale so I was surprised with the roasted malt flavor as I didn't expect it from a "red" beer. I guess I still have memories of Killians Red from college when I thought it was the best beer ever! :) Hint of caramel. Finishes a little dry. Advertised as a meat and potatoes beer, I definitely would have to agree....read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Conway's Irish Ale by Great Lakes Brewing Company 100%

Sunset Wheat

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Witbeir

4.0 by rich have another Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

My most optimistic viewpoint would be that it's a very unique Summer Wheat Ale. But, I would define the taste as somewhat gimmicky, with it's blueberry and orange smell/taste. Not a bad beer (well there's really no such thing), but loses points because it doesn't seem genuine....read more

Overall Rating: 5.0 by 2 dudes have another Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company 50%

Oberon Ale

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

American Wheat Ale

8.0 by scot have another Oberon Ale by Bell's Brewery, Inc.

This used to be my favorite beer! I couldn't wait for April for the first signs of this beer in the stores. But, I feel they have changed their recipe in the last six months, as the aroma and taste of the beer seems different. They have started distributing to non-liquor stores locally. Appealing to the masses? Don't let the unfiltered "floaties" bother you. Has a fruity taste with a hint of spice. The wife enjoys adding an orange that seems to bring out even more of a fruity fl...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 2 dudes have another Oberon Ale by Bell's Brewery, Inc. 100%

Summer Beer

Harpoon Brewery

K├Âlsch

6.0 by scot have another Summer Beer by Harpoon Brewery

The light color reminds me of a, umm, Miller Lite or Bud Lite. Refreshing to the nth degree. Mildly carbonated with a light mouth feel. Not much of an after taste and not much of an overall flavor - extremely light. I could understand on a hot day how 3 or 4 would go down smoothly. Fun times! This is my first Kolsch style beer and I would like to try some more!...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Summer Beer by Harpoon Brewery 100%

Station Master Wheat Ale

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

American Wheat Ale

7.0 by scot have another Station Master Wheat Ale by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Great clean, refreshing taste. The hop level, without any added flavor separates this American Wheat Pale Ales, from all the other summer "fruity" wheat ales. Very well balance taste. Even though I am not a huge fan of hoppy beers, I don't mind it here even though the hops flavoring doesn't seem to go with this style of beer....read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Station Master Wheat Ale by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 100%

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