All notes on beers in the style

American Dark Wheat Ale

Saranac Amber Wheat

12 oz bottle as a single from Kevin. Thanks mate. The beer pours with a lovely, dark golden color with a decent white head that leaves a little lace. There is a touch of haze to the beer which seems appropriate for the style. Nose offers very little outside of some weak malts and a little grain. Tastes are quite dry with a short finish. Plenty of pale malts with the faintest kiss of hop bitterness in the final flourish. More dryness in the aftertaste. The malts have a little biscuit nature...

Lunar

12oz stubbie bottle. I'm drinking this a few weeks after the best before date - I doubt that it will matter much. Thanks go out to Vancer as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF. Disappointing pour. The beer has the appearance of a Belgian Dubbel or perhaps even a Delerium Nocturnum. Odd combination of prickly carbonation and TOTAL lack of head. What's that about?? The flat appearance, dirty color and lack of life make this beer look drab. Very uninteresting. Taste is an usual combination of a Dunkel and...

Schlafly No. 15

Thanks go out to Vancer for the 12 oz single as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF. Very cloudy orange pour. Head and lace are both scant and short lived. Unimpressive appearance. Not quite sure what to make of this. To me this is a bit of an odd style. Is it supposed to be an American version of a Dunkel Weizen? Anyway, lots of sweet malts upfront and a surprisingly tasty banana/bubblegum hit early in the mouth. A little tangy/lively carbonation. Still remains pretty sweet though. Finish is simple...

Brewer Patriot Collection – James Madison Dark Wheat Ale

Part of the Patriot boxed four pack collection, $9.50 @ Toco Giant, Atlanta, GA, USA. English toffee colored pour with a lovely looking dense head and some really nice thick, creamy lacing. Body is clouded but good looking carbonation (a bit like a better looking, lighter Dubbel). Nose has some really nice honey malts and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is good (a little silky even) and the tastes are a combination of slightly tart, sweet malts and some dry bock like character. Unusual and rather...