Stereovision: I Can Taste Colour

Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Barrie, Ontario pours a deep, coppery amber colour with a frothy off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lace and is retained as a thick cap. This hopped-up American pale wheat ale has aromas of crystal malts, toasted wheat, lemon peel, clove, pepper, wildflower, honey and lychee.

Stereovision
There’s an Outdoor Music Festival in My Mouth

The taste of Stereovision is mildly bitter, floral and slightly soapy, with notes of citrus rind, toasted wheat and tea biscuit. The ale has a thin body and mild carbonation, though the cap aids a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel. The finish is dry and tart, with pepper, earth, metal and wheat coming through in the aftertaste.

(416) Urban Wheat: Taste Downtown Toronto

This American pale wheat ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company Limited in Toronto, Ontario pours a slightly cloudy, grassy yellow colour with a small white head that reduces to a collar within a minute, leaving little to no lace behind. (416) Urban Wheat smells of wet grass, yeast, earth and burnt wheat, with subtle clove and citrus notes.

(416) Urban Wheat
This American Pale Wheat Ale is Brewed to 4.16%

The taste of (416) Urban Wheat is very similar. Burnt grains, earth and yeast dominate, with hints of banana, cloves and orange rind. The beer is medium-bodied with a mild carbonation. Earth and burnt grains maintain their presence on the tongue, along with a mild syrupy quality. The finish is dirty and the aftertaste is very tart, astringent and slightly metallic.

Samuel Adams Summer Ale: Summer Teeth

This pale wheat ale from The Boston Beer Company in Massachusetts pours a clear pencil yellow colour with a fairly large head that burns off within minutes without leaving much in the way of lacing and lots of visible carbonation. Samuel Adams Summer Ale smells of lemon zest at first, but the aroma really gets muted after the head burns off. Fresh wheat and a familiar banana tone become more prevalent after that. A certain buttery soapiness pokes through as well, along with a peppery zing and a sweet honey note comes through after warming.

Samuel Adams Summer Ale
This Samuel Adams Seasonal is not Up to Par

Samuel Adams Summer Ale really falls short in the taste department. I get a metallic tinge and a faint fresh wheat taste first, then an extremely tart lemon peel taste with a macro-style rotten corn adjunct tone. The beer is very light-bodied with a metallic bitterness on the tongue that goes tart without any significant sweetness behind it. It leaves a rather gross, household cleaner-like taste on the back of the tongue.

Great Lakes Miami Weiss: One Last Taste of Summer

This hopped-up pale wheat ale from the Great Lakes Brewery in Toronto, Ontario pours a golden pencil yellow colour, somewhat hazy with sediment and a soapy white head that leaves behind a generous lace and small collar. Miami Weiss smells very bright and fresh, with notes of buttered popcorn, honey, toasted wheat, flowers and tangerine.

Great Lakes Miami Weiss
This Beer is Sharper than a Pair of White Loafers

Miami Weiss tastes like malted wheat at first, followed by a tart grapefruit citrus tang, a subtle cherry tone and a slight earthiness in the finish. It feels a bit yeasty on the tongue and it’s a bit thin, but it does have a certain sparkle to it, along with a dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste.

KLB Raspbery Wheat: Thank You Berry Much

This light flavoured wheat beer brewed in Toronto, Ontario by the Amsterdam Brewing Company pours a rusty, toasted amber colour with a small, fleeting head that stays around as a thin collar. KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale does indeed smell like raspberry, with toasted malt and honey tones. It’s fairly mild, but always smells fresh.

KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale
The Fruit Flavour is Kept in Check

KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale tastes of toasted wheat at first, then a solid raspberry flavour that doesn’t taste too unnatural. The beer is light-bodied with a medium carbonation, giving it a creamy mouthfeel. There is an earthiness in the finish, along with a brewed tea tone. The aftertaste is very dry and tart.