Thanks to Joshua Schipp and Andy for picking this up from the Hy-vee on 53rd this past weekend for the beer dinner we were hosting. I got around to reviewing this Monday afternoon following an easy 6 miler through Moline.
Taste: I initially got a lot of vanilla from this. The backbone is bready and dough like with subtle hints of fruity esters and the complementary banana and clove phenol (though the clove is hindered a lot here by the vanilla). Some tang follows near the end with a light splash of orange juice and straw like qualities. THe end is sweet and honeyed.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very well incorporated carbonation, which makes the beer go down very smooth, yet provides a bigger creamier body. The wheat adds a chewiness. Nevertheless it finishes dry but sweet, yet crisp and refreshing.
Overall Impression: It's kind of cool to have a two-beer-in-one bottle available. whether you like a cleaner crisper beer, or a saturated doughy, but complex and equally enjoyable (depending on preference) beer, I'd say this is a Hefeweizen (wheat) beer to put on the list of beers worth trying, even if you are like me and not necessarily a fan of the Wits/Whites, Weiss', Wheat's and Hefe's.